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)
I am an adult survivor of breast cancer and a woman born with spina bifida which affects my mobility greatly! I thank the author of this book as I believe he gets it. Please take the time to read or listen to this you will not be sorry!
I heard the movie is amazing, people love it but I have not yet seen it... I usually have a 1hr drive from home/work and back, let's say my playlist was getting pretty played out so decide to give audible a chance and let me tell you best choice ever.. First book The Fault in Our Stars best choice ever. I laughed, cry, smile and many more faces while listening to the book. I usually don't go for the "romantic" book, but this book is more than that... Is a life experience that makes you realize everyone is the same we just have different paths, but alternately love is for everyone... This book is amazing, it took john a long time to write the book and now we know why....
Yes, for light reading. It provides a good story line on a family life no one wishes to experience and very few discuss.
Probably I would. His characters have peculiar personalities in this book that were entertaining.
She was an excellent storyteller.
I did not laugh or cry. The characters were so different from my reality that I did not connect to them, though I thought their stories were interesting and entertaining to read about.
Very good YA read and would most likely provide more emotional attachment than adults.
The story is beautiful. Loving someone with any kind of illness is difficult, but you learn to see beauty in the life we have, the world that surrounds us, and the things we do have.
The reader was quiet pleasant to listen to.
British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
I listened to this book out of pure curiosity. I had no idea that it was written for teens. I loved it. It was pure escapism with it's picture imagery and the narrator's excellent performance.
Have to admit that I cried my eyes out at certain parts. I rarely read fiction and often enjoy much heavier subjects. However I plan to read another John Green novel very soon. I feel that he may be changing this woman's reading habits!
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