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)
The story was pretty good about cancer kids but I found the kids and the narrator pretty annoying at times. Some of it was really childish teeny bopper but then they would use big words. This story had some good puppy love and offered an inspiring view of having cancer vs just being depressing about it but I could have done without this book.
dint like the narrator voice. So i stopped reading
very sad. So i stopped reading
So i stopped reading
This was the first audiobook I ordered when I downloaded Audible, and it did not disappoint. This story made me laugh, then had me on the brink of tears 30 seconds later. It's so wonderfully written, with everything I look for in a story. There's humor, love, heartbreak and it keeps you on your toes. Everything about this just pulled me in, and I never wanted to stop listening. I would recommend it to anybody looking for a great love story.
I absolutely loved this book! I've listened to it a few times now in my car. Kate Rudd does an amazing job as a 16 year old in this book. And I am definitely grateful I was driving HOME and not to WORK during the last part of the book. In a good way =P
Live your fullest !
Catcher in the Rye because there is this attitude of " life is bull shit". And also because it
is a coming-of-age story (of sorts).
I loved the scene where our main characters meet the author of "Imperial Affliction". It's very funny and a little bit sad.
I laughed and cry. It's been a while since I have done both with such intensity.
English is not my first language, but since this book (and audiobook) is intended for teens and young adults, it's fairly easy to follow, I would recommend this to people trying out
audio books in English.
You'll show up with make up smeared all over your face. Its a tear jerker! Easy listening, sweet, but sad story.
I really enjoyed this book by John Green. It was the first time I have read a novel by him, and even though it was labeled as a young adult book, I still enjoyed it as an Adult!
I found that some parts of the story brought me to tears because of the emotions it made me feel. The novel was both beautiful and heartwarming to me. There were also funny parts to enjoy too : )
Don’t let the topic “cancer” and “teens” dissuade you from reading and enjoying this novel.
The narrator, Kate Rudd, was perfect for the narration. I look forward to hearing more of her narrations.
Even as an adult I really like this story and the performance is beautiful. Living with cancer for the last 10 years, I really can relate to the story.
Her performance is perfection.
Tell us about yourself!
I almost never listen to a book twice, if I did this would be it.
Although it featured teens suffering through love and loss, I weptt for us senior folks watching our beloved ones slip into dementia or other age related ills. It was a universal story
Perhaps Dad, a solid, quiet, wise sufferer and lover.
Yes, I plan to re-listen to this book. I found its insights very compelling and, while they are seen through the eyes (and consequently reported with the irrational drama) of a teenager, they are nonetheless beautiful and thought provoking.
Both main characters Hazel and Augustus were wonderfully well written. While some of their observations ("some infinities are larger than other infinities") struck me as incorrect and overly maudlin, I identified with them as being thematically true, if not factually true.
This may be the kind of novel one reads in their twenties, but I urge potential readers to push past this initial reluctance and open themselves to the experience
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