©1967 S.E. Hinton; (P)1988 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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.
It would rate very high with me.
P because Ponyboy because I can relate to him.
When Poneyboy and Johnny were rescuing the kids out of the church as it burned.
yes I couldn't put it down!
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.
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.
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