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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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    "It's a good read!"

    oddly enough I liked the movie better than the book version which never usually happens

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    m. crabtree Los Angeles 04-24-15
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    "A terrific audible read with insightful narrator"

    Really enjoyed the narrator--I felt she brought to life the characters through her thoughtful use of inflection and different voices. Can't wait to listen to more YA favorites.

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    It was perfectly narrated and was great how much they narrated it the way you would picture the characters speaking

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    "No surprises, but still excellent"

    I saw the movie before listening to the book, and aside from a couple unimportant character changes, found the movie to have gotten it right. I fell in love with Agustus Waters right along side Hazel, and hearing her thoughts added a much needed perspective to what I got from the movie.

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    Lynae's Amazon TN 04-20-15
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    "Don't add the interview at the end."

    The book was PHENOMENAL. I'm twelve and kind of in between love stories and kids stories. And I love romance tragedy and loss. Perfect in all categories. Loved it it was AMAZING.

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    "Soulful"

    Very happy overall with this audiobook. Feel like the narrator truly captured the emotions of the character. I would recommend this to anyone.

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    "I had a tear in my eye"

    I'm not much of a writer but I thoroughly enjoyed this read. The narrator did a great job as did the writer. This book if filled with love, kindness, drive, etc. When the book ended how it did I was at work holding in my tears. Although this is a tear jerker I highly recommend this book.

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    Christopher J. Button 04-19-15 Member Since 2013

    Blogger, writer, construction manager who enjoys business and leadership books, adolescent fiction to keep up with my kids, and wonder...

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    "Well done, John Green"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    John Green has such a way of hitting the heart of adolescent readers. Stuff they think about, wonder about, and experience. This book is no exception and tackles not only difficult life and death issues, but also addresses the fact that adults sometimes simply aren't.


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

    Think happy thoughts about water


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    Kelsey Proffitt 04-17-15
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    "Great writer!"

    very emotional but also a great book! :) Great for listening to while doing other things.

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    "Amazing narration"

    This was an amazing book. But the narrator was truly outstanding. She made it for me. I want to listen again

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