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The Fault in Our Stars | [John Green]

The Fault in Our Stars

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.
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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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    Caron La Habra Heights, CA, United States 01-21-13
    Caron La Habra Heights, CA, United States 01-21-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Need to feel depressed?"

    I like to pick books based on their ratings sometimes, ignoring the subject matter, and have discovered some great books this way. This one was depressing, made me cry, and left me feeling miserable. There is a little snarky dialogue that is fun, but the characters and story don't feel real, if you can dig yourself out of the emotional hole and examine them. I didn't hate the story enough to return it - but I expected something better from the stars it received.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lexi 01-21-13
    Lexi 01-21-13 Member Since 2013

    I love to read and listen to audiobooks on my hour long commute. :D

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    "Great audiobook"
    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    I really enjoyed this book. I especially loved the narration. It is extremely well done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the way it was written and executed.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Can't wait to listen to the author's other books!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tjstarbox Scarborough 01-19-13
    tjstarbox Scarborough 01-19-13
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    "No faults in his writing. Simply perfection."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    I could not tell you because honestly, I have not read the print version. What I am able to acknowledge is the brilliance of this story, and how well Kate translates it. She was an impeccable choice for the audio version. I highly enjoyed it.

    The only thing I think that was different for me, (this being my first audio book) was that I didn't find myself getting over-emotional. I wasn't as intensely invested in the characters as I typically am when reading. It's not a flaw in the book, I am sure. Just in the way I perceived it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    How can I choose only one? I absolutely adore Hazel Grace. She is so brilliantly written. I felt that Kate's voice really embodied this character. More so than the others.

    That being said though, I really, really love Augustus. His presence in this story was not in any way inadequate. His character brought so much more passion and fervor into Hazel's life. Their love story was so beautifully penned. I loved how clearly their views of the world around them meshed.

    As a mother, I can also connect with Hazel's (and Gus's) parents. I cannot fathom the way it must feel to any parent to watch your child suffer. I felt like even though we weren't in their heads, their feelings of consideration and distress were logically composed.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Just the way she enveloped the characters. I felt like she connected most with Hazel, as it is written in her perspective. I would gladly listen to a story performed by her again.


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

    Oh, I wanted to. Absolutely. It flows so well. Not an easy one to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I can think of at this moment in time, is that I would not be surprised if this book were to be adapted to film.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer EAST PROVIDENCE, RI, United States 01-17-13
    Jennifer EAST PROVIDENCE, RI, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not at all what I was expecting!"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This my favorite Audiobook thus far. I LOVED it.


    Any additional comments?

    I cried at the end because the book was over. Honestly, I wanted more. It is a sweet, touching, and very real book. I wouldn't have normally chosen a book about kids dying of cancer, but I am so glad I did. I will be giving this book as a gift, as I know many people who would enjoy it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    aurora chattanooga, tn, United States 01-17-13
    aurora chattanooga, tn, United States 01-17-13 Member Since 2014

    I use audiobooks as means of an escape from reality. Nice to just relax with a book. Ienjoy a very eclectic array of genres...anywhere from chick lit romance to mystery to science ft. Just a common mother of three.

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    "heartbreak"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I did buy this book for my sister....before I read the heartaching ending. Very sweet and witty in the begin. I expected a sad ending, but was not prepared to feel so depressed afterwords, that is the only reason I gave only 4 stars.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved all of them.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I have a few. I dont want to spoil anything.


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

    It did, I felt so involed with the characters that when they lost I felt like I did also.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A 01-15-13
    A 01-15-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Not suitable for the young at heart"

    My daughter normally takes all books in her stride - however the subject matter of this book really unsettled her and we decided not to continue with the book. Be very sure that your youngster can handle the issue of mortality and terminal illness before you buy.

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    Lesley Victoria, BC, Canada 01-14-13
    Lesley Victoria, BC, Canada 01-14-13
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    "Excellent Read!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Wonderful narration of a great book


    What did you like best about this story?

    True and uncompromising story of the fear of oblivion.


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

    Hazel of course


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Groton, NY, United States 01-14-13
    Michael Groton, NY, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2014

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    "flew by"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    support group


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

    both


    Any additional comments?

    This was a really heartwarming read.
    And as a minister, I’m glad I read it because it gave me insight into some of the typical pitfalls when befriending someone who is staring at a possibly shortened life, etc. I did cry.

    The story was also very captivating and engrossing and seemed to fly by and I could listen to it twice. The reader was terrific on audiobook.

    The main character, Hazel, was quirky, brutally honest, reminded me of my teenage daughter, and so very lovable!

    That having been said, I was saddened to see the hope of the resurrection completely downplayed and Jesus marginalized.


    Alos, the main characters are perhaps just a little too brilliant for reality. It's as if...because of their disease... they will gain 40 years of metaphorical literary and romantic wisdom in one month.

