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 didn't read the print version, but as sometimes happens I am glad I listened instead. The reader, Kate Rudd, could not have been more perfectly chosen.
Although a "tween" book technically, I would recommend this to anyone. It brings out the irreverent side of managing terminal illness, which does exist. I felt light hearted, hopeful, and optimistic despite the knowledge that this was serious, sad, heart rending business.
Not necessarily, either way it's a wonderful, feeling story. As a listener I give it high marks.
Narrator just right. Give it a try.
If I Stay. Another story so believable as balanced with reality. Well written, well performed.
Getting into the head of a teenager is not easy. She can take you back to high school.
Her voice has empathy and hope.
Trust me ok?
I couldnt say it was better then print version but it was well read.
Yes. I found that this was a relieving book to read/listen to. While some find it heavy and sad to consider death and cancer in teens, it reflected my reality (having known many with cancer - both teens and otherwise - but not having it myself). I appreciated Hazel's and Gus' cynicism towards cliche personalities and behaviors and enjoyed stepping into their lives for a while. I normally listen to non-fiction books so this was a nice break.
I liked Hazel because of her sharp wit and cautious heart, and I also enjoyed her dad even though he was a distant character. I enjoyed how completely Rudd created each character and personality, though I confess that there were some things about Augustine that I couldn't stand.
Yes. And had I not had multiple destinations while traveling I would have. But it kept me good company while traveling from Indiana to Michigan, then to Wisconsin, and back to Washington state.
Everything about the story I love it and how it was narrated by Kate Rudd
Everything that had to do with Hazel and Gus
Her vocal expression while reading the book.
YES! beginning to end
Best book out there, I LOVE to read since younger age...but i was never able to finish a book, EVER! Till I came across this book, I have read it, listen to it and watched the movie more than 3 times and counting. Cant wait to read more from J. Green
i have not yet read the print myself, but i cannot imagine reading this book without the enthusiasm and skill of Kate Rudd. if you ever read this review, Kate, know hat you added such depth and color to the story, and breathed into black and white characters a breath of life we cant normally imagine. thank you for making this reading the best purchase and experience i have made, and had in years.
hazel's reaction to augustus' situation with the G-tube in his car. one thing. just one damned thing, he wanted to do by himself. buy a pack of cigarettes. but how she knelt beside him in the car, wiped vomit from his chin, and only said, "oh, sweetie.." as a 23 year old man, it may be embarrassing to admit, tears welled up, and i thought we would lose him right then and there. i have not yet finished this book, as i fear the hollow place i will be left with as these characters seem to be headed out of my life. yet, the story must continue, until it cannot.
the car scene at the gas station.
absolutely, and not quite yet. but it's not over yet. i will reread/re-listen to this for years, and i feel i cannot smoke another cigarette. yet i may always keep a pack. for our Augustus.
just a very deep, and sincere "thank you" to John Green for sharing this part of his soul with the world, you made an impact on so many, and that makes a difference. and to Kate Rudd for drawing life into the story and putting your heart into this reading. you are amazing.
This story was charming, loving, funny, and sad all In one. This was the best Kate Rudd narration I've listened to. I've listened to 3 others. The narration was right on. I felt that John Green went a little overboard with his handling of the Dutch author (don't want to do a spoiler), but overall, I've read it twice now. I fell in love with the characters from the start. I would highly recommend this book.
Yes, it was beautifully narrated, and a poignant story that anyone would fine inspiring.
Her sense of timing, the cadence in which she delivers is spot on
It was easy to listen to. And the story was unique and unpredictable. Really liked the style of humour used in the face of such a serious illness/subject matter.
Liked them all, had no specific favourite.
I liked hearing the female and male voices read the particular parts.
Love story against all odds.
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