©1967 S.E. Hinton; (P)1988 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
My fourteen year old son kept urging me to get this book after reading it in school. I initially got it simply to support and encourage his reading habit. The book grabbed me from the beginning and never bogged down. I recommend it to ALL teenagers and see no reason why any adult wouldn't like it as well. Great story, well narrated.
What a great story. Stories should be told and passed down through generations. This is one of those that every human in any country in any language can relate to. Hinton tells this story very well. It's about growing up and dealing with some of the problems we all had.
This book should be on the "must read" list for every young person in our country.
I remember reading this book in school, many years ago - so when my son brought it home to read as english 8 homework, I decidied to download it one evening so that we could discuss it together after he finished reading it. It's a great story for many reasons - the class differences and similarities are very well detailed. The main character is very captivating in the book and is easy to lissen to as an audible book. It's hard to stop listening - luckily it's not a long book.
Great audio book. However, I had the same problem as the previous reviewer. The chapters DO NOT MATCH. Chapter 4 begins half way through chapter three etc...Not good if you use in classroom where you have to select a specific chapter.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
The story is short which in my opinion blends every moment together. A perfect listen.
Johnny and Soda: Because of their kindness.
A painful beauty
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I'm an 8th grade Language Arts teacher and I usually read the narration for books or stories to my classes. I feel I can do a better job than the taped narrations I have access to. In this case, I heard a sample of Mr. Fyfe's narration for 'The Outsiders' and I was sold. He has an amazing capacity to capture numerous different voices and I'm hoping to find another book that he has narrated and that I can use for my 8th graders.-Andrew Kornfeld
Duncan Middle School, Palm Beach gardens, Florida
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A great movie and a great audio book as well. Loved the story and I especially loved the narrator as well. Two thumbs up and highly recommended to all who is or once was a teenager!
This audio book does not follow the print book! I bought this to play for my 7th grade literature class, but the chapters listed on my ipod did not match what the narrator was reading! I would select chapter 7, and when the narrator read it said "Chapter 9" !
I got this book because I watched the movie many times so i was familiar with the story. I loved this it plays out closely to the movie I watched many times though the details on the book were great it actually to me makes the movie enjoyable knowing all the details and easter eggs the director put in the movie. definitely recommend this once i hit play i didn't stop it till it was over.
the part in the drive in is such a important part to the story line. who would think talking to a couple of girls would make such life altering events take place.
the moment Johnny dies makes you want to scream dramatic why. then followed by Dallas committing a suicidal actions could tare at your heart even more realizing he was lost when his friend the only one who cared for him passed causing him to be so drastic because he could cope with the loss.
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