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)
Unafraid to read from any genre.
I was very, very impressed with the narrator, Kate Rudd. I found myself wondering how she could read with such emotion at times, and yet maintain such control during the story.
Hazel, obviously. I love well written female protagonists.
As mentioned, Ms. Rudd does a wonderful job. I can only imagine what it would have been like to read the book without her interpretations of the characters, particularly her Gus, because she nails a speech pattern that so perfectly parallels his personality. Augustus has the most distinct voice in the book, and she really finds something there that is so right for him.
Cry. Of course. It would make a zombie cry.
Everyone should read this, as it does such a great job illuminating a world of characters we rarely hear about.
I became quite attached to the characters in this story. They were dealing with tragic circumstances, but did so with courage and humor. Dealing with terminal illness as a young person is an all too common experience. For many, simply getting the diagnosis could mean the end of joy, maturing, and loving. But John Green showed how these teens went on living their lives in spite of their illnesses. I'm glad I listened - I came away feeling sad, but also glad to have been a part of their lives.
Holy crap I'm so glad I listened to this amazing story. I was hesitant I'll admit. It's not like a story about kids with cancer is enticing...but I waited until I was in the mood to take on an emotional story and I whole heartedly recommend this to anyone, of any age. I seriously I fell in love with the characters in this book and how they live and love inspite of their circumstances. Kate Rudd was amazing too. There were parts where I was laughing out loud while also crying. Here narration was spot on, and her narration of Augustus was my favorite.
This book is REAL. The writing is smart, witty, funny, sad, and I will keep this story with me. Please don't pass it up!
This would depend in what type of reader you are.
The overall book was just amazing.
She gives it a little more life.
I am not really sure because there are lots of different options for this.
I was somewhat leery about listening to this book because of the subject matter but I'm glad I went ahead and ordered it. The story of Hazel Grace, Augustus, and the other characters was moving, poignant, funny, inspiring, sad, and much more. The reader did a great job and brought the characters to life-no pun intended.
Let me start off by saying that I did enjoy listening to this book, however, I felt as though there was something off about the story the entire time. I was not a fan of the the way the characters "spoke"...to me the way they talked and the way the reader portrayed the voices did not seem realistic. I am not sure if this was simply because of the performance, or if it was because of the way it was written. I also felt the character development to be slightly shallow and because of this, I did not develop an emotional connection with the characters and relationships.
I don’t think that I can give The Fault In Our Stars the praise it most certainly deserves. So let me tell you a little story:
I’m driving down I-95 on my way to South Carolina last weekend to see my family for my cousin’s wedding. I decided I’d finish The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, because I had started it the weekend before and 7 hours in the car was the perfect time for some interrupted audiobook listening (without my boyfriend mocking me, I might add).
John Green’s writing nearly caused 1) an accident, because I was getting so wrapped up in the story, that I was spacing out and not really paying attention to the road (did I mention it rained my entire drive down?), and 2) me to pull over because The Fault In Our Stars caused me such excruciatingly painful (and awesome!) feels, that I didn’t think I could keep driving.
I had to turn it off and listen to Ke$ha for a little while. True story.
This was my first John Green novel. It won’t be my last. I Loved it with a capital “L”. Yep, capital “L” Love. The exquisite and emotional story tugged at me in ways very few novels have. I can probably tick them off on one hand, honestly. Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters are like two star-crossed lovers in my mind. Fated, but their infinity together is unfairly small. Bound together by cancer, they bond, not just with each other, but with the idea that they will not live forever, so they MUST LIVE NOW. And live they do.
John Green doesn’t keep The Fault In Our Stars all sobs and heartbreak. He somehow knows what it’s like, that to have cancer, you must have a sense of humor about life and all the things in it. So many scenes, or small quotes from the characters themselves had me laughing out loud. I quickly fell in love with all of them. The story told from a teenaged girl’s point-of-view is brilliant brilliant BRILLIANT with a capital B. I’ve only been on one side of cancer; now I can say I’ve been on the other, through Hazel and Gus.
