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Rumble Fish Audiobook

Rumble Fish

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Publisher's Summary

Rusty-James wants to be just like his big brother, the Motorcycle Boy. He wants to be the toughest streetfighter on this side of the city, to keep his cool when things get dangerous, and to laugh when gang members challenge him to fight. Rusty-James isn't book-smart; he depends on his fists more often than his brains. So far, the Motorcycle Boy has bailed him out when his fists have gotten him into trouble.

But one night when Rusty-James ventures out of his neighborhood turf, his world is shattered by an explosive chain of events. And this time, the Motorcycle Boy isn't around to pick up the pieces.

©1975 S. E. Hinton (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC

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    mel g durant, ok 11-17-17
    mel g durant, ok 11-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "not a big fan"

    basically only listened to book so I could help the kid with his English. I didn't really enjoy it. Not sure why it is considered a new classic

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    Audra L Duvall Las Vegas, NV, US 06-23-17
    Audra L Duvall Las Vegas, NV, US 06-23-17
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    "best summer school book for middle and high"

    The absolute best book for Las Vegas MS/HS summer school teaching... all enjoyed!!! teacher too!!!

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    kevin gmiter 02-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Rumble flat"

    The reader was flat,little emotion and made the great story s.e. Hinton wrote crappy and I love s.e. Hinton books

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    Lee R 11-23-16
    Lee R 11-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wrong Performer for this story"

    While Rumble Fish isn't my favorite SE Hinton book it is one I have enjoyed since childhood. The story is not your usual coming of age tale and Hinton write her characters quite well. You can easily relate in some way or another to Rusty James and his odd relationship with his brother 'the Motorcycle Boy'.

    I think that the choice of Tom Stechschulte as performer for this audio was pretty far off base. This story is told from the viewpoint of a 14yo boy and Stechschulte has a much older voice. Also, his halting speech and oddly timed breaks in the middle of sentences throws the story off quite a bit. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it as much as I once did were it more appropriately cast.

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    Joshua J. Fonzi FL, USA 06-10-16
    Joshua J. Fonzi FL, USA 06-10-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Not the Outsiders by any means"

    Narrator appeared to have a learning disability. Story was equally stunted and drooling. Avoid it.

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