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)
This book is written from the point of view of a teenager with terminal cancer. It might sound depressing, but it's hilarious in parts, and despite dealing with heavy themes has a lightness to it. I immediately sent a hardcopy to a good friend because I needed to share the story. I haven't read anything quite like it. Maybe we all wrestle with existential themes most when we're in our teens and Hazel wrestles beautifully, with a real sense of humour and a sense of herself that's very much beyond her years. I was entirely captivated by her, the romance and the mission that she and Augustus go on. It's a really magical read.
John Green does of masterful job of getting the reader into the heads and lives of his characters. I'm a 72 year-old man, and I was more than once moved to tears as I listened to this narrative.
I guess I'm a bit like Hazel, I want to know what happens to the characters after the end of the book. I thought this book was wonderful. I cried copious amounts of tears for the last two hours of the book, but then, I expected to cry so it didn't really bother me but I hadn't expected to laugh as much as I did. I had a hard time sleeping last night because I laid awake wondering what happened next? I can make some assumptions but as I really liked the characters I would be happier knowing. The book was well written and seemed very honest. I've never known a young person with cancer so I can't say from experience but they seemed very real to me. I'll probably listen to this book again in a few months or so to pick up the things I just didn't catch. I highly recommend this and I'm going to listen to more of his books. This was my first of John Green's. Kate Rudd did a great job as narrator.
thought provoking, inspiring
I thought that Kate Rudd's performance was one of the best I've heard in the dozens of audio books that I've listened to. She portrays each character perfectly and stays true to their meanings.
It definitely made me cry. Hazel Grace's story with Augustus Waters is heart breaking yet inspiring.
This audiobook was among the best I've listened to. The voice and performance went well with the story being told.
This was a great book, it really drew you into the story personally
I love how the Author portrayed the feeling of each characher and how the narrator accted upon different tones. I love the story from beggining to end. Makes me want to read "An Imperial Affliction" if that book did exist, but it doesn't.
the manner in which she changed her tone and excitement brought a new meaning than me just reading it to myself.
"Ok" can mean something more deeper than you ever thought possible"
"An Abundance of Katherines" by John Green had some of the best teen dialogue I've ever read and the story was interesting and fresh, so yes, I'd read more by John Green.
It was very well written, wonderfully performed and excellent in every way, except it was depressing. Dying teenagers finding love and adventure might be uplifting for some people, but I was just depressed by the story material itself.
The tour of Ann Frank's house.
I'm sure it could be made into a movie, but I have no idea who would star in it.
Beautiful, deep, stunning.
I don't think I've read enough books in this genre to even consider comparing it.
Her narration was absolutely amazing. She added tone, depth, and pacing that I would not have appreciated as much if I'd read the book on paper.
I have no idea. I wonder what they're using! It would easily be something Augustus says, I would think.
The mixture of light-heartedness and utter sadness in this book is such a beautiful combination. Hands down, one of the best books I've ever read.
My three words would be lovely, intelligent, deep
One of the most memorable moments of Fault in Our Stars was the moment when Hazel rewrote the diagram Augustus drew about guys with one leg losing their virginity.
I can't choose one character as a favorite, mostly because they are so much a like. Therefore my favorite characters are Augustus and Hazel.
This book made me just want drop everything I had to do and just listen to this book. I listen to about 4 hours of it the first night. It is definitely a book I wanted to listen to all at once.
Kate Rudd definitely read A Fault in Our Stars beautifully, as it was intelligently written.
Thoroughly enjoyed the story despite the fact that it's aimed more at the teenage audience. It's "terminally" engaging, witty and confronting. The C subject maybe a tabu to some, but it is well worth the emotional roller coaster. We all want to be loved and have loved no matter what.
Highly recommend it!
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