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The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - It doesn’t matter that John Green’s target audience is teenagers – his characters are smart, honest, and funny no matter how old you are, and the universal themes captured in this book are, well, universal. Terminal cancer may not be the most uplifting of plotlines, but don’t let that stop you from listening to this wonderful story. Narrator Kate Rudd is most impressive in handling all of the male and female characters – young and old, American and Dutch alike – and is definitely a rising (no pun intended) star. — Diana D.

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Category, 2013

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

©2012 John Green (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"An electric portrait of young people who learn to live life with one foot in the grave. Filled with staccato bursts of humor and tragedy, The Fault in Our Stars takes a spin on universal themes - Will I be loved? Will I be remembered? Will I leave a mark on this world? - by dramatically raising the stakes for the characters who are asking." (Jodi Picoult, best-selling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Sing You Home)

"It's a testament to John Green's writing and Kate Rudd's narration that, in a book about teenagers with cancer, there are still plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. Green's teens are precocious and clever, and Rudd sells it, delivering every 'or whatever' with perfect teenage inflection and fully inhabiting protagonist Hazel as she navigates the world with lungs ravaged by cancer. When Hazel has trouble breathing, we hear it in the way Rudd gasps and pants between words. It's a sad, funny, smart, beautiful book." (AudioFile)

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    Iris Pereyra 01-30-15

    Addicted to books, but especially to audiobooks!

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    "Heart-wrenching YA but also lovely"

    I am not going to go into the whole discussion on whether or not adults should read books written about or for young adults. I think that's a very silly argument, in my view it's for everyone to decide what they want to read.
    Personally I am way past the age where I decide what to read based on what someone else thinks about it.
    Much has been said about this story so I won't bored you with details you already know.

    This story is about young love and how devastating it's to see young people dying.
    But it's also about the human spirit and our desire to be relevant and leave a mark during the short period of time we have on this earth..

    Kate Rudd is a wonderful narrator, I have several titles on my library where she's the narrator and she never disappoints....

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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 09-29-14
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 09-29-14 Member Since 2012

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "Well written and throughful"

    Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes poignant “The Fault in our Stars” is a great book on love and loss that I think everyone should read. Well written with wonderful characters that make you think and feel along with what they’re going through (which is what a book is supposed to make you do). Yes Hazel and Gus are probably idealized versions of teenagers, but it’s nice to have a young adult character that can make mistakes of their age and add to their character, but at the same time not be winey all the time. I really enjoyed this book!

    Kate Rudd does an amazing job with this book, her timing, delivery and voices just add to the enjoyment and really bring the characters to life.

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    Chuck Simmons Michigan 08-21-14
    Chuck Simmons Michigan 08-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very moving"
    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    The characters felt real, the emotions felt powerful. I found myself crying at several points. Full disclosure: this is my first audiobook ever, and the first YA novel I've read since high school.


    What other book might you compare The Fault in Our Stars to and why?

    "Love Story" (1970), by Erich Segal, or the 2001 movie "Sweet November", with Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron. They are also wonderful books about love and illness and loss.


    What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Hearing it told in a young female voice brought a new level of realism to the story. It was as if the narrator WAS the character. Her tonal changes when reading dialogue from other characters was strong enough to clarify who was speaking, but gentle enough to avoid distraction. Very well-read.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    SPOILER ALERT!!!! DON"T READ THIS PART IF YOU HAVEN'T READ IT YET!!!!
    Yes, the last hospital scene near the end had me crying, as did the reading of Gus's letter at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't think I would like listening to audiobooks, but this has changed my mind. I might very well be hooked.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 08-11-14
    D. Knight Nashville, TN USA 08-11-14 Member Since 2012

    romans55

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    "Sweet & Touching"

    I listened to this long before all the hype from the movie (which I haven't seen), This is a wonderful story that is both sad and triumphant. While portions of the story definitely smack of the YA genre that Green is known for, it can appeal to all readers in my opinion. Young people dealing with real life, grown up problems, even facing death, may seem like a downer but the story is sprinkled with so much more than that. Another winner from John Green as he tackled heavy subject matter and had me crazy about these kids to the last page.

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    bashar 07-08-14
    bashar 07-08-14

    I'm just a new kid trying to explore the world in faster, easier , and maybe safer way through reading books .

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    "i haven't finish the book yet but ..."
    Any additional comments?

    i only have a small comment although i haven't finished the book yet but from the beginning of this book ,form the first chapter as soon as i heard about her daily routine and her sickness and her community , the people she is meeting with i felt something strange , i felt that how much I'm thankful for my health and my life , it totally showed me a new prospective of life that i had never imagined . this book is so stisfying and i highly recommend it for any age , category or mood it's a must have book .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Portland, OR, United States 07-05-14
    Emily Portland, OR, United States 07-05-14 Member Since 2014

    Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.

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    "Excellent for whole family; sad but uplifting"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    I thought the narration was excellent and as such I recommended for everyone to listen to it on audio.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this audio several months ago for my sons (ages 12 and 15). I was surprised how much I liked it too, though I found it much sadder than they did. We enjoyed the literary allusions and humor throughout. I haven't seen the movie, but they both thought the audiobook was superior.

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    Debbie 07-03-14
    Debbie 07-03-14
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    "Smart, Witty, Intelligent writing"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, Great writing, Great narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    Visiting Amsterdam and Anne Frank's attic.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Augustus Waters


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A book about living not dying


    Any additional comments?

