That's hard to say because I read some and listened to some. The audio was quite good.
Noted as young adult literature, as an adult, I thought that this was worth listening to. Deals with the complexity of terminal illness and the pain of loss in a respectful manner. Well done!
This is a terrific book. Yet, I’ll get a little picky with it in a moment. First, I want to congratulate the audiobook narrator, Kate Rudd. The author has a version he recorded himself, which I haven’t heard. Hard to imagine it could match up to Rudd’s narration. She has out-of-breath nailed.Now, to the promised pickiness. Perhaps precocious teenagers with terminal cancer gravitate to one another. Or, perhaps terminal cancer creates the brain equivalent of adrenalin. Or, maybe kids looking down a shortened path to life’s end become dazzlingly philosophical. Given all those possibilities, I am willing to toss disbelief for the sake of a brilliant and witty narrative. But still, there were moments I would have expected an actual teenager to sound a bit less like they held an MFA.Again, the narrative was so engaging and so clever this fault is barely worth mentioning. In a lesser book it would be an important failure. In one this well plotted and well written it’s barely worth noticing. But I did notice. It made the kids a little too fabulous.
I have been hearing suggestions from my friends to try this book which I did out of my curiosity. It took me a week to finish it but every time I start listening to it, tears are falling from my eyes. I really love this book and I'm hoping to have the same great love that Gust and Hazel found in each other.
Sweet, sad, real
A well written teen reader novel. The narrator was good and the story flowed well. You can become invested in the characters and even the tragedy is handled well.
Yes, this is technically a YA novel, and I'm 33. It's just pure genius. I'm madly in love with both of the main characters, and I want them to come live in my house with me forever. There are very few books where I can honestly say, "I'm a better person because I read this book." It's a really, really short list, actually. But I am. Thank you, John Green. This book is amazing.
Yes, the reader did a really great job of bringing the characters to life, probably much better than my internal monologue.
I was impressed by how real the characters felt. Nothing was unbelievable, the characters were perfect. The story was happy and sad, I loved it.
She brought the characters to life, her voices were great. The audio quality was good.
Life is short, make a wish.
I was surprised by the author, I had been watching his YouTube videos for years, then I saw him at the premier and found out he was the author. I saw the trailer for the movie first, then I read the book based on that. I really enjoyed the book, then I cried through the whole movie a few days after finishing it. I think the book only took me three or four days to listen to. I highly recommend it to people who love the feels and a good romance.
I don't usually read young adult or YA but decided to give this a shot after seeing John Green on the Today Show. I was very impressed with the quality of the writing and the complexity of the characters. I couldn't stop listening to it because I had to find out what would happen next. I highly recommend it.
I apprecieated every character in the book, from the main characters to the minor ones. It was amazing to see how the parent's own struggle was portrayed in a subtle way.
It was excellent. The voice was perfect.
It's at the top of the list.
Isaac. He's always been my favorite.
Okay? Okay. No sense in making something up, the story is far to good.
I own a hardback copy of this book, and i have gone to the theater several times to see the movie. I am in love with this story, and everything about it. And now i can listen to it when I'm on the go, through my iPhone.
When I first saw that it is a YA novel, I wasn't sure about it. There have been some others that I enjoyed, but most I have difficulty identifying with. Although I still didn't find any direct "identifiable" aspects (I've not had any teenagers with cancer in my life) I fell for the characters instantly.
This was one of those books where I hated hearing "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program" because I did enjoy it and just wanted to go on enjoying it.