I would not consider it better. The audio enhances the experience. The narrator does an awesome job! My students did not like it when we had to pause for the day.
There was no favorite because he did a great job with all of them.
Among the best. Not only the story but the performance. Kept three classes of seventh grade students glued to the pages listening and following along. Thank you!
My seventh graders loved the book from the opening page until the end. Lots to love.
Ponyboy. But he does a great job with all of the characters. Subtle but evident changes to his voice makes it an enjoyable listen.
Many of them - don't want to spoil anything for anyone.
I'm thankful Audible allowed me to play this for my seventh grade class to listen to as we followed along in our books. The kids couldn't wait to get in to my class to get to the next chapter. I think Jim Fyfe did an exceptional job which completely transfixed my students and really enhanced the book in so many ways.
The characters and the telling.
A classic that deserves the status. I bought this to listen to with my 11 and 13 yo sons and found we had plenty to talk about after listening. A good story from beginning to end.
great story line
pony boy of course! who hasnt been in a crowd and been a lil different from your friends? But thats what makes us all special!
The narrator was a little anoying, his whiny voice!!! Augh!
it is a great book none the less, I recomend it highly!
I've been reading and/or teaching this book since it came out in the 70ies. It will be one I keep on my phone so I can listen to parts of it in the car any time I want
Firts one for me but it was great.
The saying stay gold ponyboy.
Audible is great for children with learning disabilities.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience all over again, and got to introduce this timeless coming of age story to my children just as they're embarking on young-adulthood themselves.
This audio book does not follow the print book! I bought this to play for my 7th grade literature class, but the chapters listed on my ipod did not match what the narrator was reading! I would select chapter 7, and when the narrator read it said "Chapter 9" !
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yes. I vaguely remember reading this book in middle school. It helps to hear it read by someone who sounds like the characters in the book.
I just achieved App Scholar!! 1000 hours in 1 yr 7 mo and 10 days!!! I never thought I would make it this far!! Thanks Audible
I love the movie I've seen it a 100 times so I bought the book. The book is almost the same as the movie,but the end is a little different. After the brawl it goes in to the court case to keep all three brother together. The movie starts off by Ponyboy reading about what happens. In the book at the end Ponyboy has to write a paper to pass a class. So at the end he writes the paper and tells what happens,how hard it is to be a teenager without parents. This is a great book and movie read and watch both!!