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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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    Carmen 02-22-17
    Carmen 02-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This is a great book for you readers"

    This book is more about survival and a will to live regardless of what life and challenges he faced in the wilderness. Young readers interested in drama and survival should certainly ready this book. I would also say it's a great read for the short chapters and they way the author portrays the characters feelings is gripping. I bought the book for my son's book report and decided to buy the audible version to get the feel of emotion through the narrator's voice.

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    jared 02-18-17
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    "Love this book."

    Brought back a lot of memories from when I read this in my younger years.

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    W. J. Roberts 02-15-17
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    "Great book to listen to with your kids!"

    Fun, easy book, with some great lessons in life and survival. I can't believe I didn't read this for my English class 15 years ago!

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    Megan 01-22-17
    Megan 01-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "imaginitive, exhilarating, wonderful"

    Absolutely one of my favorite books but was made even better by the narrator and slight background music that puts you there with brian. couldn't stop listening until I had finished! My favorite part would be when Brian sucks down raw turtle shells!

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    Deborah Root 01-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great riveting story"

    My son and I read this together and really enjoyed it, got us thinking!

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    Ron 01-13-17
    Ron 01-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "background music?"

    couldn't stand the background, impending doom music. threw the whole experience off. overall was a good story though.

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    Jason 01-04-17
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    "Great read. Even at 40yrs old."

    Makes it seem like anything is possible when leaving in the forest.
    Thumbs up to Narrator Peter Coyote!

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    william 01-03-17
    william 01-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "amazing book, you won't just read it once"

    a truly amazing book, you won't just read it once and you won't regret reading it

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    Kenneth Dooley WAUKESHA, WI, US 01-02-17
    Kenneth Dooley WAUKESHA, WI, US 01-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome family book!"

    We listened to this book on a road trip and we all loved it! Perfect for ages 9 and up!

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    dallastx 01-02-17
    dallastx 01-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Life Changing."

    This book changed the way I look at life. I never realized how different the outdoors were until I read the book. The narrator was incredible. His voice helped the tone of the book be its best. I loved the fact that there was background music, it really kept me interested. This book changed the way I look at the world. Thank you, Gary Paulsen, for writing such an amazing book! I can't wait to read the sequel, The River.

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