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.
"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)
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.
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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.
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
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.
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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