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)
The narrator did an amazing job of capturing the funny witty moments and the sad heartfelt ones.
The moment when Augustus tells Hazel about his recurrence..."...I lit up like a Christmas tree Hazel Grace..." Still gives me chills.
No, but Kate Rudd was fantastic in this story.
Tragic, hopeful, realistic
When Hazel read over what Augustus wrote about her.
She expresses the book using feeling and emotion and it is easier for me to imagine the characters. Sometimes I lose some of that when I try to process the words in the books and especially pronouncing and wondering how to pronounce certain sites and names and she did it beautifully.
It would be a long sitting. I think because of the emotional heaviness, it was better to handle in several sittings.
I appreciated the teenage view and the views of the parents in the book as well. I think it captured the desire of still wanting to live the life you have no matter how short it might be.
Moving further from work extended my daily commute... thank God for Audible.
I loved this book. And I’m afraid all efforts to explain why will sound corny or gushy. You see… I shouldn’t even like this book. The two protagonists are teenagers who—despite their relative intelligence and maturity—are teenagers. Teenagers. Who actually likes teenagers? John Green apparently, but not me. I didn’t even like myself when I was teenager.
But Hazel and Gus are not normal teenagers. They are a delight; the kind of kids you’d be proud to call your own. And the kind of characters I found myself thinking about as if they were real. Yes the dialogue is a bit trite, but teenagers are inherently trite.
I’m not proud of my love for this book, but I’m not going to deny it either.
Hazel and Gus disoriented me and broke my heart right in two. In the best possible way.
And Kate Rudd’s narration is—literally—perfection. I haven’t read the text version, but my biased opinion is that Rudd’s narrated version is better.
FALLING IN LOVE CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT - SO CAN HEARTBREAK…IS IT ALL WORTH IT?
drinking stars….the big date
sad…quite the journey - I laughed and cried
narration is excellent - story was told very, very well
Audio books are the best :)
This book sat in my Audible library for over a year - I can't even remember what made me download it but seeing previews for the movie coming out this year made me check it out. And I'm so glad I did.
This is not my typical read, I like dystopian novels, adventure, sci fi you name it, but tragic love story? Not really my thing. Probably because there hasn't been a tragic love story written quite as honestly, poignantly, and beautifully harsh.
This book will make you laugh and cry - not in that Disney movie kind of way, but in that "Life isn't fair and I underestimate it's ability to strike without cause, but there are people out there who experience it and somehow make it beautiful" kind of way.
And I have this sinking feeling that the movie will somehow make this earnest contemplation into a sappy love story so please read it first just in case I'm right :)
Yes, this book deals with cancer and death. One would now assume it is a somber, morbid tale. Make no mistake--this is a moving, beautifully written, spectacularly narrated love story. It is real, honest, affecting and ultimately uplifting.
The YA rating is misleading. This is a tremendous listen with mature insights, a rich vocabulary and lessons about life, loss and love even adults can learn from.
John Green takes on an emotional and esoteric wealth of subject matter in this Young Adult Fiction novel, but he does so in this unpretentious, relatable, and downright likeable manner that makes the novel a true page turner (if one can use that term for audio books).
I had not read YAF since I was a young adult and in the beginning of the novel I felt annoyed that such a gem of a book had to be locked inside a YAF novel, peppered with simple sentences and written in such a way that I almost felt like I was watching a movie (easy entertainment). That’s a compliment in itself to many, but I generally go for books with vivid imagery and prose. By the end of the book though, I was in tears at the stunning themes he was able to weave through and explore simultaneously; at the humor; the insight; and the beauty. And ultimately I was thankful and a bit awestruck by his ability to craft a masterpiece that would both appeal to a move young adults and adults.
This is an absolute 5-star book and it will be one I re-read in years to come, just to remember.
No. It is too sad.
I kept waiting for it to get un-depressing. This is a wonderfully written and narrated book, but it is very real. It is about teens with cancer. I was on the verge of tears the entire time.
It was not the type of book I enjoy reading. Not satisfied with purchase.
Not sure I like audio books at all. I prefer reading the book myself.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
The dynamic love story of between two ill teenagers and there sick humor.
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves..." Beautiful identification of other literature to name a book title.
The part hazel was persistent on getting answer from favorite author who drunk and pompous. The part where hazel showed through illness. She was more strong than anyone living with cancer.
Report Inappropriate Content