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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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  • B. Reid
  • Camas, WA, United States
  • 01-06-13

This wonderful story appealed to me on many levels

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

I was inspired by the courageous, rational, intelligent, and thoughtful ways in which the characters dealt with their challenges, experiences, and with each other. These are characters that you would like to be friends with, and to have with you during life's highs and lows.

Who was your favorite character and why?

That's a difficult choice to make because both Hazel and Augustus were so unique and special. I guess if forced to pick only one, I might claim Augustus as my favorite because of the persistent and witty ways in which he pursued and won Hazel's heart.

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

None before this. But her performance was so excellent that she has definitely won a place on my small list of favorites, right up there with Kate Reading.

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

I both laughed and cried. Because of my own personal challenges with cancer, I gained inspiration and ideas about dealing with them more bravely and positively. Even during this book's saddest moments, I found them to be more touching and tender than depressing.

Any additional comments?

I understand the tendency of many people to turn to religion for comfort and shelter from some of life's trials. I greatly appreciate John Green's rational, reasonable, and responsible treatment of the subjects of God and the afterlife. I think the concept of preservation of souls is lovely, and while I can't claim to share Augustus' belief in such a thing, I do derive some comfort from hoping that it may be true.

I think I will likely add to my Facebook list of favorite quotes Hazel's comment, "I'd always associated belief in heaven with, frankly, a kind of intellectual disengagement"

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  • DC
  • 12-31-12

More than a teen book!!!

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My daughter recommended this book to me - and I LOVE it. The story is the perfect mix of plausible and what we wish for, the characters are real and likeable, and the author's use of humor to cope with sadness makes this a favorite! The reader has a great delivery (though my daughter disagreed - she read the print version and "heard" something else in her head). Listen or read - it's a fantastic book!

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Adults will enjoy

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Its a beautiful story that doesn't shy away from tough existential questions or skirt around the topic of death. Despite the young adult category, I found it thoroughly enjoyable as an adult and will be reading more by the author. Can't recommend this enough. Keep some tissues close.

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  • Holly
  • SEDRO WOOLLEY, WA, United States
  • 12-29-12

Lovely Narration!

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

The narrator is absolutely wonderful.

What did you like best about this story?

It's definitely a tear jerker but it keep you giggling throughout.

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

Yes, and I did.

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LOVED IT!!

Really really well written- perfect voice for the reader!! AS soon as i finished i immediately started it again- i have never done this!!

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Insight into the really big questions

A complex novel dealing with life's big issue: death and dying from teenagers' POV.
The protagonists are brighter than the average adolescent and far more articulate than most adults...kudos to the author and the narrator for striking the right notes at the right time to deliver the message seamlessly.

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JUST FELL IN LOVE!!!!

This story is so beautiful and heart breaking. I fell in love with the three main characters. There was just so much to them, they were so well developed that they just grabbed you and didn't let you go.
The story was so well built that even when you knew what was going to happen it still breaks your heart.
Beautifully written! Five starts all the way!

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  • Taylor
  • New York, NY
  • 12-17-12

You'll cry, you'll laugh, you'll ask for more

This book by far is one of my favorites. I've read a lot of good reviews about it and the author, and decided to give it a go. Needless to say, I wasn't dissappointed at all.
The story is well written and relatable. I was sad to see it end.

Check it out, you'll love it.

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  • Rebecca
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • 12-05-12

Wow! What a story!

I know this is marketed as a "teen" book but it really opened up my eyes. This story displays the ups and downs, the tragedy, the reality that come with being a teen experiencing challenges. The "teen" view of their parents' struggles was very insightful. I'm gifting this book for Christmas, it was the captivating.

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Not just for teens.

Any additional comments?

Everyone should read this book because all of us are touched by cancer in some way. And, all of us want to love and be loved.

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  • MRS D BECKWITH
  • 06-05-15

Excellent!!!!

I found the book funny, romantic and a great love story. I cried laughed and found myself having lots of moments where I would just think of kids out there battling that horrible disease. I would recommend that people read it. I have already got two of my friend reading it and they can't put it down and nor could I! Great book!!

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  • Sarah
  • 05-23-15

Epic book, epic love story

I loved this book and loved how engrossed I became in the story. Amazingly beautiful.

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  • Kiki
  • 05-04-15

Hilarious and painful in equal measure

I listened to this in about four sittings, but having finished it, I'm left wishing I'd taken my time. The dialogue had me laughing out loud at some moments, filling up with tears at others. John Green and Kate Rudd are an excellent team.

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  • nanasheila
  • 05-04-15

Not as I expected

What would have made The Fault in Our Stars better?

Narrated by someone else with more feeling in their voice and less droning.

Has The Fault in Our Stars put you off other books in this genre?

No not really but I would definitely listen to the clip before buying another.

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

anyone with a more sympathetic and varied toned voice would have been easier to listen too, perhaps an American voice on par with June Barrie.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Fault in Our Stars?

None as they all seemed to flow with the story.

Any additional comments?

I am just very disappointed as This book was suggested as a good read.

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  • Mr. R. H. Barnes
  • 03-24-15

Great read - better than expected!

Thought this would be only enjoyable for teenage girls but have to say I really enjoyed it (as a man in my thirties). Thoroughly recommend this version in particular as performance from
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  • Sue Pascoe
  • 03-23-15

Love it!

Having known and lost people to cancer, this book has given me an insight into what it's like to be the person with cancer, appose to being an outsider looking in. It's hard to pick my favourite bit, but I guess the part where Anna gets told she going to Amsterdam. I didn't want this book to end. incredible!

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  • Ashleigh Marlow
  • 03-11-15

makes me realise how presious life is

made me count my blessings and realise that you are only here for a while

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  • Rebecca Nixon
  • 02-26-15

Beautifully written

Wow! What a beautifully written story that brought tears to my eyes in places. I became hooked and could not wait to listen what happened next. What courageous characters! I wanted to read this before I watch the film. A truly wonderful read that puts life into perspective.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-26-15

love at its best.

lovely book, I felt everything Hazel talked about, I could imagine her love for Gus. It brought tears to my eyes

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  • Rukshana Quddus
  • 02-20-15

Emo

AMAZING!!! Such a beautiful story. Wish I was young again, so I could have my own Augustus Waters brains/funny