"Struggled to finish"
Probably a good story for a movie, but not enough for a book. I never really managed to get into the story, I was wandering when it would kick-in... But it never came...
Also did not like the reader. Too many fake accents and impressions which did not fit.
Excellent story truly brought to life by the brilliance of the narration. Cannot recommend this audiobook highly enough. Gets you on all levels.
What an amazing book! I loved every chapter and character, a definite must read,awesome! 😊😊
"Shameless tear-bait for teenage girls"
Quite possibly. This one came up as a pick for my book club. It is only 7 hours of listening so I got through it without bother.
Surprised me, I suppose.
Sure. She wasn't so bad.
It almost wouldn't matter. The characters are so thin - [insert physically 'hot' and vocally irreverent teenage boy] [insert vulnerable, alienated, and vocally irreverent teenage girl] [insert square parent] [insert eccentric friend for the girl]...etc. Cut anyone. You still have a bunch of stock teen drama characters playing out their story with no creative risks taken whatsoever.
Not that I am complaining. It is generic, cynically composed, teenage tear-bait by committee. That's fine, it doesn't pretend to be anything else and it is short. I tried a Will Self recently - just as cynically composed but so flabby; such indiscriminate waste of its readers' time. Green is an honest hack at least. Hit the familiar notes. Give the audience what they came for. Don't outstay your welcome.
"Ok but meh!"
Listening to the book whilst travelling to and from work was ok; it lacked a little something or maybe I was just too old for the book.
I found the book to be quite young in its wording, maybe that's the target audience, but it didn't resonate with me. Less "teen" writing would have enhanced the story for me, but that's just my view others may prefer it's simplicity.
I liked that the book dealt with a delicate subject openly, but again I found it a little naive
The book tells a good tale, it's not a bad book, however for me it was just a little to simplistic, there wasn't anything wrong with the story or pace just a little simple for my tastes
"It had me in tears"
I know The Fault in Our Stars was intended for young adults but, as a 'mature' listener, I really loved this book. On a number of occasions it made me quite tearful as I recognised the authenticity of the sentiments expressed. It is beautifully crafted and well written - a fantastically constructed, though relatively simplistic story, which describes the action so realistically as the story unfolds. I hadn't expected the twist in the story either.
I also loved the narration -brilliant!
"A fantastic read."
Yes and no because I like to listen and sometimes I just like reading in to myself.
The book its self was just fantastic I would give it another read.
Augustus Waters the way she read the line for his character just made love him more.
Everthing in the book just moved me so much it can make you cry and laugh.
Hazel Grace great catch phrase 😎 very real story not just for youngsters download this book... 😎
Very good performance. Plot pretty simple -easy listening
I thought the narration was very good
Not really. ME before you was a much better listen for this
Great book, great performance, bought back a lot of memories. Well done John Green and Kate Rudd.