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The Fault in Our Stars | [John Green]

The Fault in Our Stars

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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    Stephanie 10-21-14
    Stephanie 10-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not what I expected"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    Yes, although I have not read the print version I really enjoyed the audio book


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the wit of the main character.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Brought the characters to life


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

    When the main character got into a fight with her mother


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Amazon Customer 10-20-14
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    "Spoiler Alert: You will cry!!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters' ability to separate themselves from their illnesses.


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

    Augustus Waters. The tone and inflection she used was beautifully orchestrated.


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

    When Augustus and Isaac get even with Monica


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. John Green is amazing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Richard B. Chicago 10-19-14
    Richard B. Chicago 10-19-14 Member Since 2014

    "It's been agony, but I couldn't have done it any other way." - Quentin Crisp

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    "Enjoyed it more than I expected to"
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    dan 10-17-14
    dan 10-17-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    The characters and the narrator. Very believable and sadly realistic.


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

    When Hazel finds out her Mom is going to be a social worker.


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

    I've not listened to Kate before. I believe she was excellent in this listen.


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

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    deborah henderson Sparks, NV United States 10-13-14
    deborah henderson Sparks, NV United States 10-13-14
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    "Irreverant, down to earth, and touching book."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Alison 10-10-14
    Alison 10-10-14
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    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.


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

    If I Stay. Another story so believable as balanced with reality. Well written, well performed.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Getting into the head of a teenager is not easy. She can take you back to high school.
    Her voice has empathy and hope.


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

    Trust me ok?


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    Amazon Customer 10-09-14 Member Since 2015
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    "amazing book! "

    This book is 1 of my faves! I've listened to it many times and like it more each time. much better than the movie too!

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    Nikki 10-07-14
    Nikki 10-07-14 Member Since 2012
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    I couldnt say it was better then print version but it was well read.


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    L-A Spokane, WA 10-06-14
    L-A Spokane, WA 10-06-14 Member Since 2015

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    "It is the nature of stars to cross..."
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


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

    No.


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

    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.


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    Yesenia 10-05-14
    Yesenia 10-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "John writing, Kate reading AMAZING TEAM!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Everything about the story I love it and how it was narrated by Kate Rudd


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

    Everything that had to do with Hazel and Gus


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

    Her vocal expression while reading the book.


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

    YES! beginning to end


    Any additional comments?

    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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