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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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It is the nature of stars to cross...

Would you listen to The Fault in Our Stars again? Why?

Yes. I found that this was a relieving book to read/listen to. While some find it heavy and sad to consider death and cancer in teens, it reflected my reality (having known many with cancer - both teens and otherwise - but not having it myself). I appreciated Hazel's and Gus' cynicism towards cliche personalities and behaviors and enjoyed stepping into their lives for a while. I normally listen to non-fiction books so this was a nice break.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Hazel because of her sharp wit and cautious heart, and I also enjoyed her dad even though he was a distant character. I enjoyed how completely Rudd created each character and personality, though I confess that there were some things about Augustine that I couldn't stand.

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

No.

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

Yes. And had I not had multiple destinations while traveling I would have. But it kept me good company while traveling from Indiana to Michigan, then to Wisconsin, and back to Washington state.

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John writing, Kate reading AMAZING TEAM!

What made the experience of listening to The Fault in Our Stars the most enjoyable?

Everything about the story I love it and how it was narrated by Kate Rudd

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

Everything that had to do with Hazel and Gus

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

Her vocal expression while reading the book.

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

YES! beginning to end

Any additional comments?

Best book out there, I LOVE to read since younger age...but i was never able to finish a book, EVER! Till I came across this book, I have read it, listen to it and watched the movie more than 3 times and counting. Cant wait to read more from J. Green

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life-changing

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

i have not yet read the print myself, but i cannot imagine reading this book without the enthusiasm and skill of Kate Rudd. if you ever read this review, Kate, know hat you added such depth and color to the story, and breathed into black and white characters a breath of life we cant normally imagine. thank you for making this reading the best purchase and experience i have made, and had in years.

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

hazel's reaction to augustus' situation with the G-tube in his car. one thing. just one damned thing, he wanted to do by himself. buy a pack of cigarettes. but how she knelt beside him in the car, wiped vomit from his chin, and only said, "oh, sweetie.." as a 23 year old man, it may be embarrassing to admit, tears welled up, and i thought we would lose him right then and there. i have not yet finished this book, as i fear the hollow place i will be left with as these characters seem to be headed out of my life. yet, the story must continue, until it cannot.

Which scene was your favorite?

the car scene at the gas station.

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

absolutely, and not quite yet. but it's not over yet. i will reread/re-listen to this for years, and i feel i cannot smoke another cigarette. yet i may always keep a pack. for our Augustus.

Any additional comments?

just a very deep, and sincere "thank you" to John Green for sharing this part of his soul with the world, you made an impact on so many, and that makes a difference. and to Kate Rudd for drawing life into the story and putting your heart into this reading. you are amazing.

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Loved It

This story was charming, loving, funny, and sad all In one. This was the best Kate Rudd narration I've listened to. I've listened to 3 others. The narration was right on. I felt that John Green went a little overboard with his handling of the Dutch author (don't want to do a spoiler), but overall, I've read it twice now. I fell in love with the characters from the start. I would highly recommend this book.

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You forget how uplifting a love story can be!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was beautifully narrated, and a poignant story that anyone would fine inspiring.

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

Her sense of timing, the cadence in which she delivers is spot on

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A Must Listen ☄️

Kate Rudd is such a good performer. I loved this book and John Green is one of my favorite writers.

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Beautiful story

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

It was easy to listen to. And the story was unique and unpredictable. Really liked the style of humour used in the face of such a serious illness/subject matter.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Liked them all, had no specific favourite.

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

I liked hearing the female and male voices read the particular parts.

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

Love story against all odds.

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  • Karen
  • Rochester, MI, United States
  • 09-16-14

An insite to the world of teenages facing death.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I like the writer, he made you feel that it was his experience too, not just his characters.
I have had cancer and it is scary, but I am twice the age of the characters, and my fears were different than what a teenage would face.

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

When the characters met and bonded over the book

What about Kate Rudd’s performance did you like?

I liked her voice and intonations.

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  • Patricia
  • Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
  • 09-11-14

Six out of five stars.

This book is magic. Hazel Grace and Augustus transcend their daily lives with cancer and form a special world of their own together. They are warm, genuine and intelligent. They remind me of fireflies shining in the dark enjoying the transience of the light to their fullest capacities.
Kate Rudd does a superb job of voicing Hazel Graze. Their is a subtlety to her tone that allows you to hear such things as gentle sarcasm which might be missed in the written word.
It has been a privilege to enter Hazel Grace's and Augustus' world and heartbreaking to leave it.

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Wonderfully Written

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

didn't read it in print

Who was your favorite character and why?

Gus because he shows her the depths of his love in cashing in his wish for her.

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

redundant question

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

yes

Any additional comments?

I've already listened to this book more times than any other book I've ever bought. The way the story is written, the emotions portrayed, the setting, the explanations of the disease process - it is all written to capture the imagination.