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The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

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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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    Kitri 01-23-15
    Kitri 01-23-15
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    "Haven't cried like that since The Notebook."

    This book was amazing! The emotional tearing between joy and sadness. The author captured cancer life and entangled it with love life. Beware, you will cry. Amazing book. And for the most part, well narrated.

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    jaila 01-22-15
    jaila 01-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "great book uh"

    loved it could not stop utill i finshed the book i love the narrating
    thanks for a goo book

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    ceciliastix 01-21-15
    ceciliastix 01-21-15 Member Since 2013
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    "This was a wonderful audio book"

    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!

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    Engy 01-21-15
    Engy 01-21-15
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    "AMAZING"

    I love this app and this book teir both great
    I enjoyed this book a lot
    This was amazing!!!!! Loveitttt

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Keren J. Flores booknerd 01-21-15
    Keren J. Flores booknerd 01-21-15 Member Since 2014

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    "I heard of the movie but..."

    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....

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    Marjorie Thompson 01-19-15 Member Since 2012
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    "A Look at Life from a Glass Half Empty"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, for light reading. It provides a good story line on a family life no one wishes to experience and very few discuss.


    Would you be willing to try another book from John Green? Why or why not?

    Probably I would. His characters have peculiar personalities in this book that were entertaining.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    She was an excellent storyteller.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    Very good YA read and would most likely provide more emotional attachment than adults.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 01-18-15
    Karen 01-18-15
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    "Fault in our stars"

    A sweet romantic story narrating the lives of to unfortunate teenagers who were diagnosed with cancer.A wonderful read.You must hear it.

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    Alveza 01-17-15
    Alveza 01-17-15
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    "Loved it!"

    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.

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    Julia 01-17-15
    Julia 01-17-15 Member Since 2015

    British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.

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    "Bliss for the ears of this adult's ears."

    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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    Jason 01-17-15
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    "One of my faves, better than the movie"

    Loved the movie, loved the book, loved the audiobook.

    Great narration, really enjoyed it. I definitely would recommend it to a friend.

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  • Mr. S. J. Penny
    Kent, UK
    7/11/13
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    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in this audiobook."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this to a friend, if this book were not just as Hazel describes An Imperial Affliction in her book, that it's so special it just 'yours'.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favourite character was certainly Hazel Grace, Augustus Waters not far behind. Hazel is a character I can relate to a lot. Though I myself do not suffer from cancer or a terminal illness, I think in the same way and understand many of her thoughts and emotions. She's real, she's down to earth and not like these over-sexualised girls you get in some stories. The lack of depth into the lives of other characters and the lack of several characters close to Hazel and Augustus is actually a good technique, and makes the book feel closer to you, like although she doesn't literally say 'you're my friend' because obviously, you're reading the book, you feel like you're one of the only people being let into their lives. When Hazel says 'my only friends are my parents and an author who doesn't know I exist', she knows what's real but she still feels a connection to AIA, that I find myself feeling to TFIOS. I see a lot of Hazel in me, to be honest.


    What does Kate Rudd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Metaphorically and literally, a voice. I have in fact read the book before hand, but being a British 14 year old it was sort of hard to imagine how they would speak, never having spoken to an American before. She made Hazel more real to me. Don't get me wrong, the book on it's own is brilliant, but there's something about Kate Rudd that makes me believe the story happened, like it's literally Hazel explaining it to me.


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

    Oh definitely. I was crying for hours at the end, and some parts like with Issac kissing Monica and Augustus' comments on 'young love in all it's awkwardness' (or something similar) made me laugh until I cried. I felt like I knew them in a way, it felt so personal.


    Any additional comments?

    The fact this book is an audiobook makes me incredibly happy, thank you for selling it. Now, even if I'm too tired to read, or too busy to pack a book, I can listen to my favourite story over and over.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    2/22/12
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    "Far too good to be left to teenagers"

    John Green has won awards for his Young Adult fiction and this, his latest novel. features teenage protagonists but really this is a book which will be enjoyed not just by teenagers but by anyone who has ever been a teenager and still remembers at least a little of what that was like.

