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The Fault in Our Stars

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By:

Narrated By: Kate Rudd

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: January 2012

Duration: 7 hours 16 minutes


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. Praise for The Fault In Our Stars “A novel of life and death and the people caught in between, The Fault in Our Stars is John Green at his best. You laugh, you cry, and then you come back for more.” —?Markus Zusak, bestselling and Printz Honor–winning author of The Book Thief “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, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper and Sing You Home

“John Green writes incredible, honest truths about the secret, weird hearts of human beings. He makes me laugh and gasp at the beauty of a sentence or the twist of a tale. He is one of the best writers alive and I am seething with envy of his talent.”
— E. Lockhart, National Book Award Finalist and Printz Honor–winning author of The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and The Boyfriend List


  • Penny Ann Lupton

    5+++++stars Amazing book...Amazing narration. I absolutely can NOT stress in a review how much I loved this book! It’s almost impossible to find the words to explain to potential readers how I felt reading The Fault in Our Stars—or to write anything that will remotely do this story justice. I will admit that before I read this novel I was not a fan of male authors. It’s not that they can’t write as well as women, but I’ve always found that they write with less emotion. They are usually very descriptive, well written, and come up with interesting plots, but I’ve never felt emotionally engaged with a male author before—and that’s what I want in a book. So, for the most part I’ve avoided books written by men. Still, I heard so many great things about this book that I thought I’d give it a shot, and John Green has shattered that belief into pieces. The man can definitely write, and he can write with emotion. Not only did he have me engaged, but he had me more emotionally invested than I’ve ever been in any other novel. I may have sobbed like a baby, but I won’t admit it ;) There is a quote in this book, “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.” Well, this is that book for me. I think everyone should read it. The genre is inconsequential. It doesn’t matter if you prefer mystery or you don’t like young adult or romance, it’s just an amazingly brilliant story that everyone with a heart who loves someone will enjoy. I’m not even going to talk about the characters because they are all perfect—not perfect in the way you think, but perfect for the story. The characters have flaws, some of them fatal—or as John Green writes; they have a hamartia (which I’ll admit I’m glad he defined because I had no idea what it meant). What a refreshing change to read about characters that aren’t perfect. I have only one complaint about this novel, which isn’t so much a complaint as it is a backhanded compliment. John Green has a talent for writing that made it impossible for me to believe the point of view came from a sixteen year old girl. It reminded me of listening to the characters in Dawson’s Creek. Most teenagers do not have the vocabulary he uses, and many can’t tell you what a metaphor is let alone apply them so aptly. He is one of the most well written authors I’ve ever read, and while it’s really nice to read I knew they were not the words of a sixteen year old girl. Even so, I wouldn’t change one single thing about this book—believability or not.