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    Rebecca Colorado Springs, CO 01-13-13
    Rebecca Colorado Springs, CO 01-13-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Don't let the topic deter you!"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    Like others, I hesitated on this title because of the topic. I half-expected a Jodi Picoult type novel and wasn't too interested in that. But, based on other reviews, I listened to it. And, I LOVED IT. Beautifully written and narrated, a funny but tragic story of life and love.


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    Sue Williamsburg, VA, United States 01-12-13
    Sue Williamsburg, VA, United States 01-12-13
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    "Really enjoyed this"
    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    The dialogue.


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

    Gus


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This book made me laugh and cry. The narration was perfect, both the pace and the believability of someone on oxygen trying to speak at the times when she really couldn't get enough air.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Simon Rodgers
    7/7/14
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    "A Fantastic Coming of Age Bool"
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    I think on balance that I would listen to TFIOS again. The plot is wonderfully developed throughout the book. It has enough drama to keep it interesting without detracting from the gravity of the lead characters situation.

    It's marketed as a book for teenagers but I strongly feel that this book can be enjoyed by anyone. It's brutally honest yet overwhelmingly uplifting.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Kate Rudd was an absolute pleasure to listen to. Her voice for each character was consistent. I feel that she managed to convey both the text and style of the book in a manor that is true to the author.


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

    The plot is full of twists. I think the part that most affected me was when the lead character lost hope. The desperation she felt was in my opinion the most moving time of the book.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • hayley
    7/2/14
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    "Amazing"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    inspiring, sad & brilliant


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

    the different aspects of the story, she has a great voice for reading.


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

    when Augustus wanted to be at his own funeral


    Any additional comments?

    what an amazing book this is!! truly loved listening to this and Kate Rudd was equally as brilliant. Couldn't think of a better book to listen to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs A
    Nottinghamshire, UK
    7/2/14
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    "Lovely!"

    What a lovely story! The characters gel well together and i really enjoyed it. I knew very little of the story other than it was about a girl with cancer, and I am glad that I did not know much about it as I think it would have ruined the story.
    The characters are great! they are ebelievable!
    Kate Rudd's reading was superb!
    I rarely rate things 5/5, and the 4 is very well deserved!
    I will defineatly be seeking others by John Green and Kate Rudd.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
    6/30/14
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    "Must read!!"
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    I Would defiantly recommend, I really enjoyed the book. It really is worth buying. I will be listening to this again.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    6/18/14
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    "Five star love story"
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    Wow, this audiobook was amazing, I cried in the car from halfway through to the end of the book. A great love story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shirley moaa
    6/16/14
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    "John Green's witty yet heart-breaking"
    Any additional comments?

    The multi-million number one bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort.
    "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once."
    Despite the tumour-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 heart-breaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jill middlemas
    6/13/14
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    "Heart pulling"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audio as a lot of people go through these situations everyday. We don't all have it easy . Worth a listen


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the true feeling you got from the emotion from hazel and Augustus and will be going to see the movie to see if they can portray as much empathy on screen


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

    I have not listened to any others


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

    Yes first one I couldn't put it down but my life and hospital appointments got in the way


    Any additional comments?

    Worth a listen for sure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maria
    United Kingdom
    6/13/14
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    "I couldn't stop listening!"
    What did you like most about The Fault in Our Stars?

    It was very easy to listen to. I listened to it in one go without stopping.
    The story is gripping, very real, funny and sad - the perfect combination. Also, I love the perspective and style the book is written in. what a brilliant book! I would definitely recommend it!


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    She does the voices and accents very well and it is easy and relaxing to listen to her.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    tragic, true, fighting, sad and love


    Any additional comments?

    Just listen to it yourself! You will love it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Frankiedoodle
    6/11/14
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    "A lovely surprise"
    Any additional comments?

    I didn't expect to like this book, mainly because of all the hype around it and for me, usually when there is a big hype, I tend not to enjoy things as much as people make it out to be. Nevertheless, I bought the book and surprisengly, I did like it.

    The story itself is a little too teenager-ish for me as an adult but still it was good enough that it took me less than a week to listen to all of it.

    I do recommend it but honestly I would recommend Looking for Alaska before this one. The characters are much more intriguing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abigail
    6/5/14
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    "The Fault in Whose Stars?"
    What did you like most about The Fault in Our Stars?

    I loved how the entire book is an emotional roller coaster keeping you hooked all the way through it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Even though certain characters were quite un-imaginable, Green still managed to help support that with many more believable characters.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    I didn't really like the narration pace of the story, only because, I found it a bit slow. When i tried to speed it up it was WAY too fast! For me it only really needed to be a fraction faster.


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

    Yes, I cried and laughed during listening to this book. At the very end (no spoilers) it was devastating. Not only did Green portray this in a very humble way, it made it more upsetting for the listener.


    Any additional comments?

    Do be warned, i found, that Augustus' character was some what pretentious. But this barely takes away from the fact of how enjoyable the book is. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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