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Hatchet Audiobook

Hatchet [Audiobook]

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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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    mya 08-16-16
    mya 08-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "loved it"

    Love love love love love love love love love love love love love loved it, amazing, outstanding, mind chasing.

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    alan christian 08-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Must read for children... And Dad!"

    Loved it! Truly a must read and also listen to. I also have read Brian's Hunt and it is just as good. Getting the rest of the series. I wish my dad had read them to me. Great adventure story. Any boy or girl who loves nature, the outdoors, adventure, survival, will love this. Should be required reading for all Cub Scouts. As a dad of 4 children, they will all hear this one with me, and I will enjoy it each time. Only thing I wish was left out was how many times "the secret" was talked about. Part of life I know, but still wish it had not been talked about as much as it was.... But nothing to stop this being a must read! Enjoy... Well worth the purchase.. The book should be read by children before listening.. Just like movies! Don't Rob them of their own imagination and personal experience reading it with you.

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    Reader Cinti, OH 08-12-16
    Reader Cinti, OH 08-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story of survival and self reliance."

    My daughter read this book for school and wanted to listen to it on audiobook. The entire family enjoyed the story. The reader did a nice job although we could have done without the background music that played on and off throughout the book for emphasis.

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    Sgt. Major P-Starr Vancouver, WA 08-08-16
    Sgt. Major P-Starr Vancouver, WA 08-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great book!"

    A classic from my childhood. The only thing I didn't like about the book was the random background music. It was unnecessary.

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    Amazon Customer 08-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Brian Roberson is a hero"

    Loved it. Brian was a fantastic character and he made a lasting impression on our 10 year old.

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    G. Belorusskiy 07-26-16
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    "Marvelous"

    With a story full of interesting twists and life threatening situations, it's impossible to keep from reading this book!

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    Kelly Baldwin 07-25-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great summertime listen!"

    I chose this book for the family to listen to on our summer vacation! Big hit with everyone, but especially the boys/man! Looks like I'll be buying The River for the return trip! Peter Coyote did a fantastic job with the narration! Thumbs way up all the way around!!

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    Wendy 07-23-16
    Wendy 07-23-16

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    "very enjoyable"

    My grade 5 students will enjoy reading, listening and discussing this text.They are learning English and having the Audible performance will heighten their learning. Thank you.

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    Cheng Z Vang 07-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Childhood favorite and still loving it!!"

    After all these years, reading/hearing this book still reignites my desires to go into the wild and try to "survive" out there with little to nothing at all.

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    damon 06-30-16
    damon 06-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Highly recommend!!!"

    I bought hatchet because we were going on a long trip, and I have 5 children. I love audio books and hoped it help time pass for the kids as we traveled. We all loved it and couldn't wait to turn it back on after we stopped for a break. We ended up buying the next 2 in the series and listened to all 3 on that trip. We're getting ready to start #4 and 5, and my wife and I are just as excited as the kids!!

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