This started out being a entertainment for a road trip and turned into a highlight of our weekend away. My mind kept going back to the movie "Castaway..Show More »" with Tom Hanks. The way such a young boy finds strength in himself, against all odds, is absolutely inspiring.
It's amazing how much intensity is crammed into the two and a half hours of this audio. Defiantly worth listening to, but Hatchet should be read firs..Show More »t. I recommend this not only for kids but adults too. I had the first book Hatchet as one of my book club book for the month and it was a hit. Everybody liked it including my 11 year old son. Narration is good but the music at the beginning was a bit distracting, it went on for over 10 mins and then in between each chapter.
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..Show More » 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.