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)
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The characters, very lovable.
Augustus, he is very charismatic.
Yes, i liked it from start to finish plot twisters...
A very emotional read of two young hearts battling against the mortal coil struggling with love, loss and striving for normalcy. It is a very engaging and emotionally draining read that is very hard to put down once it has sucked you in.
Since I only have 2 audio books....this book ranks #1! I can't wait till the movie comes out!
I don't really have a favorite character.
She added feeling and emotion to the book. She basically gave a voice to the characters.
Dear John Green, please make a sequel to TFIOS, congrats it being a best seller, and congrats on getting your book made into a movie. I can't wait till it comes out on June 6th!
NO it is boring
Probably something that John Green didn't write
All of them I didn't like the story
I do not recommend this book. I hated it
I kept seeing it at the book store, on websites about book, on websites not about books... I finally decided to take a listen. Now I know why it has been added to so many "MUST READ" posts and lists. It's good. Really really good.
She rocked this! I love books on tape but have had a hard time listening to some because of the reader. Not this time. She was so good that I believed she was my friend, Hazel.
I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.
Don't excuse yourself from reading this just because you aren't a young adult, or don't know someone who is dying or because you don't want a book which may cause you to tear up. While those are oft times good reasons for me to avoid a book, they don't apply here. You need to read this book because it is entertaining. You deserve that. You also deserve the opportunity to think about how you want to approach your life's end and not in a morbid kind of way. I found this book to be mostly entertaining, clearly honest, touching, thoughtful, loving and transcending. Life can be so many things and there is a lot of life in this book to be thought about. I'll still be thinking about the fault in my stars while I return to my usual entertainment, books that don't have very much reality, and not near as much heart.
Hearing and Feeling the emotions of the characters as if I was sitting in the room with them.
I loved that the characters didn't feel sorry for themselves and didn't want my pity although as it was noted later there were perks to having some pity. Made me smile.
It was a toss up between Isaac destroying the trophies with Augustus cheering him on, and the egging of the ex-girlfriends car. I was laughing so hard.
Yes. At the end, I cried so hard....in a good way...which probably only makes sense to me. My hubby had to give me a hug. I have never been so moved by a book. I loved the sweetness of the budding romance.
I loved the way the author made me like Peter Van Houten in the end and I'm glad John Green didn't end this book mid writing the way his fictional author did. If he had I think I would have felt as Hazel-Grace did that I needed to resume the search for Gus's pages for closure..
Green may be classified as YA, but his stories certainly have an appeal to adult audiences. His teenage stars are well drawn, fully realized, and remarkably true. His insights into the minds of those dealing with life crises are compelling. Do not be put off by thinking that this book is for middle-schoolers. Indeed, I would recommend that parents of middle schoolers read it first to help younger readers deal with its difficult themes. But read it for yourself. I promise you will come away carrying thoughts provoked by this well-told tale.
I read the book and simultaneously listened to it. Great for when you want to do some chores in the house an still continue in your book.
I loved Hazel because of her down to earth way of dealing with her illness.
Het voice is very pleasant and she used her voice to point out the different characters.
It made me well up a bit.
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
Yes! It was well written and the story was very realistic.
The love story of course.
She is an excellent narrator. She just knows how to make you feel ike you are in the story.
It made me laugh and cry. It was very moving.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in this audiobook."
I would definitely recommend this to a friend, if this book were not just as Hazel describes An Imperial Affliction in her book, that it's so special it just 'yours'.
My favourite character was certainly Hazel Grace, Augustus Waters not far behind. Hazel is a character I can relate to a lot. Though I myself do not suffer from cancer or a terminal illness, I think in the same way and understand many of her thoughts and emotions. She's real, she's down to earth and not like these over-sexualised girls you get in some stories. The lack of depth into the lives of other characters and the lack of several characters close to Hazel and Augustus is actually a good technique, and makes the book feel closer to you, like although she doesn't literally say 'you're my friend' because obviously, you're reading the book, you feel like you're one of the only people being let into their lives. When Hazel says 'my only friends are my parents and an author who doesn't know I exist', she knows what's real but she still feels a connection to AIA, that I find myself feeling to TFIOS. I see a lot of Hazel in me, to be honest.
Metaphorically and literally, a voice. I have in fact read the book before hand, but being a British 14 year old it was sort of hard to imagine how they would speak, never having spoken to an American before. She made Hazel more real to me. Don't get me wrong, the book on it's own is brilliant, but there's something about Kate Rudd that makes me believe the story happened, like it's literally Hazel explaining it to me.
