Hatchet
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  • 1
    Hatchet | Gary Paulsen

    Hatchet

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    Survival Story for Grades 5 or 6 through 8.

    This is a story about a young boy, aged about 12, whose parents are divorcing. He is on his way to visit his father in the Canadian wilderness when a..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2006 by Teacher / music lover / book lover (Winston Salem, NC, United States)
  • 2
    The River | Gary Paulsen

    The River

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for 54 days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived. Now the government wants him to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive. Soon the project backfires, though, leaving Brian with a wounded partner and a long river to navigate. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport the injured man a hundred miles downstream to a trading post - if the map he has is accurate.

    10 y.o. boy gives 2 thumbs up

    10 y.o.: Yes, it was great. Read/listen to Hatchet first.
    Mom: A great listen in the car for the whole family. A little harrowing with clear dang..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 24 2013 by Christine (Hoffman Estates, IL, United States)
  • 3
    Brian's Winter | Gary Paulsen

    Brian's Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Richard Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of readers know, he was rescued at the end of the summer. But what if Brian hadn't been rescued? What if he had been left to face his deadliest enemy - winter?

    Wonderful survival tale!

    As I listened to "Hatchet" I thought that Brian just barely survived then I listened to "Brian's Winter," and I couldn't believe a..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2009 by Susan (Ventura, CA, USA)
  • 4
    Brian's Return | Gary Paulsen

    Brian's Return

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (154)
    Performance
    (133)
    Story
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    As millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, and Brian's Winter know, Brian Robeson survived alone in the wilderness by finding solutions to extraordinary challenges. But now that's he's back in civilization, he can't find a way to make sense of high school life. He feels disconnected, more isolated than he did alone in the North. The only answer is to return-to "go back in"-for only in the wilderness can Brian discover his true path in life, and where he belongs.

    Awesome

    I love being able to listen to any book. Much easier to stay focused. This app does a great job

    Reviewed on August 17 2016 by Eric A Jankowski ()
  • 5
    Brian's Hunt | Gary Paulsen

    Brian's Hunt

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
    Performance
    (124)
    Story
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    Millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, and Brian’s Return know that Brian Robeson is at home in the Canadian wilderness. He has stood up to the challenge of surviving alone in the woods. He prefers being on his own in the natural world to civilization. When Brian finds a dog one night, a dog that is wounded and whimpering, he senses danger. The dog is badly hurt, and as Brian cares for it, he worries about his Cree friends who live north of his camp. With his new companion at his side, and with a terrible, growing sense of unease, he sets out to learn what happened.

    Gary poison's books are the best

    READ this book it is the best you have to read this series hope you like the series

    Reviewed on April 25 2016 by Trina ()