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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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    grettyvp 07-24-14
    grettyvp 07-24-14
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    "A little disappointed"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe I had heard too much hype, but I was disappointed with this book. While it was interesting, and the story moved quickly, I didn't love the characters the way I wanted to. It was sweet enough, but definitely not my favorite.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    koree 07-23-14
    koree 07-23-14 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best books I have ever listened to!"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was by far the best audio books I have ever listened too. The book was very well written to begin with and the narrator did such an AMAZING job!


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

    I loved that Gus gave his wish to Hazel and all the trouble he went to to surprise her with it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved their trip to Amsterdam. You could visualize every detail from the sights, smells and food.


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

    I started the book and loved it so much that I DID read it in one sitting!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the interview with the author at the end of the book. I finished the book and immediately down loaded his other books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 07-22-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 07-22-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!

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    "The Fault in Our Stars is...faultless."

    What an amazing book. I knew that this movie was coming out, and so I wanted to make sure that I read this book before seeing the movie. Man, I really loved it. John Green has stated that he has no interest in writing for "adults", as this book is geared towards teens. Well, I am 44 years old, and I enjoyed every minute of it!

    The major characters, Gus and Hazel, were so easy to relate to. The fact that they were both sick leads toward an inevitable ending...but it was not what was expected. I will leave it at that, and let you discover it for yourself. Please do! This novel is so worth the time invested. Adding the Isaac character, as well as both sets of parents...and then the addition of the writer...as near perfect as a novel of this type can get. I truly loved it.

    Kate Rudd is one of my favorite female narrators. I tend to prefer male narrators, but Kate always does such a great job.

    There really is not much to criticize in this book. It was a great experience!

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    Jodi M. Popen 07-22-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent Story and wonderful audiobook!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Loved this book and will definitely recommend it as an audiobook!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Different than many stories out there. Sad but wonderful!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Cannot pick! Loved all of it!


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

    True Love Never Dies!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rene GAINESVILLE, VA, United States 07-21-14
    Rene GAINESVILLE, VA, United States 07-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Extraordinary"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    Magnificent, powerful, thought-provoking


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Hazel and Augustus both, and especially together. However, if I were to have to choose, it would be Hazel. She is a character wise beyond her years. She is brilliant, full of humor, courageous, and a beautiful person.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved Gus's last words to her, when she receives the email from Amsterdam. Can't give too much away!


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

    Absolutely. I had it finished in less than 24 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    John Green has created a powerful and exceptional story! The topic is sad and hard to push through with minimal tears. However, it is sweet, thoughtful, and threaded with life lessons. I love the characters, their humor, and their courage. Kate Rudd is my favorite author and she has brought the characters and words to life....once again!

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    Jenn 07-19-14
    Jenn 07-19-14 Listener Since 2008
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    "way better than the movie"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    That's hard to say because I read some and listened to some. The audio was quite good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Vicki 07-18-14
    Vicki 07-18-14
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    "Great Y.A. Book"

    Noted as young adult literature, as an adult, I thought that this was worth listening to. Deals with the complexity of terminal illness and the pain of loss in a respectful manner. Well done!

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    Rick Just 07-16-14
    Rick Just 07-16-14 Member Since 2006
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    "A little too fabulous"
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    This is a terrific book. Yet, I’ll get a little picky with it in a moment. First, I want to congratulate the audiobook narrator, Kate Rudd. The author has a version he recorded himself, which I haven’t heard. Hard to imagine it could match up to Rudd’s narration. She has out-of-breath nailed.Now, to the promised pickiness. Perhaps precocious teenagers with terminal cancer gravitate to one another. Or, perhaps terminal cancer creates the brain equivalent of adrenalin. Or, maybe kids looking down a shortened path to life’s end become dazzlingly philosophical. Given all those possibilities, I am willing to toss disbelief for the sake of a brilliant and witty narrative. But still, there were moments I would have expected an actual teenager to sound a bit less like they held an MFA.Again, the narrative was so engaging and so clever this fault is barely worth mentioning. In a lesser book it would be an important failure. In one this well plotted and well written it’s barely worth noticing. But I did notice. It made the kids a little too fabulous.

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    Karen Louise Beverly Hills, CA, United States 07-16-14
    Karen Louise Beverly Hills, CA, United States 07-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "All I can say is..."AWESOME"."

    I have been hearing suggestions from my friends to try this book which I did out of my curiosity. It took me a week to finish it but every time I start listening to it, tears are falling from my eyes. I really love this book and I'm hoping to have the same great love that Gust and Hazel found in each other.


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    Mari Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States 07-15-14
    Mari Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Teen Reading for Every Age"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, sad, real


    Any additional comments?

    A well written teen reader novel. The narrator was good and the story flowed well. You can become invested in the characters and even the tragedy is handled well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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