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The Outsiders Audiobook

The Outsiders

Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect, until the night someone takes things too far.
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Ponyboy can count on his brothers. And on his friends. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up "greasers" like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect, until the night someone takes things too far.

©1967 S.E. Hinton; (P)1988 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Emma 12-29-15
    Emma 12-29-15
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    "Well done"

    This is my favorite book of all time. I even have "stay gold" tattooed on my wrist, so I'm pretty picky about this book. My one complaint is that the narrator made ask the characters sound like morons. As if they weren't intelligent at all, or have any difference in personality. Overall, it was pretty good.

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    Trina 11-22-15
    Trina 11-22-15
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    "I loved the man's voice as he read the story."
    Where does The Outsiders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It would rate very high with me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    P because Ponyboy because I can relate to him.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Poneyboy and Johnny were rescuing the kids out of the church as it burned.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes I couldn't put it down!


    Any additional comments?

    I am a Sign Language Specialist for a child in 8th Grade. I had never read this book but I am glad I spent the money and time to listen to it. My student isnt deaf but he is non verbal and has a hard time reading. I will be sharing this download with him and I am sure he will enjoy it.

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    Heather Nash 10-29-15
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    "BEST BOOK YET"

    This book is really good. It was sad yet happy at the same time.
    Favorite characters: Sodapop, and Jonny

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    Leland 10-22-15
    Leland 10-22-15
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    "A classic for youths or adults!"

    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.

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    Stacie Gaskill Oskaloosa, IA USA 09-06-15
    Stacie Gaskill Oskaloosa, IA USA 09-06-15 Member Since 2015

    college student

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    "Good Novel, good narration."

    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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    cincy pat 09-04-15
    cincy pat 09-04-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Parents should read worth kids"

    Nice story, great lessons, very good writing.
    Parents read worth your kids, lots of great lessons

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    Marquis 07-07-15
    Marquis 07-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Stayed golden"

    I've honestly loved this story through and through, such an impact to the heart strings

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    malisa ibarra 07-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "wonderful"

    wonderful story, well worth the listen. great narrator who really brought the story to life.

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    ELB 06-02-15
    ELB 06-02-15

    Suspense books that pass the Bechdel test

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    "Sentimental enjoyment"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 05-25-15
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    "great story"

    i love the story, i just thought it should be narrated by a boy and not a man...

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