Oh definitely. I was crying for hours at the end, and some parts like with Issac kissing Monica and Augustus' comments on 'young love in all it's awkwardness' (or something similar) made me laugh until I cried. I felt like I knew them in a way, it felt so personal.
The fact this book is an audiobook makes me incredibly happy, thank you for selling it. Now, even if I'm too tired to read, or too busy to pack a book, I can listen to my favourite story over and over.
"Far too good to be left to teenagers"
John Green has won awards for his Young Adult fiction and this, his latest novel. features teenage protagonists but really this is a book which will be enjoyed not just by teenagers but by anyone who has ever been a teenager and still remembers at least a little of what that was like.
It begins in a teenage cancer support group and its subject matter is daunting but go beyond that and you'll find a novel full not just of love and courage but black edged humour and characters who feel real. For such a short novel it packs a real emotional punch and when I finished the book it felt like I was leaving friends behind.
A word of thanks too the narrator, Kate Rudd. The book is a first person narrative and she not only convincingly brings Hazel Grace to life but her friends and family. If this doesn't merit an Audies award then there is something wrong with the voting system.
"A Triumph Celebration of Life"
I felt unusually resistant to reading this book. I, like so many others, have said a final goodbye to loved ones taken too soon by the whims of this unforgiving disease. I wasn't sure I could face a story examining the life of such young sufferers of serious, indeed terminal, illness; I couldn't imagine what enjoyment (as that is, after all, why I read fiction) there was to be found between the covers of such a book. How wrong my innate assumptions have proved to be.
This story is a triumphant celebration of life in the face of death, a homily to the strength and determination of its characters to 'live their best life today' no matter what mountains they may have to climb tomorrow. The author explores with great sensitivity the impact of a terminal diagnosis on relationships and creates an achingly beautiful and unforgettable connection between Hazel and Augustus, as they struggle together to make sense of and come to terms with the hand they have been dealt.
There was plenty of laughter and some inevitable tears, but the greatest achievement of this work is in relegating cancer to a mere supporting role - there is no room for it centre stage here - that place belongs unquestionably to the bonds of love which live on beyond the farewells. For, whilst we hold on to our memories of those whose footprints we can no longer see in the sand, how can they ever truly leave us?
First audio book I have ever restarted as soon as I finished. Somehow manages to avoid cliches, engage you in the characters, make you laugh and make you cry. It walks the line between pretentious and meaningful but falls the right side. Can't stop thinking about it. This is not a great book for teenagers, or a great book for adults, it is just a great book.
"A must read!"
This book will make you laugh, smile and cry. John Green has managed to bring a new perspective and emotion to cancer. Within the first chapter I instantly wish that I had a friend like Hazel Grace.
This book was inspiring and touching. It made me laugh and cry the whole way through. A definite must.
"Well written, well read"
This book is superbly written by an author who is intelligent, witty and gets the emotions across very well - add in a SUPERB reading by Kate Rudd and you have yourself an emotional, but fantastic listen
If you know only a little about different types of cancer, and want a book which shows how teenagers can be amazing during their struggles with illness, then this book will open your mind and your heart
The emotion that this brought up was more than I expected, especially later in the book, but this is one of the best books I've read or listened to
DO NOT miss this book, if you do, you'll be missing out on one amazing book!!!
Yes I know that this book is technically a teen fiction but at *mumbles age* I simply loved it. With it’s characters that my teenage self (long forgotten in the mists of time), fell in love with and a story that carried me along effortlessly. I would urge you to take a chance on it. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, but you won't be sorry.
This is no ordinary cancer novel. it is the truth and has such depth into the situation of having cancer. I have quotes from this book that are just genius. I really enjoyed listening to this book and made me really reconsider my life. BUY IT, LISTEN TO IT AND LIVE IT!
"Absolutely beautiful - buy this book!!!"
This is my first audio book purchase and I spent a long time listening to samples of various books ...SO pleased I chose this one. It is such a moving, poignant, beautiful story, written so delicately and so artfully,and narrated perfectly.
The audio version of "page turner".I couldn't stop listening to this, and finished it within a weekend. I'm not sure that teenagers would necessarily use all the language that the two teen characters used, but that is an aside. The story is clever, honest, original and entertaining. Really likable characters....when the book ended I felt sorry to be leaving them behind.
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