    It begins in a teenage cancer support group and its subject matter is daunting but go beyond that and you'll find a novel full not just of love and courage but black edged humour and characters who feel real. For such a short novel it packs a real emotional punch and when I finished the book it felt like I was leaving friends behind.

    A word of thanks too the narrator, Kate Rudd. The book is a first person narrative and she not only convincingly brings Hazel Grace to life but her friends and family. If this doesn't merit an Audies award then there is something wrong with the voting system.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "A Triumph Celebration of Life"

    I felt unusually resistant to reading this book. I, like so many others, have said a final goodbye to loved ones taken too soon by the whims of this unforgiving disease. I wasn't sure I could face a story examining the life of such young sufferers of serious, indeed terminal, illness; I couldn't imagine what enjoyment (as that is, after all, why I read fiction) there was to be found between the covers of such a book. How wrong my innate assumptions have proved to be.



    This story is a triumphant celebration of life in the face of death, a homily to the strength and determination of its characters to 'live their best life today' no matter what mountains they may have to climb tomorrow. The author explores with great sensitivity the impact of a terminal diagnosis on relationships and creates an achingly beautiful and unforgettable connection between Hazel and Augustus, as they struggle together to make sense of and come to terms with the hand they have been dealt.



    There was plenty of laughter and some inevitable tears, but the greatest achievement of this work is in relegating cancer to a mere supporting role - there is no room for it centre stage here - that place belongs unquestionably to the bonds of love which live on beyond the farewells. For, whilst we hold on to our memories of those whose footprints we can no longer see in the sand, how can they ever truly leave us?

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    5/8/12
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    "A masterpiece"

    First audio book I have ever restarted as soon as I finished. Somehow manages to avoid cliches, engage you in the characters, make you laugh and make you cry. It walks the line between pretentious and meaningful but falls the right side. Can't stop thinking about it. This is not a great book for teenagers, or a great book for adults, it is just a great book.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Miranda
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    4/13/13
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    "A must read!"

    This book will make you laugh, smile and cry. John Green has managed to bring a new perspective and emotion to cancer. Within the first chapter I instantly wish that I had a friend like Hazel Grace.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    brendale, Australia
    7/29/12
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    "Amazing"

    This book was inspiring and touching. It made me laugh and cry the whole way through. A definite must.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Croydon, United Kingdom
    8/8/12
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    "Well written, well read"

    This book is superbly written by an author who is intelligent, witty and gets the emotions across very well - add in a SUPERB reading by Kate Rudd and you have yourself an emotional, but fantastic listen

    If you know only a little about different types of cancer, and want a book which shows how teenagers can be amazing during their struggles with illness, then this book will open your mind and your heart

    The emotion that this brought up was more than I expected, especially later in the book, but this is one of the best books I've read or listened to

    DO NOT miss this book, if you do, you'll be missing out on one amazing book!!!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Wonderful."

    Yes I know that this book is technically a teen fiction but at *mumbles age* I simply loved it. With it’s characters that my teenage self (long forgotten in the mists of time), fell in love with and a story that carried me along effortlessly. I would urge you to take a chance on it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you won't be sorry.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    BRISTOL, United Kingdom
    9/16/12
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    "thought prevoking"

    This is no ordinary cancer novel. it is the truth and has such depth into the situation of having cancer. I have quotes from this book that are just genius. I really enjoyed listening to this book and made me really reconsider my life. BUY IT, LISTEN TO IT AND LIVE IT!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    3/15/12
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    "Absolutely beautiful - buy this book!!!"

    This is my first audio book purchase and I spent a long time listening to samples of various books ...SO pleased I chose this one. It is such a moving, poignant, beautiful story, written so delicately and so artfully,and narrated perfectly.

    The audio version of "page turner".I couldn't stop listening to this, and finished it within a weekend. I'm not sure that teenagers would necessarily use all the language that the two teen characters used, but that is an aside. The story is clever, honest, original and entertaining. Really likable characters....when the book ended I felt sorry to be leaving them behind.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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