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 felt the book was typical of many teenagers that I know, over analytical, using big descriptive words about basic things to make themselves sound important. I did enjoy it in the end, but for large parts I felt disinterested & easily tuned out.
I think so.
Well I felt myself tuning out quite a bit, and was just keen to get it finished and out of the way rather than enjoying being involved in the book.
I was hooked on the characters within a few pages.
The dialog between the main characters.
The tour of Anne Frank's house.
I cried like a little girl.
I could not stop until the book was complete. I will wait a while before seeing the Movie. I fear it will not live up to the book but will withhold judgment until some of my friends have seen the movie.
It was superb. The story and the characters were great. I would put it right at the top.
I feel bad saying this because they are not the same but A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. This was much more poignant and witty. Better written.
The way she brought Augustus and Hazel Grace to life is awesome. I just would not have heard such vivid voices.
I cried. I felt it. It sort of stung. However it is necessary. There were points I laughed and I can relate to that. I don't have cancer however I am a young adult with a condition that makes people sad and makes people look at you differently. I love how the story dealt with the way society treats people who clearly have something wrong with them. It is awkward and laughter is necessary but sometimes the dark humor is discouraged and I like that in appropriate places (or so I feel) there was a bit. It helped lighten the tension but not detract from the grave nature of what is occurring.
I didn't want it to end. I plan on purchasing more audiobooks by John Green and I also plan to look into what other books Kate Rudd has done. Her voice is extraordinary and the pace of the book is perfect. A great listen that I intend to listen to again.
John Green is absolutely amazing. Wonderful, moving storytelling. Well narrated by Kate Rudd too. Just an all round great audiobook. No gripes. Besides that it made me cry. Yeah be prepared to cry. Okay? Okay.
I've spent my entire life around the written word - writing it, editing it, teaching it. So, it's no wonder I also love to read it!
I liked this book quite a lot. The characters are fresh and the situation is all too real. I also like the way the kids not only interact with each other but with the adults...everything feels honest and true.
I knew it was going to be sad but I had no idea just how sad. While the author's depiction of cancer is honest, it's not something I think I would have read had it not been such a popular novel.
The narrator was excellent and made the experience even more enriching.
But, life is difficult enough without reading about children with cancer!
This book accompanied me on a road trip down south. It had me laughing, crying and saying "okay" over and over and over again. I never read or listen to books twice. Perhaps in the future if I change this habit.
Character development. I read to learn and to forget about my reality for a short time. When you feel a connection to a character, I feel the author has done his or her job.
Many scenes were my favorite. Can't pick just one. If I did, I wouldn't have finished the book.
I like music. I love poetry. I live books.
I didn't feel the narrator did the story justice.
Besides the narrator, it was decent.
(I'm only rating the audio book. I've read the actual book and thought it was really good.)
Kate Rudd's narration is impeccably spot on...perfect voice of Hazel Grace.
I typically do not read the YA genre, so I cannot accurately make a comparison.
Yes - while all of Kate's performances are amazing...this one specifically takes the cake!
There truly was no specific "moment" the book's entirety "moved" me.
If you're "on the fence" like I was about reading/listening to TFiOS, get OFF the fence and just do it. Word of caution - you WILL cry...I believe even the most stoic, emotionless person will cry at least three times...if you're like me, many, many more....don't let this be a reason NOT to purchase...it's truly worth the heartache.
"My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm
Fantastic and realistic point of view of terminal illness in young people. Its a tear jerker however, the story is well written and well read. It's worth the emotional torment. A truly great book.
Although a novice when it comes to audiobooks, this one is definitely in my top 3 favorites and probably in my top 10 favorites of all books read for all time!
Within the first 5 minutes, I felt connected to the characters, clearly attributable to the amazing author and equally amazing narrator.
I have not, but plan to look into her other works.
"You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices."
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