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The Outsiders Audiobook

The Outsiders

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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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    EMRS 08-21-16
    EMRS 08-21-16
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    "Great story, terrible performance."
    What would have made The Outsiders better?

    I love this book - always have. I cannot bear listening to the narrator. The voices he gives the characters is terrible and drawling and just unbearable. I did not make it half way through before I had to stop listening.


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    lulu 08-19-16
    lulu 08-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Liked it A LOT"

    The book was very good! The narrator had good transition to what the characters sounded like and helped it go smooth.

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    Stephanie Chapuis 08-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    Good book. Its just read a little slow. Overall good book tho. Good characters good

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    Amazon Customer 08-13-16
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    "A great and powerful book"

    This is a 5 star book

    I loved it all
    I would recommend this to everyone
    This is a 5 star because it makes you realize the values in life and to stand together as people not just as sides

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    Pamela 08-08-16
    Pamela 08-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    I really liked it and recommend it for others to read! It's an easy read and fun!

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    B. Molina San Francisco, CA, USA 08-01-16
    B. Molina San Francisco, CA, USA 08-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Still my favorite young adult fiction"
    Where does The Outsiders rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've loved this book since I first read it as a child; hearing someone else read about Ponyboy, Johnny, Dally, and the others took me back to those first moments of discovering this incredible book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Outsiders?

    That moment when Dally is gunned down by police has always stunned me; even now, I hope that Dally won't commit suicide but it is such a brutally honest reality, especially given today's issues with young men of color and police. This book is still relevant today.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I've always loved that moment when Pony realizes that Darry does love him; he is just afraid of losing the only family he has left.


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

    Yes.


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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 06-10-16
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 06-10-16 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "USE YOUR HEAD"

    THEY'LL THINK I'M SOFT
    Susan Eloise writes a very entertaining book, which has inspired many a youth to read. It is amazing that it was written while she was in High School. She gets a lot of things right. I was in elementary school and junior high during the sixties. Being tough was very important and you never wanted to show weakness. I even remember having fist fights with friends, they were friends before the fight and they were friends after. It was part of growing up as a boy and proving yourself. Even losing was not that important, you just needed to prove you were not a coward.

    I WISH MY T-SHIRT WAS TIGHTER
    What she got wrong was the femininity she gave the main character. Not knowing who S.E. was while reading, I thought this book is going end up with the main character coming out of the closet. Boys did not look at other boys and think how good looking they were, which this character does often. Pony Boy also spent a lot of time examining his feelings and the feelings of others. He seemed more like a teenage girl. I also worry that it may glorify violence and crime. Susan makes it sound like stealing and hitting someone with a pipe are okay things. Having said that I still recommend the book, although you want to read it first before handing it over to your child and you probably should discuss it afterwards.

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    Tonja Jackson 05-24-16 Member Since 2014
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    "a great narration "

    I have read and watched The Outsiders several times over the years, but Fyfe does an extraordinary job with all the characters

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    Paul Lauren 05-19-16
    Paul Lauren 05-19-16
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    "A timeless classic! Every middle schooler's fave!"
    If you could sum up The Outsiders in three words, what would they be?

    Really raw writing - really good read!


    What other book might you compare The Outsiders to and why?

    It's so well conceived that it truly stands alone - the ultimate compliment in literature.


    Have you listened to any of Jim Fyfe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I'd gladly do so as he is a fine vocal talent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    As an urban inner city middle school teacher it's made me do both with thousands of teenagers for two plus decades. Hundreds of kids have routinely nicknamed each other after major characters from the book and they call each other by those pseudonyms twenty years after leaving my classroom - that exemplifies the power that this novel brings to the page - it is truly immersive - a page turner that brings out a true passion for the deep study of literary works.


    Any additional comments?

    Pick up a copy and read it, you will more than likely be drawn in so far that you'll find yourself reading it a second or third time either immediately or later in life. Additionally this is a rare occasion where the movie version follows the novel nearly line for line and launched the career of more than half a dozen truly block buster movie stars both male and female - if you watch closely, the author makes a cameo as well. This novel's title is The Outsiders but it is told from such an outstandingly detailed Insider's point of very that every page oozes with action, conflict and character development that it cannot be recommended highly enough for anyone thirteen and up. It contains language and many situations that make it inappropriate for preteens in the opinion of most Middle School Educators - Very Mature Content enclosed.

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    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 04-28-16
    anne Phoenix, AZ, United States 04-28-16 Member Since 2016

    I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!

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    "STAY GOLD PONYBOY...STAY GOLD!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would....I read this several times when I was a young girl...and saw the movie so many times...listening to this after 30 years was a real treat!


    What other book might you compare The Outsiders to and why?

    you cant compare this one....it is a classic...


    Have you listened to any of Jim Fyfe’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I would...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    They did...and it is and always will be a true classic!


    Any additional comments?

    This touched my heart just as much now as it did when I was 12yrs old..I had such a crush on Ponyboy Curtis, and posters of the character all over my room..I saw the movie at the drive in like 10 times and rented it on VHS every chance I got...Listening as an adult, I see a book about a boy with a golden heart...a story of survival, a beautifully tragic tale of friendship...and I loved it!!!!

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