I am a happily married, Christian late 40's stay @home mom of two (9 & 13). I enjoy singing on our church's praise team, coordinating BoxTops & Labels for Ed for the kid's school, and caring for our pets....KaCee, and Darcy (lab mix & lab), Oreo (cat) & Kyann (teddybear hamster) and laughing
I cannot speak to that question except by what the author himself claims that this audio version makes his writing better.
When Peter Van Auten (sp?) Shows up unexpectedly in Hazel ' van.....or should I say Hazel ' mothers van.
She really brought individuality to each of the characters.
Poignant. ...overwhelming....funny & sad.
YES! I enjoyed the book the first time, but I would read it again to absorb more details.
Gus was my favorite character because he was so kind, generous, and brave.
Kate Rudd brings consistency. If I were reading the novel, I'd be breezing through critical parts to see what happens next. I'd miss details that I'd regret missing.
I wouldn't chose the one the film used, "one sick love story."
This is the best book I have listened to thus far.
The scene where they are having the memorial service for Augustus in the basement of the church while he was present.
Yes, Great story. Plus, always better after the first time, since characters are already known.
No real favorite, although each and every character gives a good representation of the types of people that are in this world, and how each deal with life and different aspects of tragedy. Enlightening and insightful.
The bad thing is, I was listening to this book while sitting at my desk at work. Not the best idea when the story often moved me to tears.
I wish we could share audio books just like we do hard cover books! I'd lend it to all my friends and to my kids.
When Agustus Waters told to Hazel Grace that he's in love with her.
Yes it makes me cry. Its very touching story.
Avid reader all of my life! Favorite author is Stephen King! Favorite book is Hyperion! (READ/LISTEN to it!)
This is easily one of the best audio books I have listened to in a long time. The story of a young 16 year old girl who is dying of cancer and yet finds joyous love in all the misery and heartache she has endured. Incredibly emotional. You will laugh out loud. You will cry.
The narrator is exquisite and perfect to bring about the voice and personality of Hazel. I cannot say enough great things about this book. Just get it and listen to it. Period.
Amazing, Thoughtful, Story
I cried and laughed throughout the book. I was amazed at how well written and compelling the story is. This is a story about teens in love with cancer-nothing something I would usually pick up or be interested in. I would not have thought it could be so done well. I will definitely be looking for more from this author.
This book was well written, well thought out. The reader was amazing, I loved every voice she did.
I loved the characters, even though they are teenagers, you notice that their lives are not so simple after all.
The eulogy, that was just happy and sad at the same time.
makes you appreciate life
This book was just very touching, and it just makes you rethink life. Kate Rudd is an excellent narrator. I could easily take breaks while reading this book, and it didn't hook me like the Hunger games book where I couldn't stop reading.
Little bit crazy but prefer the term eccentric. I am a recluse by nature so I live for my books and the friends I find within their pages.
We are all touched by cancer, either directly or indirectly, no one escapes this soul destroying disease. This story is wonderful in its approach and helps those of us lucky enough to be healthy understand the journey of the terminally ill. It is not depressing or even overly sad, just real and illuminated. I would recommend to anyone over the age of 13.