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The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    Sarah Balwyn, Australia 05-27-14
    Sarah Balwyn, Australia 05-27-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Definitely a story for teenagers"
    Would you try another book from John Green and/or Kate Rudd?

    Probably neither


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

    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.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I think so.


    Was The Fault in Our Stars worth the listening time?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Lambright Humboldt, KS United States 05-27-14
    Mary Lambright Humboldt, KS United States 05-27-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Best book I have experienced in years...."
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    I was hooked on the characters within a few pages.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The dialog between the main characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The tour of Anne Frank's house.


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

    I cried like a little girl.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah M. Cleveland, MS 05-27-14
    Sarah M. Cleveland, MS 05-27-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Endearing Story"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was superb. The story and the characters were great. I would put it right at the top.


    What other book might you compare The Fault in Our Stars to and why?

    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.


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

    The way she brought Augustus and Hazel Grace to life is awesome. I just would not have heard such vivid voices.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    adelise seven hills, Australia 05-25-14
    adelise seven hills, Australia 05-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janna Wong Healy Los Angeles, CA 05-25-14
    Janna Wong Healy Los Angeles, CA 05-25-14 Member Since 2013

    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!

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    "REALLY GOOD...BUT REALLY SAD"

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jenna CA 05-24-14
    jenna CA 05-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read!"
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Many scenes were my favorite. Can't pick just one. If I did, I wouldn't have finished the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kiki H. Somewhere in the world. 05-23-14
    Kiki H. Somewhere in the world. 05-23-14

    I like music. I love poetry. I live books.

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    "I don't know..."
    What disappointed you about The Fault in Our Stars?

    I didn't feel the narrator did the story justice.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Besides the narrator, it was decent.


    Any additional comments?

    (I'm only rating the audio book. I've read the actual book and thought it was really good.)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. Stephayn 05-22-14
    L. Stephayn 05-22-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful...an instant classic."
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Kate Rudd's narration is impeccably spot on...perfect voice of Hazel Grace.


    What other book might you compare The Fault in Our Stars to and why?

    I typically do not read the YA genre, so I cannot accurately make a comparison.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - while all of Kate's performances are amazing...this one specifically takes the cake!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There truly was no specific "moment" the book's entirety "moved" me.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Noelle 05-22-14
    Noelle 05-22-14

    "My test of a good book is dreading to begin the last chapter." - Thomas Helm

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    "Must Have Tissues!!!!"

    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.

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    NAKW San Diego, CA & London, England 05-22-14
    NAKW San Diego, CA & London, England 05-22-14
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    "Narrator made this book a 5+ star work!"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Within the first 5 minutes, I felt connected to the characters, clearly attributable to the amazing author and equally amazing narrator.


    Have you listened to any of Kate Rudd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but plan to look into her other works.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "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."


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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