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  • I Can't Make This Up

  • Life Lessons
  • By: Neil Strauss - contributor, Kevin Hart
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hart
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,394
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 35,077
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34,910

Superstar comedian and Hollywood box-office star Kevin Hart turns his immense talent to the written word by writing some words. Some of those words include: the, a, for, above, and even even. Put them together and you have the funniest, most heartfelt, and most inspirational memoir on survival, success, and the importance of believing in yourself since Old Yeller.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I never give anything 5 stars but in this case...

  • By Marlana Crews on 07-12-17

Wow!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-10-17

Awesome to listen to Kevin Hart reading his very own book! Very very entertaining listen!

  • Full Dark, No Stars

  • By: Stephen King
  • Narrated by: Craig Wasson, Jessica Hecht
  • Length: 14 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,070
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,427
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,421

"I believe there is another man inside every man, a stranger...." writes Wilfred Leland James in the early pages of the riveting confession that makes up "1922", the first in this pitch-black quartet of mesmerizing tales from Stephen King. For James, that stranger is awakened when his wife, Arlette, proposes selling off the family homestead and moving to Omaha, setting in motion a gruesome train of murder and madness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Eerie, honest, frightening!

  • By 9S on 01-15-11

Terrific book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-13-17

From start to finish, a fantastic book full of suspenseful stories. Can't wait for another.

  • 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

I've always wondered if hatchet had any backstory.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

Much detail about the author and how his life created the idea for Hatchet. Fantastic!

  • Brian's Hunt

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
  • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 358
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Yes!

  • By Vos H on 11-30-17

great book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-17

I enjoyed this story of Brian nearly as much as I did reading Hatchet.

  • Brian's Return

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 460
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 397

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • i only wish this wasn't the end

  • By Lindsay jessee on 07-16-17

Can't get enough of Gary Paulson

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Yet, another fantastic story of Brian. I can't seem to get enough of Paulson's stories.

  • Brian's Winter

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Richard Thomas
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 886
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 883

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?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Wonderful survival tale!

  • By Susan on 07-20-09

I must listen to more

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-31-17

Just as Hatchet, and The River, an absolutely fantastic story. I've grown attached to Brian.

  • The River

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 923
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 918

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Terrific!!

  • By RavenKane on 05-29-17

Terrific!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

Loved this book! I had no idea there was a sequel to Hatchet. Simply great!

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  • Hatchet

  • By: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,856
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,871

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Outstanding!

  • By Raquel Aceves-Mittman on 02-14-12

Fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

Fantastic story. Easily one of my favorites. I would read it again. very good story