Probably Not. Story focused too much on the Cancer and not enough on the characters
It does. It stopped so abruptly that it left me wondering what becomes of these people
This book was written for a very young audience
I'm not usually a fan of young adult fiction, but this story garnered so much attention I couldn't help but check it out. I was not disappointed. The story is sometimes cute and at others, sad. I grew to know each character and care about their futures and wonder about the subconscious meanings behind their words and actions, which is always a sign of a well written story.
Kate Rudd delivered an absolutely flawless performance. I'm afraid to say that I've been severely irked in the past about how female narrators tend to lower their tone in almost ridiculous fashion to imitate a man's voice for their speaking parts, and it usually comes across as mocking. She did not. With an altered inflection to his voice, she clearly identified Augustus and it sounded completely natural. The emotion she portrayed at various points captured the mood perfectly. While browsing for audiobooks, I may certainly try a few out simply based on her being the narrator.
Yes, it's a sweet story, just not much depth.
Ending was the best part.
Narrator was good, got all characters very nicely.
This is a very sweet story, I may even listen again. Just not the deep complied stories I normally like.
I love a really good book. It expands my life experiences and emotions!
Excellent look at death, dying and living in the moment
Can't think of a book to compare it to. The characters are teenagers!
Tour of Anne Franks house
Can you live today as if it were your last day?
Yes I would listen to The Fault in Our Stars again! It was such an amazing book that really shows you how death makes you appreciate life.
What I liked best about the book was just the constant emotion. There were no dull moments and I found myself connecting to the characters.
I really loved Augustus! He is so sweet to Hazel and has set the bar really high.
The whole book but especially the part where Augustus was in his car at the gas station with Hazel. I can honestly say I felt my lip quiver.
I am so glad I read this book even though it has left me heartbroken, but at the same time it makes me happy, which I really can't explain.
I was a little concerned to "read" this book, just given the hype/teen-angst surrounding it, but I thought it was a great listen with a very touching, tender message. John Green is exceptional at capturing the maturity and intelligence in teens, which I would have forgotten in this Cheetah Gurlz generation, had it not been for his astute observations and biting humor.
Ms. Rudd did a great job narrating- you could hear Hazel's frustrations and even her labored breathing (at appropriate times). She did a great job transitioning between male and female dialogue without doing huge and distracting vocal distortions. A huge bonus was the interview with the author at the end.
I truly enjoyed this audio book. The narration was excellent, and the story was one I didn't want to end.
The narrator did such a good job of allowing you to feel in touch with each character. The story made you smile, laugh and cry. Loved it.
The author's ability to share the exact feelings of what the characters must have felt. The knowledge of what the endured allowed me to bring much more understanding and empathy to those with cancer.
THe main character - Hazel Grace
Same title as the book!
All business but contemporary fun!
Here is the dilemma: would have this book been better off with adult characters or with the current teenage stars? Hazel and Augustus' early maturity could have been a result of their health struggles but the witty yet philosophical dialogues are not indicative of their assumed age. On the other hand, the rawness in their thoughts and conversations could have easily turned this book into an apathy infested script which is salvaged by the young and innocent stars. Somehow, it all worked for me.