The Fault in Our Stars

  • by John Green
  • Narrated by Kate Rudd
  • 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Now a major teen movie, The Fault in Our Stars is an audiobook by the bestselling author John Green about Hazel Grace, a young woman with terminal cancer. When she joins a Cancer Kid Support Group, she meets Augustus Waters, a handsome teenager also suffering from a cancer that will eventually kill him, and the two fall in love. Hugely popular with teens and adults alike, The Fault in Our Stars is a funny, poignant and beautiful tale about love, living and dying, which has taken the reading and film-going worlds by storm. Get it at Audible.

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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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CHANGED MY LIFE!

I hated books. Let me rephrase this I HATED BOOKS FOREVER. So I found this app on the App Store and I got the Fault In Our Stars. From that point MY VIEWS ON BOOKS CHANGED! This book is just so immersive and emotional. It just made me be Hazel or any other character.I like the way that in this story the male character is not the hero but in fact the victim and that just brings a whole new perspective into the book. I really don't know what to say to be honest it's that good.
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Bittersweet, but quite similar to others in genre

There seems to be rave reviews for this book and its counterpart film, and while I understand that it is tragic I just feel I've read similar novels in the past.

The tone resembles My Sister's Keeper in many ways, written in the perspective of teenagers suffering from cancer and attempting to lead as normal a life as possible. And while it's sweet and sad, I just don't feel it was written that spectacularly. The story content is important, but the writing falls a little short - but I'm assuming that as this is more for young adults, it is geared in this way as well.

And I may sound completely heartless but the build-up to the reveal was overdone, and the ending was drawn out for far too long that it was an anti-climax. That could be the author's intention to make death seem as if a passing ship. A little disappointed overall.
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- Suswati

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2012
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio