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Hatchet Audiobook

Hatchet [Audiobook]

Newbery Award-winner Gary Paulsen's best-known book comes to audio in this breathless, heart-gripping drama about a boy pitted against the wilderness with only a hatchet and a will to live. On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.
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Publisher's Summary

Newbery Award-winner Gary Paulsen's best-known book comes to audio in this breathless, heart-gripping drama about a boy pitted against the wilderness with only a hatchet and a will to live.

On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.

More than a survival story, Hatchet is a tale of tough decisions. When all is stripped down to the barest essentials, Brian discovers some stark and simple truths. Self-pity doesn't work. Despair doesn't work. And if Brian is to survive physically as well as mentally, he must discover courage.

©1992 Gary Paulsen; (P)1992 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"A dramatic, heart-stopping story." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Glenn 04-27-16
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    "NOT HAPPY"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    the story is exceptional. I use it in my English classes.
    I DO NOT LIKE how slow it is to buffer and fast forward to other sections. It is very frustrating


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    Belinda V. Guillory 04-12-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Survival skills"

    My 6th grade students loved the narration and didn't want me to read any longer.

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    Aviana Hijar 04-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book! listened to it because my son read it!"

    great listen for young boys! I listened to it after my son read it in his 3rd grade class. there is ONE part where the main character contemplates suicide but the author redirects it to show the reader how to learn from thoughts like that and that they are weak minded and useless. it also portrays self pity as useless and I think it's a good book to teach good life lessons with a very captivating story. parents should read it first to see if they are comfortable with the suicide part though.

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    malik 04-07-16
    malik 04-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful"

    This book was amazing. I am intrigued by Gary Paulsen and his work. I honestly dislike reading but he brings adventure and nature into all his books. This is the only reason I read. Almost ever book I must read is written by him. So I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves nature at its finest and worse. Enjoy!!!

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    Amazon Customer 03-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good read"

    makes you wonder how and if you would survive a disaster if you had to.

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    RENEE 03-08-16
    RENEE 03-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    loved it no offense didn't like the ending do great job and the book is very enjoyable

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    RVB 02-08-16
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    "Exciting story"

    Great story for young adventurers. A little bit hair raising, but mostly inspiring and a good ending. Loved it.

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    Sher from Provo Utah 01-19-16
    Sher from Provo Utah 01-19-16 Member Since 2015

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    "My favorite Paulsen book"

    Although Paulsen's books are directed at young boys, I do enjoy reading them on occasion. This is my favorite Paulsen book and recommend it to everyone, really, but especially young men.

    Peter Coyote did a good job with the narration.

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    MurphySantos 01-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great for a family road trip"

    Kids will love listening to this action survival story. My boys 11-14 couldn't wait to hear more and the story line kept them interested.

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    Bradley W. Base Augusta, KS United States 01-01-16
    Bradley W. Base Augusta, KS United States 01-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Adventurous and exciting"

    Read this book it is the best book you'll ever read. If you want to read an awesome book I suggest you read this book.

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