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Brian's Winter Audiobook

Brian's Winter

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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 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.

What the Critics Say

"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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    Susan Ventura, CA, USA 07-20-09
    Susan Ventura, CA, USA 07-20-09
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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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Armstrong Abbott, TX, United States 09-02-11
    Armstrong Abbott, TX, United States 09-02-11 Member Since 2011

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    08-12-17
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    "Wish it was still in the Curriculum."

    I wish it was still read it schools, this series is what got me into survival skills and everything I am interested in now aside from my interest in cars. I just want everyone to appreciate what they have, and through Paulsen's series, I am able to. Audible makes it so much easier, and i wish everyone would take an interest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 07-26-17
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    "Very Resilient"

    Great book Brian's Winter puts an end to questions you may have had about him trying to survive the winter instead of the summer (1st book). Very interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lunarchi Trenton, New Jersey 07-09-17
    lunarchi Trenton, New Jersey 07-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Survival Read"
    Any additional comments?

    After reading Hatchet, my grandson and I decided to skip The River, book 2 in the Brian’s Saga series. My grandson wanted to hear Brian’s complete survival story, including winter, so we chose Brian’s Winter. We agreed that we would go back and read The River later. I think it was a good decision. I, too, was left wondering what would have happened to Brian if he hadn’t been rescued. Could he have survived a winter in the Canadian wilderness by himself? I won’t give away any spoilers, except to say that this book did not disappoint. Brian’s Winter was another great survival read.

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    luv.my.boys MN 06-15-17
    luv.my.boys MN 06-15-17

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    "Awesome🤑"

    This was the best book I have ever read! 5 out of 5 rating!😃👏🏻👍🏻🇺🇸
    Yay

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RavenCane 05-31-17
    RavenCane 05-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I must listen to more"

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

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    wyomingirl 05-06-17
    wyomingirl 05-06-17
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    "It's a great alternate ending to the book Hatchet."

    I think it's a masterpiece of adventure and this is a book I would recommend.

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    T. Perkins Chicago, Illinois 02-11-17
    T. Perkins Chicago, Illinois 02-11-17 Member Since 2014

    I home-school and am married with three sons. Listening to books while I get things done (like driving) has become a favorite pass-time.

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    "Loved this"

    Excellent book to read. I love Gary Paulsen's writing. The narrator is wonderful to listen to also.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Megan 01-26-17
    Megan 01-26-17
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    "awesome alternate ending"

    loved this alternate ending to hatchet. excellent book! I enjoyed both endings but it's so nice to find out what could happen to Brian if he had to stay through winter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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