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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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    Sarah Freeman 05-13-14
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    "Sad and not my cup of tea"
    Would you try another book from John Green and/or Kate Rudd?

    NO it is boring


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Probably something that John Green didn't write


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kate Rudd?

    Roger Mueller


    What character would you cut from The Fault in Our Stars?

    All of them I didn't like the story


    Any additional comments?

    I do not recommend this book. I hated it

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    Katie O'Gill 05-13-14
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    "Get it!"
    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    I kept seeing it at the book store, on websites about book, on websites not about books... I finally decided to take a listen. Now I know why it has been added to so many "MUST READ" posts and lists. It's good. Really really good.


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

    She rocked this! I love books on tape but have had a hard time listening to some because of the reader. Not this time. She was so good that I believed she was my friend, Hazel.


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    Jeannie 05-12-14
    Jeannie 05-12-14

    I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.

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    "Excellent book, just not my usual kind of book..."

    Don't excuse yourself from reading this just because you aren't a young adult, or don't know someone who is dying or because you don't want a book which may cause you to tear up. While those are oft times good reasons for me to avoid a book, they don't apply here. You need to read this book because it is entertaining. You deserve that. You also deserve the opportunity to think about how you want to approach your life's end and not in a morbid kind of way. I found this book to be mostly entertaining, clearly honest, touching, thoughtful, loving and transcending. Life can be so many things and there is a lot of life in this book to be thought about. I'll still be thinking about the fault in my stars while I return to my usual entertainment, books that don't have very much reality, and not near as much heart.

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    Amazon Customer St.Louis, MO USA 05-10-14
    Amazon Customer St.Louis, MO USA 05-10-14 Member Since 2013

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    "The fault is in us."
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    Hearing and Feeling the emotions of the characters as if I was sitting in the room with them.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that the characters didn't feel sorry for themselves and didn't want my pity although as it was noted later there were perks to having some pity. Made me smile.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It was a toss up between Isaac destroying the trophies with Augustus cheering him on, and the egging of the ex-girlfriends car. I was laughing so hard.


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

    Yes. At the end, I cried so hard....in a good way...which probably only makes sense to me. My hubby had to give me a hug. I have never been so moved by a book. I loved the sweetness of the budding romance.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the way the author made me like Peter Van Houten in the end and I'm glad John Green didn't end this book mid writing the way his fictional author did. If he had I think I would have felt as Hazel-Grace did that I needed to resume the search for Gus's pages for closure..

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    Janet H. Maddox 05-07-14
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    "As Good as Advertised"

    Green may be classified as YA, but his stories certainly have an appeal to adult audiences. His teenage stars are well drawn, fully realized, and remarkably true. His insights into the minds of those dealing with life crises are compelling. Do not be put off by thinking that this book is for middle-schoolers. Indeed, I would recommend that parents of middle schoolers read it first to help younger readers deal with its difficult themes. But read it for yourself. I promise you will come away carrying thoughts provoked by this well-told tale.

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    Inge 05-05-14
    Inge 05-05-14
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    "Lovely"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    I read the book and simultaneously listened to it. Great for when you want to do some chores in the house an still continue in your book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Hazel because of her down to earth way of dealing with her illness.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    Het voice is very pleasant and she used her voice to point out the different characters.


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

    It made me well up a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    Just lovely.

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    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 05-05-14
    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 05-05-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.

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    "Lived up to the Hype!"
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    Yes! It was well written and the story was very realistic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The love story of course.


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

    She is an excellent narrator. She just knows how to make you feel ike you are in the story.


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

    It made me laugh and cry. It was very moving.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

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    LL 05-04-14
    LL 05-04-14
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    "Funny, Irreverant and My New Favorite"

    I don't know why I resisted this book for so long, but once I got it I couldn't stop listening. Kate Rudd does a beautiful job reading this surprisingly upbeat story. I laughed and cried and then cried some more. As soon as I finished listening I started at the beginning and listened again. It was that good.

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    L. Brown Sacramento, CA USA 05-04-14
    L. Brown Sacramento, CA USA 05-04-14
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    "Touched my heart"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version. I loved the narrator. She was amazing.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Augustus. He was so kind, Funny, Strong, Loving, Awesome.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When they egged the car.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I can't get over this book. I cried and literally laughed out loud! Over and over. I have a book hang over from this book.

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    Nathan London, Ontario Canada 05-04-14
    Nathan London, Ontario Canada 05-04-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Read this book to know whats it's like"

    This book should be required reading for anyone who has not witness someone go through cancer firsthand so they can learn what it is like. People who have witness a love one should read to know that their feelings are normal. I'm going to review this in two parts: General and Cancer.

    General:
    This is a teen romance novel first and foremost, at least for the first two thirds (Guys be warned). It took till the fourth chapter before I could stop rolling my eyes and start getting into it. Girl falls for good looking guy and has self-doubts about herself. But the plot manages to make several twists despite seeming to be simple including one very emotional twist. Several situations are exasperatingly good and bad. Characters seem real, except for the boyfriend whose too perfect, although that could be just from the protagonist view. The world is very real, bad things happen but good things happen to.

    Cancer:
    I witness two siblings go through cancer and this book does an excellent job at showing the real emotion and situations of the victim and those around them.
    Cancer affects different people differently and it strikes at random times where someone is healthy one morning then suddenly hit with pain and spend the next two weeks in hospital. It shows the frustration people feel not being able to do anything, anger over others pity, the urge to be treated normally and the absurdity of how society expect victims to act and be treated. Finally it shows the cynical world view that creeps in and can take over.
    Yet cancer is still not all consuming to ones life. Life continues and goes on, we continue to experience good and bad moments. I'd also highly recommend this book to anyone who has witness someone go through cancer to show these feelings are normal.

    This book makes fun of itself as not a typical cancer book, it's not all depressing all the time nor is it unrealistically heroic. It's just real.

    Narrator does an excellent job making the characters sound like they are, whether in pain, out of breath or slurring.

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