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)
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.
I love to read and listen to audiobooks on my hour long commute. :D
I really enjoyed this book. I especially loved the narration. It is extremely well done.
I liked the way it was written and executed.
Great book. Can't wait to listen to the author's other books!
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.
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.
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.
Oh, I wanted to. Absolutely. It flows so well. Not an easy one to put down.
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.
This my favorite Audiobook thus far. I LOVED it.
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.
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.
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.
I loved all of them.
I have a few. I dont want to spoil anything.
It did, I felt so involed with the characters that when they lost I felt like I did also.
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.
Wonderful narration of a great book
True and uncompromising story of the fear of oblivion.
Hazel of course
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.
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.
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.
"A Fantastic Coming of Age Bool"
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.
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.
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.
inspiring, sad & brilliant
the different aspects of the story, she has a great voice for reading.
when Augustus wanted to be at his own funeral
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.
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.
I Would defiantly recommend, I really enjoyed the book. It really is worth buying. I will be listening to this again.
"Five star love story"
Wow, this audiobook was amazing, I cried in the car from halfway through to the end of the book. A great love story
"John Green's witty yet heart-breaking"
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.
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
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
I have not listened to any others
Yes first one I couldn't put it down but my life and hospital appointments got in the way
Worth a listen for sure
"I couldn't stop listening!"
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!
She does the voices and accents very well and it is easy and relaxing to listen to her.
tragic, true, fighting, sad and love
Just listen to it yourself! You will love it!
"A lovely surprise"
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.
"The Fault in Whose Stars?"
I loved how the entire book is an emotional roller coaster keeping you hooked all the way through it.
Even though certain characters were quite un-imaginable, Green still managed to help support that with many more believable characters.
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.
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.
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!
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