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The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

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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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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    Jennifer 12-18-14
    Jennifer 12-18-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Book. A Must Have."

    I have both the paperback and the audiobook versions of this book. I read the beginning of it in paperback and finished the majority of it with the audiobook version. I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, heartbreaking and real. I did cry a lot of sad and happy tears throughout this book. I think the narrator actually made me cry more because you could hear her voice getting chocked up like it said the characters were in the book and I would just start to cry along with them. It did have some great funny moments along the way too. Listening to this book in audio form made it so much better for me. The narrator is excellent.

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    Shelfish IL, United States 12-16-14
    Shelfish IL, United States 12-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story"

    Enjoyed this book. It is geared toward young adults (of which I am not) but I had heard such great things about it so I thought I would try it. It's very well written, funny and heartbreaking.

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    Janessa Tamayo 12-12-14
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    "Made me go see the movie!"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    first book I ever listen to on audible, not only was it a great experience but it was amazing hear. Book was definitely engaging!


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    Tonya Parker 12-10-14

    I HATE reading but love audiobooks!!!

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    "Awesome Narration!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Kate Rudd (narrator) was amazing. I have listened to several audio books and she is by far my favorite narrator. She was fun and funny; just a very good story teller.


    What did you like best about this story?

    This story seems very real. Having never had cancer or known anyone who fought cancer, it seems like a pretty accurate depiction.


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

    They all were amazing with Ms. Rudd's inflections. Gun to my head (if I have to choose), I think I liked Gus' character the most..."Hazel Grace"


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

    Yes and Yes. I was laughing at the beginning and crying at the end (like a hungry baby).


    Any additional comments?

    I hate reading but am in LOVE with audio books. I think I will look for any books narrated by Kate Rudd. She is awesome.

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    Aurelia B. 12-09-14
    Aurelia B. 12-09-14 Member Since 2013

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    "This book is made of awesome."
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    Yes. The story is amazing, and the narration makes it more so. The language in this novel is intellectually satisfying without being a dense forest of unintelligible prose.


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

    The writing of the ad for Hazel Grace's 'swing set of tears' was a moment that stood out to me. I can't say why it stood out, but I can say that it makes me smile to think of it.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    It perfectly fit Hazel Grace's narrative and personality.


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

    This is a book I DID listen to all in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    French the llama, I cannot wait for John Green's next book.

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    Angela M Davis ROSSVILLE, GA, US 12-08-14
    Angela M Davis ROSSVILLE, GA, US 12-08-14
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    "Green, you've done it again."

    John Green was my High School World History teacher. I always knew he wrote books, but I never read any until now. This is genuinely one of the greatest stories I have ever heard. I laughed at Hazel's joy and I wept when I realized that she and Gus would never have another conversation again. This book challenged me as a reader and as a writer. I've had concepts for my characters to do things that Gus and Hazel do in TFiOS (e.g., travel to Europe, contract terminal cancer at the worst moment possible, innocently snuggle in their exhaustion), but I have never been able to put it as eloquently as John Green did. I, however, must wholeheartedly disagree with Mr. Green on his construction that characters' existence depends on there being a novel for them to exist in; when Gus died, he and Hazel were still in love. They were still together. Death is weaker than love. Death IS weaker than LOVE! And so it goes with fiction: characters are not a simple alignment of electrical impulses in the reader's mind. They are ALIVE! When the novel ends, they still live in your mind, in your heart, and nothing can rob you of them. Hazel Grace Lancaster is going to die of her cancer. We all know this. There is nothing that can be done. But she and Augustus Waters are still alive, both of them, in the consciousness of the reader. Isaac is still alive. Hazel's and Gus's parents are still alive. Katelyn is still alive. Jacky-the-ten-year-old-girl-from-the-mall is still alive. Patrick is still alive. Van Houten is still alive. Even Anna is still alive! Forever, for all of eternity and beyond, Hazel Grace Lancaster and Augustus Waters will be alive. In our hearts and in the story. It is my honest belief as a reader that Hazel and Augustus see each other again. She will see his blue eyes. He will hold her in his arms. They will NOT be throwing free-throws in Heaven! They were children and I believe that that is enough to put them there. Hazel and Augustus had a unique perspective, a unique wisdom, being at both the very beginning and the very end of their lives at the same time at the same time. They had their little infinity, they had their Aleph-null; but when Hazel Grace dies, when the cancer, which is made of her, stops her lungs, which are made of her, she and Augustus Waters will have their bigger infinity. Their Aleph-1.

    Riveting and honest, passionate but humorous, a story of what it means to be alive and dying and falling in love with your best friend, Green, my humanities teacher, my fellow nerdfighter, you have done it again.

    --Davidson

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    Victoria 12-03-14
    Victoria 12-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "It is worth reading and moreover listening!"
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    I have listened to it twice and I will listen to it again. The narrator is fantastic!!! Kate did her best reading the book and adding her magic voice to the exciting and romantic story.


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

    Nothing to be compared to. It is the best one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The prior reading before the Gas's funeral.


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

    Yes! Definitely.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is worth reading or listening. I haven't cried for years till I discovered this amazing book. I can't stop listening to it. It's awesome.

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    Federica Milan, Italy 12-01-14
    Federica Milan, Italy 12-01-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Wow! Read this without even noticing"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    The style of writing... very fresh, easy to read, humorous, ironic despite the plot. The reader was also a pleasure to listen to


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

    I have read books about terminal illnesses before but the way this book tacked it: with a somewhat humorous tone made it unique


    Any additional comments?

    I read this book in 2 days despite living my life and going to work etc. without even realizing it! it was such a pleasure to follow that I didn't even notice it flew by. I absolutely suggest this book

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    Lemmon Louisville, Kentucky 11-25-14
    Lemmon Louisville, Kentucky 11-25-14 Member Since 2014

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    "life changing"

    Yes, it's cliche to say that a book has changed your life. But it's true nonetheless. I look at people with chronic illnesses different now. This story gave me a small look into their lives. The imagery and the metaphors used throughout were delightfully refreshing and non-cliche. Unlike this review.

    Small amount of language, suggestive scenes, and passionate kissing.

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    Sonya 11-21-14
    Sonya 11-21-14
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    "AMAZING!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Listening about the kids who have this terrible thing that could happen to anybody at any age or any time


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

    Divergent because the books are amazing!!!!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when Agustsus and Hazel Grace met


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

    yaassssssssssss


    Any additional comments?

    this book is amazing and should read this and watch the movie best ones yet, I hope they make a 2nd book and movie it would be perfect:)

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