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 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.
Sweet, sad, real
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.
Yes, this is technically a YA novel, and I'm 33. It's just pure genius. I'm madly in love with both of the main characters, and I want them to come live in my house with me forever. There are very few books where I can honestly say, "I'm a better person because I read this book." It's a really, really short list, actually. But I am. Thank you, John Green. This book is amazing.
Yes, the reader did a really great job of bringing the characters to life, probably much better than my internal monologue.
I was impressed by how real the characters felt. Nothing was unbelievable, the characters were perfect. The story was happy and sad, I loved it.
She brought the characters to life, her voices were great. The audio quality was good.
Life is short, make a wish.
I was surprised by the author, I had been watching his YouTube videos for years, then I saw him at the premier and found out he was the author. I saw the trailer for the movie first, then I read the book based on that. I really enjoyed the book, then I cried through the whole movie a few days after finishing it. I think the book only took me three or four days to listen to. I highly recommend it to people who love the feels and a good romance.
I don't usually read young adult or YA but decided to give this a shot after seeing John Green on the Today Show. I was very impressed with the quality of the writing and the complexity of the characters. I couldn't stop listening to it because I had to find out what would happen next. I highly recommend it.
I apprecieated every character in the book, from the main characters to the minor ones. It was amazing to see how the parent's own struggle was portrayed in a subtle way.
It was excellent. The voice was perfect.
It's at the top of the list.
Isaac. He's always been my favorite.
Okay? Okay. No sense in making something up, the story is far to good.
I own a hardback copy of this book, and i have gone to the theater several times to see the movie. I am in love with this story, and everything about it. And now i can listen to it when I'm on the go, through my iPhone.
When I first saw that it is a YA novel, I wasn't sure about it. There have been some others that I enjoyed, but most I have difficulty identifying with. Although I still didn't find any direct "identifiable" aspects (I've not had any teenagers with cancer in my life) I fell for the characters instantly.
This was one of those books where I hated hearing "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program" because I did enjoy it and just wanted to go on enjoying it.
It was good to hear a young woman's voice telling the story, obviously. I could visualize so much of the story. (I have not seen the movie.)
From chapter 11 on, all were memorable.
Cannot say I have a favorite. There were many intense chapters. Gus's pre-funeral was very intense.
The last four chapters moved me. Listened to them on a flight home and had to contain the tears. It was not easy.
I do not usually read teen books unless they are dystopian stories since my students love them. I did like listening to this story!!! It made the story more real for me and I was more focused and interested. I felt a different perspective by listening that I would not have felt had I read.
Yes! It was a great love story between to cancer patients. It kept my attention and I just loved Augustus Waters Personality.
I liked that it wasn't all about the cancer. It was mainly about Augustus and Hazel Grace, and who they were besides cancer patients
Augustus's words to Hazel at the end of the book. So the very last few pages.
I loved this book although I am 56.
The number of emotions a book can take me to determines how much I like it and this book does not disappoint. I was laughing and crying, slowing to rehear some of the poetry and believably feeling like I have a better understanding of these issues from all the characters. It was a good listen and I think young listeners will gain a better comfort level when they experience these life situations.
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