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