    I want to rate this book higher than a 5.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Grace 04-28-14
    Grace 04-28-14
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    "Insightful and very well written"

    3 1/2 stars, thus gave it a 4. Insightful, sensitive novel,told through teenager, Hazel, as she deals with incurable cancer, manages friendships and family relationships , falls in love, suffers what major and incurable diseases bring to her and those she loves. Hazel is a bright young woman who brings humor and perspective to those she's with, including an author she and her boyfriend travel to Europe to meet and find to be bitter and mean. The author treats all of the characters with respect and understanding of their perspectives, needs, and feelings. Interesting interview with the author at the end of the audio version.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Swellsandbells TAYLOR, TX, United States 03-13-14
    Swellsandbells TAYLOR, TX, United States 03-13-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!"
    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Kate Rudd did an amazing job with the characters voices! I really enjoyed her performance.


    Any additional comments?

    Okay... Wow. This book was awful in the best possible way. Cancer sucks and this book did an amazing job depicting that. I wept. At one point I could not even handle it so I had to put it down. Going into this book I knew that it was not going to have a happy ending I mean cancer stories rarely end happily. It didn't stop me from rooting for the characters though. I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to get their heart broken by a bunch of fictional characters who live very real lives.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J Freeman Gainesville, FL United States 03-10-14
    J Freeman Gainesville, FL United States 03-10-14 Member Since 2014

    thefourjs

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    "awesome book and reader"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    haven't listened to very many yet


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    both the main characters were equally favorable because of their wit and clever prose


    What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the way she read and made the character's voices their own. I could tell he was in pain when she spoke his voice and I felt short of breath when listening to her speak her voice. amazing.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cried 3 times; very easy to get engrossed in the story and feel the book


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  • Alyson
    8/23/15
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    "Absolutely brilliant and heart warming"

    It was my first ever audio book and found it most interesting, I felt like I was there and involved in the story line. The narrater Kate Rudd is fantastic and has done a great job and it was easy to get involved and want to find out where it ends. The story line has its sad moments , good times and just wants to make you be a better person and enjoy every moment you have as they are all special so thankyou

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  • Sarah Heath
    8/14/15
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    "Beautiful Story "

    It has been years since I have been so into a book that I can't put it down. It is such a beautiful Story and written so well! I was surprised to see it was written by a male. As a 20 year old female I can tell you that Hazel is totally relatable. She is just my kind of girl; I almost wish she were real so I could befriend her.

    All this being said I can't help but feel like the narration was slightly off in places. Dont get me wrong there were moments where i was so involved in the story that Kate became Hazel but there were moments where her voice didn't fit. John mentions in the interview that he felt strange narrating his own book because he is a male reading from a females perspective when in reality I think it's just as odd having a noticeably older woman playing a 16 year old. It was still over all fantastic though.

    To conclude I think it's safe to say my family miss me after the two days straight I spent in my room listening to this magnificent piece of writing.

    Thank you John

    Sarah

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  • Mrs Caroline Blackman
    8/2/15
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    "Great listen"

    Enthralling listen. A side of life rarely spoken about which comes a live through this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Brunton
    London
    8/1/15
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    "I think it's probably an excellent book for teens."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No because the storyline is pretty much set about 1/4 way through the book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Death.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    It's good.


    Do you think The Fault in Our Stars needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Nope - I think the story is pretty much complete.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Audrey Smith
    Henderson, NV
    7/30/15
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    "Highly recommend"

    An amazing, emotive story with wonderfully developed characters.

    Listen to it with a box of tissues. It will make your heart swell until it hurts.

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  • Finnyb
    7/27/15
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    "The best"

    This book completed me. I had not relieved my tear ducts in a while when reading this and I was happy to do so. This 'bible' of mine touched me in a way that I didn't know anything could. This book is MY infinity and I am completely indebted to John Green for creating this. I hope you can take the time to listen/read this book that has not only bought me joy but many others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sandra
    7/20/15
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    "I preferred this than the Movie"

    I loved this story even more while I was listening while reading the book. Cried my heart out while Isaac was giving his eulogy to Agustus.
    The Isaac in the movie didn't give justice on the eulogy scene.
    Sandra

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jocelyn Beales
    7/20/15
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    "You will require a hankie"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I was recommend this book to a friend (and have done) it was a wonderful story, if heartbreaking at times. A story which reminds us to be grateful for all we have.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I thought this was a very inspired look at peoples feeling when dealing with illnesses. It felt very honest and yet uplifting.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listen to this book during my commute, but had I had this time I would have listen to this in one go. It was definitely I story I needed to find out what was going to happen next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • PT
    7/9/15
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    "Not just for the young!"

    I came to this book, aware that it had been made into a film but unaware that it was originally written for a teen audience. As a recycled teenager (several times over) I have to say I found the story both deeply touching without sentimentality. It tackles the subject of terminal illness in the young with insight and tenderness, yet a hard edge - the matter of fact way in which the central characters approach their impending deaths. Beautifully narrated, altogether a great listen. Just keep your hankie at the ready. You will need it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • zara bazdar
    6/27/15
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    "Brilliant"

    It was brilliant and it met my expectations by far I have read and re read this story loads of times but I had never listened to it and when I did it made me under stand it more😀😀😀😀😀

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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