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The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

The Fault in Our Stars Audiobook

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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    Nancy SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, United States 04-02-14
    Nancy SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA, United States 04-02-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Poignant and funny"
    Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    What delight and tragedy Green brings to this rich and well read story of young people and their loved ones moving through impossible situations. While some might be tempted to write this off as a teen novel, I was swept away by Green's ability to capture the raw, messed up madness that follows a disease like cancer, and then he magnifies the experience with honest, wild and whirling teenage characters worth knowing.


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    Ally FALL RIVER, MA, United States 04-02-14
    Ally FALL RIVER, MA, United States 04-02-14
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    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    I'd heard good things about this book and knowing the subject matter was going to be hard to get through (or thinking that it was going to be) I put it off on my wish list for a long time. The humor in this story its honesty was what made this story so enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gus and Isaac, I know Hazel was supose to be the loveable one but there 'bromance" was amusing and refreshing despite there respective cancers.


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

    No I haven't heard this narrator before but after this book I would be happy to look her up.


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

    There where many moments that moved me. The biggest one was trip to Amsterdam; i won't spoil and of it but its the first love all teenagers should experience. Its been a long time since a book actually made my cry. You know going into a book written in the first person of a 16 year old dieing of cancer its going to hard to hear; but I wouldn't call this book hard. You knew from early on that our heroine has "never been anything but terminal" yet you still hope for a miracle, just like with real life cancer.


    Any additional comments?

    What I loved the most about this story was the real-ness of story. Its a 16 year old girl dealing with the teenage related emotions all the while knowing that he cards been punched and her days are numbered. It doesn't stop her from living and that's an amazing thing. It doesn't tell how Hazel Grace "faught valiantly" because through most of the book shes pissed off at the world for her cancer and she has ever right to be.

    I love how this story addresses that the characters where not dieing from cancer but living with it. It's an important differencation.

    I know I will come back to this story in the future and ponder on it for quite sometime. Been a long time since I've read such an enjoyably real piece of fiction.

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    Diana Washington USA 04-01-14
    Diana Washington USA 04-01-14

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    "It's a MUST!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I recommended this book because it's one of those books that you can't wait to read and your always looking forward to reading it you can finish this book in one day.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hazel and Gus because they were the stars of the book!!


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

    It's seems as if Hazel did exist and that would be her actual voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Life is great and never be afraid to ask!


    Any additional comments?

    Try reading this book before the movies comes out!!!

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    Jonnie SIOUX FALLS, SD, United States 03-30-14
    Jonnie SIOUX FALLS, SD, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Makes me believe in unicorns!"
    If you could sum up The Fault in Our Stars in three words, what would they be?

    No faults herein.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    The Night of the Broken Trophies, and all subsequent references to it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed the scene where Hazel and Gus are selling her old, depressing swing set online. From the time she's in her backyard and starts crying about it, then telling Gus over the phone, all the way to the time they write up its description, it's just superb writing and dialogue. I laughed, I cried. All in a matter of the 10 minutes the scene took to read through twice. Beautiful.


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

    I did. I listened to it for nearly three hours before I finally went to bed; I listened to the rest the next day. I did a lot of cleaning and walking, although I could have just sat there and listened, as well. Excellent storytelling and dialogue.


    Any additional comments?

    In discussing my book hangover with friends who have read the book, I was surprised that quite a few of them did NOT enjoy the book, at least not as much as I did. They felt the witty, fast-paced dialogue of Hazel and Gus wasn't true to real-life. I scoffed a little at this, considering most of these people were fans of Harry Potter...

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    susan Plymouth Meeting, PA, United States 03-30-14
    susan Plymouth Meeting, PA, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2016

    I loved the book secret life of ceecee wilks is ther any other books like that one

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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    yes, for readers that enjoy listening rather then just reading the book.


    What three words best describe Kate Rudd’s voice?

    outstanding pleasant enjoyable


    Any additional comments?

    I love to listen to books. I even get the book so I can follow along

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    Jennifer 03-29-14
    Jennifer 03-29-14

    Say something about yourself!

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

    This is an epic love story. It was so sweet, it reminded you to appreciate life and everything in it.


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    Kristen merritt island, florida, United States 03-25-14
    Kristen merritt island, florida, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A must read"
    Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

    Maybe, I usually like to take time in between re-reading books, but I'm conflicted considering, although I do read books more than once, I do not re-watch television shows that I previously enjoyed. Since this is an audio-book its kind of a medium that is in between the two. So personally, I probably wont listen to it again, but the narration was great and the writing was spectacular.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Augustus was my favorite character, because he is just such a beautiful soul.
    All the things he does for her from start to finish are generous and loving, everything you'd want from a man, whether you have cancer or not.


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

    There are obvious parts in this novel where the characters are pulling at your heart and you're holding back tears, I listened to the bulk of this in public so I didn't openly cry but I was couldn't help but be deeply moved.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first audio book and it was a fantastic start. Buy it, read it, thank me later.

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    Ashly OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA, United States 03-24-14
    Ashly OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA, United States 03-24-14
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    "The Fault in Our Stars"
    What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

    It was a very interesting plot, I really feel different and it is wonderful.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hazel, Augustus, Isaac they are the main characters and made the story.


    What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed her speed and is very understandable.


    Any additional comments?

    It has changed me and you will not regret it.

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    Alli Vaughan Woodinville, WA United States 03-23-14
    Alli Vaughan Woodinville, WA United States 03-23-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Love, love, love!"
    What did you love best about The Fault in Our Stars?

    Well written, relatable & real characters, accuracy about life & medicine (well researched & thought out). A herroine that is wonderfully written & I actually empathize with (increasingly rare in YA lit)


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    Rodito FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, United States 03-23-14
    Rodito FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, United States 03-23-14
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    "Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Fault in Our Stars to be better than the print version?

    I don't have much of an opinion on the print versus audio. I focused mainly on the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fault in Our Stars?

    The moment when "okay" became their special word that would mean more to them, than anyone else.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Anne Frank scene when Hazel and Gus kissed and were applauded was my favorite scene from this, but it was filled with many other great moments.


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

    Yes, when she read Gus' last writings for Peter. It touched me in an incredible way.


    Any additional comments?

    A wonderful read. I recommend this to everyone. I will most likely read this again.

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