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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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    R. Benson New York City 05-31-14
    R. Benson New York City 05-31-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    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.

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    Courtney Absher 05-30-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing!!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    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.


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

    She gave a voice to the girl and made the story come alive.


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

    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.


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    kmoose 05-30-14
    kmoose 05-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Captivating"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    Amsterdam....


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

    No but I plan to.


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

    Only the entire novel!


    Any additional comments?

    John Greene does for the word "okay" what JK Rowling did for the word "always."

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    hcc0530 05-28-14
    hcc0530 05-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "FANTASTIC - Get ready to laugh, smile AND CRY."
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    YES. Its funny, has little life lessons that we all know but have forgotten as we aged. And its such a great story.


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

    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.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    ABSOLUTELY. I listend every chance I got. It was such an easy listen.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


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    Mary Lambright Humboldt, KS United States 05-27-14
    Mary Lambright Humboldt, KS United States 05-27-14 Member Since 2016
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.


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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
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    "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
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    "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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