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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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John Green is a god!

I believe this to be the best book i have ever read, and the audiobook is a fantastic piece of work too. DFTBA

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  • Grant
  • Torrance, CA, United States
  • 07-31-15

Excellent narrator

This is story telling at its best. It flows well and builds to a nice peak before rolling into a nice and unexpected conclusion. The narration was excellent and I will seek out more books by this reader which is not something I have done before.

It doesn't take away from the fact this can be a difficult subject to get through. Hard but nice to tap into those emotions.

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The Fault in our Stars

I loved it

It was to good to be true!!!!
When I started to listen it was like I was Hazel and I was going through what she was going through.

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Great, Sad Novel

The book was great and the performance and representation of the characters was well done. I enjoyed the brief Q & A with the author at the end of the novel. seems like an interesting person.

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Words matter

A beautiful book about a difficult subject written by an author who cares about words and told through characters who also care about words.

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charming!

I absolutely loved this book. It was funny, and sad, and so well performed! I cannot wait to see the movie!!

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Good Listen!

Where does The Fault in Our Stars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It was very good. I wish I did not have to have 15 words though. What a pain.

What did you like best about this story?

Teenagers are fun.

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

The boyfriend

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

Both

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed it.

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Amazing Tale

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

This was one of the very strange instances where I actually liked the movie better than the book. But the book was still fantastic. This story is one I found myself thinking about often. I ignored it for the longest time thinking I couldn't relate and I am lucky enough to not know anyone with a deadly illness. HOWEVER this story is relatable no matter who you are. As long as you have ever smiled, cried, loved and hurt. Truly amazing!

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Tears and Smiles Ahead!

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

First off let me just say I started off knowing in this book someone died but I wasn't sure who and when I found out who it was...I cried like a baby. I tried to suck the tears back up but it didn't work.

This was such a beautiful love story. Two teens who met in a cancer support group, learn to help one another, both teach the other something else and ultimately grow in love with one another.

I loved the character of Augustus. He was so sarcastic yet funny and sweet at the same time. Hazel Grace was time enough for him and their relationship seemed effortless. That's the kind of relationship many strive to have...with no pretense, no falsities, only realities and two people willing to work towards being better together.

This gets a FULL five star rating and I'm now in love with John Green. I needed my tear ducts cleaned out and he gave me just that.

What other book might you compare The Fault in Our Stars to and why?

Possibly Jojo Moyes' "Me Before You". It was another unexpected love story in which you grew to love the characters.

What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

Her narration brought the story alive and really helped me to understand what was happening. She did an amazing job.

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

Towards the end when Hazel Grace just wanted her parents to hold her.

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Heart wrenchingly beautiful!

Beautiful story and the narrator was spot on! I had purchased the book over a year ago and never read/listened to it. I just watched the movie by accident flipping thru channels and was riveted. I then decided to read/listened to the book. As usually the book is always better than the movie but not by much in this case. I will definitely be listening to this book again.