This may be nostalgia talking, but I consider The Outsiders a true classic. I read this book in high school; now after 20 years I have listened to the audio book and still find it to be an amazing story. A few things, like the language, may seem a little dated, but overall it's a great book. Very few books are able to dynamically describe the troubles of teenagers, The Outsiders does this in a vivid thought provoking way. Although the book was obviously written with a teenage audience in mind I believe adults will find value in it as well. You can also check out the movie with its all star cast.
I thought that the reading was a little slow but then I turned up the speed and it was perfect. Narrator does a good job giving the different character distinguishing voices.
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I listened to this today as I was running errands because my daughter is reading it. The narration was a little heavy handed on the accents and goofiness of the "gang's" voices, but the story is still lovely and brilliant.