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The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

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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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    Jibi Paul 03-09-15
    Jibi Paul 03-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Nice story and great listening experience"

    Good story. Great narration. Enjoyed the way the narrator played the different characters in the novel. It was very sweet and emotional.

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    A. Jones CA 03-08-15
    A. Jones CA 03-08-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Worth it!"

    Exceeded expectations.
    Nice job! Thank you so much.
    Now I'm going to watch the movie.
    Can't wait to see it!!!

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    Sabine St Petersburg, FL, United States 03-08-15
    Sabine St Petersburg, FL, United States 03-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Don't bother with the movie!"

    The book is sooo much better than the movie! But then, don' we always say that?? Narration is great and story is wonderful. What more can I say?

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    Books911 03-07-15
    Books911 03-07-15
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    "Perfect narrator for this wonderful story!"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I had heard this was a sad story, and wasn't especially eager to listen to it, but friends told me I'd enjoy it, and boy, were they right! I normally read/listen to mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, etc. but I was looking for something where there were no murders, something not so formulaic, and decided on this. Great decision. Absolutely one of the best books I've listened to.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Kate Rudd's voice will always be the voice of Hazel for me. I would have thought she was a teenager, herself, so perfect was her narration. I've found myself tempted to play the Audible story for my friends who have only read the book, or even for those who have not read the book, knowing they would be intrigued and tempted to order the audiobook. Kate's voice and reading added so much to this story.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not a crier, but tears rolled down my face as I read. Still, I enjoyed this book immensely. The author is a master of the English language, and I truly enjoyed this intelligently written book. Frankly, it's extremely hard to believe he is a man and not a teenage girl, so perfectly did he write Hazel's character.

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    Alyssa u 03-07-15
    Alyssa u 03-07-15
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    "Amazing"

    This met more than my expectations it was an outstanding book. I totally suggest you guys read this book!
    It's the best.

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    mary 03-07-15
    mary 03-07-15
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    "Beautiful Story"

    I absolutely loved this book. I like how he didn't try to romanticize illness, but rather told the truth.

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    Brian P. Parrish Dale City, VA United States 03-04-15
    Brian P. Parrish Dale City, VA United States 03-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "YAS"

    I love this book my favorite by far it got into detail and just wow I didn't cry but for some parts I did

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    Heather Wilson 03-02-15
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    "wow"

    this is the most amazing book I've ever had the pleasure of coming in contact with. it was a priviledge!

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    heather mcdade 02-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "gives me chills"

    oh I'm torn. I love the story so much. the way it was written, the plot, the everything. but it breaks my heart to know that this is life for some in this world. gives you a heavy dose of reality for ones plagued with such a heavy burden-cancer.

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    Amy Bumpus 02-26-15
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    "Wonderful"

    I find this so engaging and so easy to understand the characters. Easy to fall in love with young people making the most of each day.

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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
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    "Great listen"

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

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  • A. Brunton
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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.


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  • Audrey Smith
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    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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.


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  • 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!

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  • 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😀😀😀😀😀

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  • Emilia
    6/23/15
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    "Beautiful and emotional."

    Couldn't help but cry at some moments. It's thought provoking and also..makes you appreciate every little thing in life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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