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 AudiobookStore.com.
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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