Regular price: $22.60

Free with 30-day trial
Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month
OR
In Cart

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 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?

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)

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    518
  • 4 Stars
    95
  • 3 Stars
    27
  • 2 Stars
    6
  • 1 Stars
    7

Performance

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    418
  • 4 Stars
    84
  • 3 Stars
    27
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    6

Story

  • 4.7 out of 5.0
  • 5 Stars
    437
  • 4 Stars
    72
  • 3 Stars
    16
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    2
Sort by:
  • Overall
  • Susan
  • Ventura, CA, USA
  • 07-20-09

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story
  • Armstrong
  • Abbott, TX, United States
  • 09-02-11

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

another beautiful piece from his wild Epix,.......

this man always writes great books about the wild I've always loved his work ever since I read Hatchet in school I was a Class Clown they didn't pay attention ever and always like to party but as soon as I started this book in class I couldn't stop it and after I read Brian's Winter I knew for sure the Gary Paulsen was something special....

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

it was a really good book.

it was a really good book, narrator was great. I went from chapter 1 to 18 in one day because I didn't want to stop listening. very good book. but read hatched first so this one makes sense.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

captivating in every way.

I have recently started this book series and have since found myself captivated. I struggle to express the amount of enjoyment I get by reading and listening to this series. I am excited for you to enjoy this series.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Very good read

This was a good book to listen to and we enjoyed it very very much

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

The way the book should have ended!

Great book for young readers or any age readers that enjoy the outdoor and survival! The Brian Robison series is amazing and Gary Paulson has such a way with words. Love this book and Hatchet too of course!

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Gary Paulsen is a genius

I love this book! The perfect companion for Hatchet and a wonderful conclusion to Brian's story.

  • Overall

This is awesome!

This is a good book for kids, its a good book for book projection s to.

  • Overall
  • Performance
  • Story

Amazing

I liked this book best of all of the Brian books. It is a great alternate ending for hatchet