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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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    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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    Adam 04-25-16
    Adam 04-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I loved it"

    It was a bit hard to differ from the characters at times, but I loved it.

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    Erin Leigh 04-16-16
    Erin Leigh 04-16-16
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    "amazing book by se Hinton I would give it a 9\10"


    when Johnny killed Bob it was like he killed himself along with bob it felt like

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    kilementine 04-12-16
    kilementine 04-12-16
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    "Stay Gold Ponyboy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    One of my favorite books where I can listen in a day.


    What does Jim Fyfe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Emotion.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    You will have to read it for yourself!


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    Rafael 03-29-16
    Rafael 03-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this book was amazing."

    I loved it it was hard to finish over all was a book I actually sat down and read loved it

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    Moses 03-22-16
    Moses 03-22-16

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    "A Classic"

    The story was interesting and well written. Truly enjoyed it.

    The narrator was great.

    A classic that can be enjoyed by all. A bit of violence. However no sexual situations nor profanity.

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    Nicholas 03-17-16
    Nicholas 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It's Amazing"

    This book I enjoyed a lot.it is sad funny and so much more it's worth reading or listening to

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    Dahli 02-22-16
    Dahli 02-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of my favorite books"

    This is a great book. The narrator did a great job. This book was well written.

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    Eliana 02-16-16
    Eliana 02-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved this book! suprised me greatly! great book!!"

    loved it didn't struggle to finish at all! the narrators voice fits the books charector perfect!!

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