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.
"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)
Yes, although I have not read the print version I really enjoyed the audio book
I liked the wit of the main character.
Brought the characters to life
When the main character got into a fight with her mother
The characters' ability to separate themselves from their illnesses.
Augustus Waters. The tone and inflection she used was beautifully orchestrated.
When Augustus and Isaac get even with Monica
This is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. John Green is amazing.
"It's been agony, but I couldn't have done it any other way." - Quentin Crisp
I might listen to it again some time, I guess because the characters seemed nice enough and it was a cathartic experience to listen to it the first time.
I thought the most interesting parts were about the main characters. I guess something some of the parts involving the author were sort of broadly drawn.
I got this around the same time I got EAT PRAY LOVE, and I got both of them because I thought it would be funny to read them. This one was actually pretty effective.
The characters and the narrator. Very believable and sadly realistic.
When Hazel finds out her Mom is going to be a social worker.
I've not listened to Kate before. I believe she was excellent in this listen.
Laugh and cry. It is so awful to know cancer exists and is so widespread, but to have it happen to these young people just hurts. Stoic Hazel and lovely Augustus.
I didn't read the print version, but as sometimes happens I am glad I listened instead. The reader, Kate Rudd, could not have been more perfectly chosen.
Although a "tween" book technically, I would recommend this to anyone. It brings out the irreverent side of managing terminal illness, which does exist. I felt light hearted, hopeful, and optimistic despite the knowledge that this was serious, sad, heart rending business.
Not necessarily, either way it's a wonderful, feeling story. As a listener I give it high marks.
Narrator just right. Give it a try.
If I Stay. Another story so believable as balanced with reality. Well written, well performed.
Getting into the head of a teenager is not easy. She can take you back to high school.
Her voice has empathy and hope.
Trust me ok?
I couldnt say it was better then print version but it was well read.
Yes. I found that this was a relieving book to read/listen to. While some find it heavy and sad to consider death and cancer in teens, it reflected my reality (having known many with cancer - both teens and otherwise - but not having it myself). I appreciated Hazel's and Gus' cynicism towards cliche personalities and behaviors and enjoyed stepping into their lives for a while. I normally listen to non-fiction books so this was a nice break.
I liked Hazel because of her sharp wit and cautious heart, and I also enjoyed her dad even though he was a distant character. I enjoyed how completely Rudd created each character and personality, though I confess that there were some things about Augustine that I couldn't stand.
Yes. And had I not had multiple destinations while traveling I would have. But it kept me good company while traveling from Indiana to Michigan, then to Wisconsin, and back to Washington state.
Everything about the story I love it and how it was narrated by Kate Rudd
Everything that had to do with Hazel and Gus
Her vocal expression while reading the book.
YES! beginning to end
Best book out there, I LOVE to read since younger age...but i was never able to finish a book, EVER! Till I came across this book, I have read it, listen to it and watched the movie more than 3 times and counting. Cant wait to read more from J. Green
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