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Brian's Winter Audiobook

Brian's Winter

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Publisher's Summary

In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if Brian hadn't been rescued? What if he had been left to face his deadliest enemy - winter?

Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure.

©1996 Gary Paulsen; (P)1996 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Paulsen at his best." (Booklist)
"Breathtaking....mesmerizing. (School Library Journal)
"Paulsen crafts a companion/sequel to Hatchet containing many of its same pleasures....Read together, the two books make his finest tale of survival yet." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    Susan Ventura, CA, USA 07-20-09
    Susan Ventura, CA, USA 07-20-09
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    "Wonderful survival tale!"

    As I listened to "Hatchet" I thought that Brian just barely survived then I listened to "Brian's Winter," and I couldn't believe all the great lessons in dealing with nature in winter as well as life's problems and our own attitudes. This series gives many life lessons that I'll keep with me always. I loved the story and the narration and heartedly recommend this wonderful audio book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Armstrong Abbott, TX, United States 09-02-11
    Armstrong Abbott, TX, United States 09-02-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Awesome book, decent reader"

    Hatchet was so awesome that I had to hear this sequel. At first I thought it was weird that it was an alternate ending to Hatchet, but in the end I enjoyed it even more. The high detail of how Brian learned to survive was realistic and fun. You get a sense of how much the character had changed since the beginning of hatchet, so it's kind of a coming of age book. Anyone that dreams of living off the land will enjoy this. The reader was pretty good too.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Denise 11-09-16
    Denise 11-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    awesome book. and the narrator was phenomenal. will be. buying more of gary Paulsen's books

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    CP4615 10-13-16
    CP4615 10-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I really liked it it was amazing"

    I absolutely loved it, it was overall a good book I would suggest this to anyone who loves books

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    Jennifer 09-05-16
    Jennifer 09-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Goooooooood"

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    Bryce Odell 07-27-16
    Bryce Odell 07-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love this series"

    Love the survival isolation topic of the books. The story is told in such a great way. And the narrator, Mr. Coyote, brings it alive. I think he sounds a little bit like Bill Murry

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    Luke 03-20-16
    Luke 03-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it!"

    good it was like someone was telling me about something that happened to him. Love

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    Harmun Singh 01-31-16 Member Since 2013
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    "short and sweet!"

    I loved how quick and easy it is to marathon through this series. it's one of my favorite children's series, and I am just about to start on the next book.

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    Tradskin77 01-10-16
    Tradskin77 01-10-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Ugh, the music!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I have loved Gary Paulsen books since I was growing up and am enjoying alternately reading and listening to them with my own children now. We enjoyed "Brian's Winter", but the music embedded in the story was horrible and distracting. I'm sure that it was supposed to enhance the listening experience, but instead the music makes it hard to hear the narration.


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    Kreebler 11-04-15
    Kreebler 11-04-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great idea!"

    I love it that Paulsen was willing to break the rules and change history so that we could finally learn if Brian would have been able to survive his first winter.

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