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Hatchet Audiobook

Hatchet [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

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.

More than a survival story, Hatchet is a tale of tough decisions. When all is stripped down to the barest essentials, Brian discovers some stark and simple truths. Self-pity doesn't work. Despair doesn't work. And if Brian is to survive physically as well as mentally, he must discover courage.

©1992 Gary Paulsen; (P)1992 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"A dramatic, heart-stopping story." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Amazon Customer 05-04-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    Great book for reluctant readers, especially boys. Peter Coyote has a nice smooth storytelling voice.

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    Amazon Customer 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Ageless Classic"
    Would you listen to Hatchet again? Why?

    I have listened to this book several times with my classes. The narrator has an amazing voice which grasps your attention and draws you into the story.


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    04-18-17
    04-18-17
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    "Great"

    this book was so good, it was very sad and happy and i got a bit scared when the pilot had a heart attack.

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    Amazon Customer 03-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    this book was amazing I listened to it twice within two weeks! I'm excited to listen to it again.

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    Dylan William Hughes 03-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Read this!"

    Incredible story! Perfectly narrated. Once you start you just can't stop! I definitely recommend this book.

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    Linda Stanfield 02-23-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Hatchet - Wonderful for young teens!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely would recommend this for preteen to early teen boys! Our 12 year old grandson read it at school and wanted us to listen to the book through our audible.com membership.

    We made the purchase and began a new tradition.
    My husband loves our "book time" in the evening (before bedtime) when all three of us gather in the living room to listen to the next chapter...or two...or even three of Brian's adventure.

    We want to continue this wonderful, shared activity with our grandson and so we will be purchasing the rest of the books in this series from audible. This book is so riveting that it holds everyone's attention and is a hard book to "put down". Even I (Grandma) can't wait to get back to Brian's campsite to see what challenge he will face next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Hatchet?

    The plane ride to Canada, to see his father.
    The mosquitoes incident.
    His recognition of the problem with self-pity.

    The changes that happen inside Brian...so well detailed...as you listen to his thinking patterns as he analyzes each new situation.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Coyote – was your favorite?

    Brian.

    We haven't finished the book yet.
    We have about 20 minutes left.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    His reaction when his mother gave him the hatchet.


    Any additional comments?

    Our grandson loved reading this book!
    We are loving that he's now sharing it with us through audible. Soooo much better than watching television or DVDs with him...and soooo much better than video games. We actually talk about the book together.
    What a wonderful discovery!

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    Carmen 02-22-17
    Carmen 02-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This is a great book for you readers"

    This book is more about survival and a will to live regardless of what life and challenges he faced in the wilderness. Young readers interested in drama and survival should certainly ready this book. I would also say it's a great read for the short chapters and they way the author portrays the characters feelings is gripping. I bought the book for my son's book report and decided to buy the audible version to get the feel of emotion through the narrator's voice.

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    jared 02-18-17
    jared 02-18-17
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    "Love this book."

    Brought back a lot of memories from when I read this in my younger years.

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    W. J. Roberts 02-15-17
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    "Great book to listen to with your kids!"

    Fun, easy book, with some great lessons in life and survival. I can't believe I didn't read this for my English class 15 years ago!

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    Megan 01-22-17
    Megan 01-22-17
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    "imaginitive, exhilarating, wonderful"

    Absolutely one of my favorite books but was made even better by the narrator and slight background music that puts you there with brian. couldn't stop listening until I had finished! My favorite part would be when Brian sucks down raw turtle shells!

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