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Publisher's Summary

In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions 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?

Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure.

©1996 Gary Paulsen (P)1996 Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Paulsen at his best." ( Booklist)
"Breathtaking....mesmerizing. ( School Library Journal)
"Paulsen crafts a companion/sequel to Hatchet containing many of its same pleasures....Read together, the two books make his finest tale of survival yet." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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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 all the great lessons 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.

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My favorite of the Brian saga books!

LOVED IT!! Read this after Hatchet, even though it's 3rd in series. You'll be happy!

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Great Story

This is my favorite book from my childhood and I still love it. I recently read it to my kids and they loved it as well.

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great book. my favorite

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Awesome book, decent reader

Hatchet was so awesome that I had to hear this sequel. At first I thought it was weird that it was an alternate ending to Hatchet, but in the end I enjoyed it even more. The high detail of how Brian learned to survive was realistic and fun. You get a sense of how much the character had changed since the beginning of hatchet, so it's kind of a coming of age book. Anyone that dreams of living off the land will enjoy this. The reader was pretty good too.

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Great Survival Story

As a fan of watching survival shows, the writing in this story really holds true to what I've viewed.

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Better than Hatchet!

I honestly loved this book more than the original Hatchet! I really like the survival skills that Brian had to employ more than the surviving found in Hatchet. i may be partial as I grew up loving survival shows and books. Still think the performance with the music in the background helped in telling the story as it did in Hatchet!

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Excellent narration!

this is another Gary Paulsen great! completely worth the read independently, or after you've read Hatchet and/or The River.

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Probably the best book I have ever heard

This is, in my opinion, the best book in the series, and I have heard it at least over 50 times and enjoy it the same every time. So if you are wondering about listening ide recommend it ten out of ten times.

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Perfect for Children and Teens

An excellent primer for beginner survival or just a good read about a boy that is a good traditional role-model for perseverance. Don't skip this one. Too many modern books might betray you; this one does not.