I have always loved to read and just discovered Aubible which I am also loving.
I LOVED this !!!
Maybe the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio? I can't explain why. It just reminded me a lot of it.
Oh I did a lot of both !! I cried so much, my eyes were sore by the end of the book.
I absolutely LOVED this book !! I listened to it in one day. Only stopping to eat and go to the bathroom. I will probably listen to it again one day. And I am NOT a rereader/relistener.
Wow. I have rarely been so thoroughly involved in a book. I love Green's presentation of the characters and their wit (be prepared to laugh deeply). I appreciate the examination of taboo topics (like I'm going to ask a Hazel in my life whether she realizes her family has no extra money because of all they're spending just to keep her alive), and the insightfulness of the observations. Yes, it has sad parts, too, though not necessarily predicable ones. I cried. I cried a lot. But I didn't feel manipulated into crying. And I didn't end up depressed and hopeless.
The narration is incredible. Rudd does an amazing job of giving just the right voice to the characters.
I purchased this after listening to CDs from the public library and knowing I'd be listening again and again. I've purchased gift copies and recommended the book to many others. I always recommend the audio version because Rudd's performance is superb.
If you haven't read The Fault in our Stars, you simply must. It's worth it!
I have never read a book by John Green before, but had friends highly recommend him as an author. I decided to take the plunge with this audiobook. I was so impressed and so pleased. The narrator was excellent at revealing the heart of the main character, as well as her wonderfully sarcastic teenage voice. I laughed a lot, cried a lot, and was taken in by the mystery of this book. I honestly think, if you haven't read anything by John Green, check this book out and you will become a fan. It may be for young adults, but the story is beautiful and relatable for any age.
Ardent reader of history, non-fiction, fiction, fantasy, sci-fi. Have a lot of audiobooks, but in all honesty, I prefer to read rather than listen. However, my daily hourly walk has become a pleasure with a good audiobook to listen to.
An emotional love story between 2 young cancer patients. I had several reactions to the book, some of it 'yes-absolutely', or 'no, not too sure about that' .. but all in all, I was moved by the portrayal of the brutal reality of life; we are all facing death one way or another, and well .. I found it to be a book that has subject-matter that deserves to be thought about. Theres no beautiful graceful dying swan stuff here; cancer is horrible, terrible and degrading, and the author projects the physical hardships and emotional rollercoasting through his 2 main characters. I did come across a few flaws in the book, such as the teens having a little too perfect quick-thinking clever dialogues and so on, but its minor stuff; for me it didnt distract from the main focus of the book: life and love is hopeful and beautiful, terminal cancer is ugly and final - and the struggle to come to terms with and/or make sense of it all
Kate Rudd, the narrator, did an absolutely STERLING job reading this audiobook.
Something unexpected. Anything really. This book has such a predictable storyline and bland, vanilla characters. The voice of the main character tries to be cute and likable and instead just bores you. She reminds me of a character from Sweet Valley High, or maybe an episode of Saved by the Bell that tries to teach Zach the importance of empathy.
Made some effort.
She was fine.
The main characters.
The story line. Its really cute and I enjoyed the characters.
I'd would write it but that will give away the ending. It was a really nice ending though.
This was a touching book written about two kids whose lives are a struggle and most likely short. Not a terrible, gut-wrenching book but just a book about how some of our dreams are just that - dreams - and when faced with the reality of it the glitter might not actually be there.
I really enjoyed this book and didn't realize that the book was written for teens.
I enjoyed the teenage sarcasm and outlook on life. I kept laughing out loud while I was listening to it.
Yes I liked the narrator
The way it was explained
She did a good job Even though it was a tough subject to talk to abour you were kept interested I usually dont like to read books like this one but it was good
I havent finished it yet
Addicted to audiobooks & podcasts. 5 Stars=I Loved It, 4 Stars=Enjoyed it Thoroughly, 3=Kinda Good, 2=Bad/Boring, 1=Complete Waste of Credit
I couldn't get through this one - I listened to the first 10 chapters and couldn't take anymore of the sweet romance mixed with semi-witty teenage dialogue. I skipped forward through several more chapters - trying to see if the story would turn the corner and become bearable - then I skipped to the end - no dice. Yes, cancer is awful - I feel like an ogre for hating a book about kids with cancer........ thank god people can't respond to my reviews because I'm sure I would be in for a severe flogging for this one.
I'm either too cynical and anti-romance to get it or the book was written for 15 year old girls - I can't figure out which - but I do know that I am disappointed I paid for it.
I might be returning it - I haven't decided on that though because I don't know if Audible should be penalized for my making a poor choice every now and then - its not like we are owed a fantastic experience each and every time. I also don't know if my review will disappear once I return it which could mean that someone else might follow in my footsteps & buy it without realizing what it's about.