So, spoiler alert, we’re talking about kids with cancer. There is no happily-ever-after in this story. There is only before and after. I appreciated the realistic concept, rather than a, “Surprise! You’re cured!” approach I think some authors would take. Green is not afraid to make his readers feel, or think. And that’s what The Fault In Our Stars does: it makes you think, about life, death, mortality, the Before and the After, and what you are making of your life now.
Basically what I’m saying is, this book deserves the highest praise and I bow down its greatness and John Green.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean buyer. If you're a pretender come sit by my fire
Generally I try to stick to SciFi/Fantasy, so this was not an expected choice for me. However, the book immediately grabbed me and I found myself inventing chores to do around the house so that I could keep listening. Only two thirds of the way through I found myself completely engrossed in the story such that I started bawling. On the bus. In public. It wasn't a pretty picture, but even then I couldn't stop listening. No book that I've listened to, save maybe the removal of the worm in The Ocean at the End of the Lane, has made me outwardly emote so much, and I have to credit John Green's writing for that. I recommend this book if you like reading at all or are invested in humanity.
A school administrator and avid reader and listener of books. At least an hour of every day is spent in the car, and that's where the bulk of my listening is done. I tend to listen to books on "faster" mode so I can get through more books!
This book came highly recommended, and I was not disappointed. It is the touching story of several teens living, and dying, with cancer. Let's be honest, that wasn't a spoiler; it's just what the book is about.
Green writes as if he is telling his own story. You quickly grow to love Hazel, Augustus and Isaac as if they were your own child or friend. You want to celebrate victories and mourn losses with them. You want to know them better.
Rudd does an excellent job of narration, giving individual voice to each character and enhancing the experience of the book.
Break out the kleenex for this read. you'll be glad you did.
I have listen to this book more than once is just so good I really recommend it.
What I love about this book is that is full of different emotions. Is funny and sad and I love the characters.
Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace
I think this is one the best books I have listen so far and I love the story. The narrator made a really great job.
This book completed me. I had not relieved my tear ducts in a while when reading this and I was happy to do so. This 'bible' of mine touched me in a way that I didn't know anything could. This book is MY infinity and I am completely indebted to John Green for creating this. I hope you can take the time to listen/read this book that has not only bought me joy but many others.
"I preferred this than the Movie"
I loved this story even more while I was listening while reading the book. Cried my heart out while Isaac was giving his eulogy to Agustus.
The Isaac in the movie didn't give justice on the eulogy scene.
"You will require a hankie"
I was recommend this book to a friend (and have done) it was a wonderful story, if heartbreaking at times. A story which reminds us to be grateful for all we have.
I thought this was a very inspired look at peoples feeling when dealing with illnesses. It felt very honest and yet uplifting.
I listen to this book during my commute, but had I had this time I would have listen to this in one go. It was definitely I story I needed to find out what was going to happen next.
"Not just for the young!"
I came to this book, aware that it had been made into a film but unaware that it was originally written for a teen audience. As a recycled teenager (several times over) I have to say I found the story both deeply touching without sentimentality. It tackles the subject of terminal illness in the young with insight and tenderness, yet a hard edge - the matter of fact way in which the central characters approach their impending deaths. Beautifully narrated, altogether a great listen. Just keep your hankie at the ready. You will need it!
It was brilliant and it met my expectations by far I have read and re read this story loads of times but I had never listened to it and when I did it made me under stand it more😀😀😀😀😀
"Beautiful and emotional."
Couldn't help but cry at some moments. It's thought provoking and also..makes you appreciate every little thing in life.
"Only read this if you're prepared to cry!"
Very thought provoking book, really enjoyed the metaphors!! Made me feel sad, but a good kind of sad.
I found the book funny, romantic and a great love story. I cried laughed and found myself having lots of moments where I would just think of kids out there battling that horrible disease. I would recommend that people read it. I have already got two of my friend reading it and they can't put it down and nor could I! Great book!!
"Epic book, epic love story"
I loved this book and loved how engrossed I became in the story. Amazingly beautiful.
"Hilarious and painful in equal measure"
I listened to this in about four sittings, but having finished it, I'm left wishing I'd taken my time. The dialogue had me laughing out loud at some moments, filling up with tears at others. John Green and Kate Rudd are an excellent team.
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