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Author: John Green Narrator: Kate Rudd Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781455869909
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The Fault in Our Stars, now available as an audiobook, was originally written as a young adult novel but quickly rose to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. In February 2012 the film rights for the book were optioned by Fox.

This is the story of 16 year-old Hazel Grace Lancaster, who was diagnosed with terminal thyroid cancer at the age of thirteen. Hazel sleeps in an oxygen tent at night and carries a portable oxygen tank with her wherever she goes. Her main concern in life is what will happen to her parents after she dies: Hazel is an only child and her parents’ life revolves around her.

While attending a young cancer patient support group--at her mother’s insistence—Hazel meets Augustus (Gus) Waters, a 17 year-old fellow patient who has had his leg amputated. Hesitant, cautious, unsure...the two fall in love.

Gus and Hazel are young and naïve in matters of romance, but this is no puppy-love story. In facing their own mortality, both of these young persons have gained a particular wisdom that makes their lives—and relationship—both easier and more difficult.

John Green is the New York Times bestselling author of Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, and Paper Towns. Green received a Michael L. Printz Award in 2006 and an Edgar Award in 2009. He has been a finalist two times for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

The title of the book, according to Green, was inspired by Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings."

Narrated by Kate Rudd, the audiobook runs seven hours and fourteen minutes, and is available for download here at

Winner of the 2013 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production

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.

TODAY Book Club pick
TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012

#1 New York Times Bestseller
#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
#1 USA Today Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
#1 Indie Bestseller

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a love story, but it is also a book by John Green…And it is written in his signature tone, a blend of melancholy, sweet, philosophical and funny…He shows us true love—two teenagers helping and accepting each other through the most humiliating physical and emotional ordeals—and it is far more romantic than any sunset on the beach.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “John Green deftly mixes the profound and the quotidian in this tough, touching valentine to the human spirit. Green neither romanticizes illness nor sentimentalizes loss but brings readers into the hearts and minds of two teens pondering life, death, love, and the strange beauty of a universe.”

    Washington Post

  • “Smart, witty, profoundly sad, and full of questions worth asking, even those like ‘Why me?’ that have no answer.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Once again Green offers a well-developed cast of characters capable of both reflective thought and hilarious dialogue. With his trademark humor, lovable parents, and exploration of big-time challenges, The Fault in Our Stars is an achingly beautiful story about life and loss.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Green’s signature style shines: His carefully structured dialogue and razor-sharp characters brim with genuine intellect, humor, and desire. He takes on Big Questions that might feel heavy handed in the words of any other author…Then he deftly parries them with humor…Dog-earing of pages will no doubt ensue. Green seamlessly bridges the gap between the present and the existential, and readers will need more than one box of tissues to make it through Hazel and Gus’ poignant journey.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Green is unflinchingly honest, bitterly real, and as witty as ever..I couldn’t put it down. Make sure you have a box of tissues and a few hours handy to curl up and read this unusual literary take on adolescence!”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A 2012 Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book for Teens
  • Selected for the Winter 2011 Indie Next List for Teens
  • A #1 Time Magazine Best Book of 2012 for Fiction
  • A 2014 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee
  • A 2012 Barnes & Noble Best Book for Teens
  • A 2012 USA Today Best Book
  • Winner of the 2013 ALA Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audio Production
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2012
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • A 2012 New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • Winner of the 2013 Audie Award for Teen Fiction
  • A 2012 Kansas City Star Top 100 Book for Fiction
  • A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction
  • A 2014 Beehive Award Nominee for Young Adult Fiction
  • Winner of the 2013 Indies Choice Book Award for Young Adult Fiction
  • A 2013 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize Finalist for Children's Fiction
  • A 2014 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee, Ages 12 & Up
  • A 2014 Grand Canyon Reader Award Recommendation for Teens

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/4/2018

    " This one is hard to put down. This book was suggested by several friends and even though it was written for young adults, I really enjoyed it. Young love + terminal illness = Tragic love story with tears, but still a great book. Hazel Lancaster is a beautiful character and Augustus Waters is a comical, gentleman. Sweet characters and great plot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Verne | 2/10/2014

    " Although it's not my favorite John Green book, I agree that it is his best and most ambitious work so far. I like how he wrote from the point of view of a girl, for a change, and that was really enjoyable for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 2/8/2014

    " Absolutely stunning. I can't get over how many emotions I've experienced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 appl3s | 1/31/2014

    " I originally bought this book for my daughter. -I happened to pick it up one afternoon and couldn't put it down. Good story. The characters were likable and even though I thought I was going to cry, I made it through without a tear. Ha. Good book for young adults, not too 'grown'... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronika | 1/26/2014

    " I laughed and I cried (so much) and it made me think of my parents and my brother and all my life choices. This is one of those books that leaves a mark on you like only a really good book can. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna | 1/18/2014

    " cried my eyes out. it will break your heart. read it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aly | 1/16/2014

    " Its such a sad storyline but somehow it is a funny book as the main character (Hazel) is humorous by nature. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mafer | 1/9/2014

    " Best book i have ever read, it makes you cry if you dont you dont have a heart "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anj | 1/5/2014

    " I just sobbed myself into oblivion when I finished the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmy | 12/26/2013

    " This book is just so heavy and so amazing and so...something else, that there needs to be more stars to give it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Atika | 12/20/2013

    " I'm a roller coaster that only goes up, my friends "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/16/2013

    " Well written, but I hate it when books make me cry. It is a total tear jerker. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 12/4/2013

    " Started & finished today. I laughed and cried. Easy good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evelyn | 9/13/2013

    " Never thought it was possible to cry for a book like this. Heartbreaking and unbelievably lovable. An easy read that you won't forget. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/21/2013

    " One of the most beautiful books I have read! A master piece "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra | 1/4/2013

    " Being young, beautiful, in love and slowly dying... Great book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 8/5/2012

    " Not just for young adults. Was recommended to me by a friend who read it on the recommendation of her teenage daughter. And when I finished it, I passed it along to my teen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellie | 5/19/2012

    " I love this book. It is amazing but REALLY sad "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scout | 4/6/2012

    " I loved this book. It was a beautifully depressing love story. I sobbed through the last thirteen or so chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny | 3/23/2012

    " Every time I pick up a new book I'm hoping it'll be as mesmerizing as "The Fault of our Stars" just was for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 3/20/2012

    " It was an amazing and beautiful read. But so sad, I could barely read the last few chapters without bursting into tears. "

About the Author

John Green is an award-winning author of several books, including New York Times bestselling Looking for Alaska. His man accolades include the Printz Medal, a Printz Honor, and the Edgar Award. He has twice been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was selected by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

About the Narrator

Kate Rudd, actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.