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  • Call of the American Wild

  • A Tenderfoot's Escape to Alaska
  • By: Guy Grieve
  • Narrated by: Steve West
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 636
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 577

Trapped in a job he hated and up to his neck in debt, Guy Grieve’s life was going nowhere. But with a stroke of luck, his dream of escaping it all to live in remote Alaska suddenly came true. Miles from the nearest human being and armed with only the most basic equipment, Guy built a log cabin from scratch and began carving a life for himself through fishing, hunting, and diligently avoiding bears. Packed with adventure, humor, and insight, this is the gripping story of an ordinary man learning the ways of the wild.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe not really kinda true?

  • By colleen on 06-01-13

really great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-09-16

this is the best book on eating beaver I've ever read definitely a must read

  • Guts

  • The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115

Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson’s story in Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Return, and Brian's Hunt: a stint as a volunteer emergency worker; the death that became the pilot’s death in Hatchet; plane crashes he’s seen; and his own near misses. He takes listeners on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, and how he met the moose who made it personal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting life....

  • By enidan on 03-29-19

Book for boys

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-08-15

Gary paulsen books are a must read for boys makes you want to be in the wilderness doing adventurous things

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