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)
Would recommend for any reader but particularly teens and young twenty-somethings.
I loved the story of "The Fault in Our Stars." It was a great audio book to listen to in the car. It was engaging, entertaining, and every time I sat in my car for a few extra moments waiting till I had to turn it off. The performance was amazing. How a woman can sound both like a 16 year old Hazel and pull off an old writer without sounding ridiculous is incredible.
However, a few times I wished we had just a little more detail. Sometimes the story felt rushed or it left me wondering why a character would do that out of nowhere. It still deserved four stars, but sometimes I just wanted a little more to put the pieces together.
Yes. The reader was very animated and made different voices for the characters. She really became each character vocally.
The overall tragedy and humor throughout the novel. I also liked the theme of how we all impact each other throughout our lives.
I don't know. Yes I loved the story and the message behind it, and it left a big impact on my heart. However, it was sad. I look at cancer patients in a whole new light and respect. A person is not their disease. They deserve dignity. I do hope the movie lives up to the hype.
Kate Rudd did a great job as usual. I love her narrations.
The immense relief that she felt when she got the final letter. I felt the characters triumph and release she needed to go forward.
FIOS being a YA book should be read by all ages. Mr. Green weaves a difficult subject line however sheds light on how a person with cancer views life through not so rosy glasses. I will always think of this book fondly.
I don't really go for the young adult genre. I'm not sure what made me purchase this title. But for some reason I couldn't stop listening to this book, I was just mesmerized. John Green's writing just grabs you. Its so haunting and beautiful and fresh and funny. It reminded me a little bit of Jeffery Eugenides' Middlesex. You will weep and then five seconds later you will be laughing again. Fabulous storytelling.
The most memorable part was when they met in the group the author made you feel like you were right there in the awkward stages of their first time meeting.
She gave a voice to the girl and made the story come alive.
This book made me laugh at the antics of cancer ridden teenagers and how they cope. It also made me cry for the very same reason. Wonderfully written and read.
I would so recommend this audiobook to a friend! The story itself is timeless, irrelevant, and real. John Greene does not paint the world as a "wish granting factory." He creates a world where you truly live inside of Hazel Grace and Gus' lives for a short time. It is by far, the best book I have read/listened to since I finished The Hunger Games series two years ago.
No but I plan to.
Only the entire novel!
John Greene does for the word "okay" what JK Rowling did for the word "always."
YES. Its funny, has little life lessons that we all know but have forgotten as we aged. And its such a great story.
Chapter 21 and 22 caught me completely off guard. I was listening to this book while i was in the gym and almost had to get off the treadmill because i was about to start crying! lol. I mean, the point is that the narration of this book is incredible, and the story commands your attention.
Kate changes here voices...something I wasnt use to listening to since I've mostly bought non fiction books. But the diference in voices really brought all the characters to life and she was so good at them.
ABSOLUTELY. I listend every chance I got. It was such an easy listen.
I broke my non fiction streak with this book and was reminded about how a really good fiction reminds you about a lot of truths. This book really gets your mind going about your own life, those in it, the tradgedies that occur to people and eventually reminds you to question yourself about whats really important in life. I completely recommmend.
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.
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