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)
The Fault in Our Stars ranks among my favorite audiobook performances.
I can't pick one--but my favorites scenes would include Augustus's snappy dialogue or one of Hazel's reflections on life.
There is a solid story in this book, but the narration made the listening over the top wonderful. Kate Rudd's performance brought these characters to life and I cared about every one of them. Listening to this book was so enjoyable that I'm rather afraid to attempt the movie. The witty thoughts and dialogue of Hazel and her friends had me laughing through my commute and, later, crying for obvious reasons. Although I suspect girls and women will like it more, I recommend this book for young and old adults without hesitation.
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.
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!
I loved that Gus gave his wish to Hazel and all the trouble he went to to surprise her with it.
I loved their trip to Amsterdam. You could visualize every detail from the sights, smells and food.
I started the book and loved it so much that I DID read it in one sitting!
I loved the interview with the author at the end of the book. I finished the book and immediately down loaded his other books.
Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!
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!
Loved this book and will definitely recommend it as an audiobook!
Different than many stories out there. Sad but wonderful!
Cannot pick! Loved all of it!
True Love Never Dies!
Magnificent, powerful, thought-provoking
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.
I loved Gus's last words to her, when she receives the email from Amsterdam. Can't give too much away!
Absolutely. I had it finished in less than 24 hours.
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!
That's hard to say because I read some and listened to some. The audio was quite good.
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!
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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