This is a fantastic book but the audio version wasn't one of my favorites - I didn't like the occasional use of music, which telegraphed emotions I though the writing was capable of evoking without it. The narrator did a fine job, though, and the story is truly great.
This is a story for all ages and definitely a must for anyone who enjoys nature and survival. It is good for the kids and the grandkids, and great for me too! This aduible version is wonderful with Peter Coyote's narration!
My kids like to follow along in print with the audiobooks, and I love to pass along recordings to my kids teachers for them to use in the classroom, but there are no chapter markings.
I find the repetitivness of the descriptions to be somewhat distracting, but we have really enjoyed the story.
Paulsen is an amazing writer and his story captured the attention of my 9 year old son...which is not an easy thing to do!
It is much harder, it seems to find books for boys that do not include magic or sci fi. I love both but they do not interest my son. This book was much more realistic to a boy who is more impressed with a boy who can survive on his on with a hatchet than with a wand.
Good inflection and intonation.
It was definitely worth the listening time.
My only problem was that I thought I was purchasing the text as well as the audio. My son has dyslexia so we purchase books above his reading level with audio so that he can follow along. This gives him a higher interest level book and helps build his reading confidence. This was just the audio with no text. Totally my fault, but I wish there was a notice that said it was just audio.
I was disappointed with the piano background music. I could have done without it.
The actual story was fine.
I would do without the background music, and simply leave the narrator's voice. This would let his tone emphasize the words instead of having the terrible music.
Yes, it will hold the attention of the reader.
When Brian realized the pilot was dead.
Don't have a favorite scene.
No, not a particular moment. I liked the way the book sort of grabbed me and I could feel the change in Brian.
The book went silent 40 minutes into the recording. What a disapppointment for our road trip.
My 12-year-old stepson hates reading and has to read this for school. I've been struggling to find ways to get him to read with less of a struggle. He likes the idea of reading one night and listening the next night. I already own a paperback version and a kindle version of Hatchet and only ordered the audio version so he could switch between reading and listening. After ordering, I realized it doesn't have whispersync and he still won't be able to do both because it won't sync his place in the book between the two formats. This needs to have whispersync.