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The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

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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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    Paul 06-27-14
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    "Modern Tragic Romance Novel For The Ages!"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the best book I have listened to thus far.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene where they are having the memorial service for Augustus in the basement of the church while he was present.


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    CB IL 06-27-14
    CB IL 06-27-14
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    "A "Chick Flick" in book form, Not just for chicks"
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    Yes, Great story. Plus, always better after the first time, since characters are already known.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No real favorite, although each and every character gives a good representation of the types of people that are in this world, and how each deal with life and different aspects of tragedy. Enlightening and insightful.


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

    No.


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

    The bad thing is, I was listening to this book while sitting at my desk at work. Not the best idea when the story often moved me to tears.


    Any additional comments?

    I wish we could share audio books just like we do hard cover books! I'd lend it to all my friends and to my kids.

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    Paul 06-27-14
    Paul 06-27-14
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    "LOVE the STORY! LOVE the MOVIE!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, definitely.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    When Agustus Waters told to Hazel Grace that he's in love with her.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Hazel


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

    Yes it makes me cry. Its very touching story.


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    leah United States 06-25-14
    leah United States 06-25-14 Member Since 2017
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    "good"

    The reason I did not give it 5 stars because I don't believe this is appropriate for middle school students. Too much mature content.

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    M.S. Valdez FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 06-24-14
    M.S. Valdez FORT COLLINS, CO, United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2012

    Avid reader all of my life! Favorite author: Stephen King. Favorite book: Hyperion.

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    "Wow! Wow! Wow!"

    This is easily one of the best audio books I have listened to in a long time. The story of a young 16 year old girl who is dying of cancer and yet finds joyous love in all the misery and heartache she has endured. Incredibly emotional. You will laugh out loud. You will cry.

    The narrator is exquisite and perfect to bring about the voice and personality of Hazel. I cannot say enough great things about this book. Just get it and listen to it. Period.

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    Amazon Customer 06-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful story, excellent reader"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing, Thoughtful, Story


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    Augustus


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

    I cried and laughed throughout the book. I was amazed at how well written and compelling the story is. This is a story about teens in love with cancer-nothing something I would usually pick up or be interested in. I would not have thought it could be so done well. I will definitely be looking for more from this author.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was well written, well thought out. The reader was amazing, I loved every voice she did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Z Phoenix, AZ 06-23-14
    Mark Z Phoenix, AZ 06-23-14

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    "Loved the audiobook, story was great but short"
    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    I loved the characters, even though they are teenagers, you notice that their lives are not so simple after all.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    The eulogy, that was just happy and sad at the same time.


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rudd – was your favorite?

    augustus waters


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

    makes you appreciate life


    Any additional comments?

    This book was just very touching, and it just makes you rethink life. Kate Rudd is an excellent narrator. I could easily take breaks while reading this book, and it didn't hook me like the Hunger games book where I couldn't stop reading.

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    Shakya Cedar Pocket, Australia 06-22-14
    Shakya Cedar Pocket, Australia 06-22-14

    Little bit crazy but prefer the term eccentric. I am a recluse by nature so I live for my books and the friends I find within their pages.

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    "A fantastic story and a must read."

    We are all touched by cancer, either directly or indirectly, no one escapes this soul destroying disease. This story is wonderful in its approach and helps those of us lucky enough to be healthy understand the journey of the terminally ill. It is not depressing or even overly sad, just real and illuminated. I would recommend to anyone over the age of 13.

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    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 06-21-14
    Sara FORT WAYNE, IN, United States 06-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Fabulous read!"
    Any additional comments?

    I was so impressed with John Green's writing. I'm not much of a YA fan, but this story was well crafted and well told. He even surprised me now and then. Quite satisfying.

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    Deepa gurung 06-21-14
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    "John green u just killed me"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    I dont know what to say .i m emotional person damn it my eye socket is tried now ..loved it .omg i m still crying.the flow of the story is so good.my vision is blurr mow.just wanna say i just adored this one:).


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Metaphor


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  • Mr. S. J. Penny
    Kent, UK
    7/11/13
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    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in this audiobook."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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'.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Charles
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    2/22/12
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    "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.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Nicola
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "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?

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    5/8/12
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    "A masterpiece"

    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.

    16 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Miranda
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    4/13/13
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    "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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    brendale, Australia
    7/29/12
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    "Amazing"

    This book was inspiring and touching. It made me laugh and cry the whole way through. A definite must.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    Croydon, United Kingdom
    8/8/12
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    "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!!!

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy
    Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Wonderful."

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    BRISTOL, United Kingdom
    9/16/12
    Overall
    "thought prevoking"

    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!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Victoria
    London, United Kingdom
    3/15/12
    Overall
    "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.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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