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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.

©2000 Gary Paulsen (P)2012 Listening Library

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Another great book in the series

I loved the first book and thought the second was OK. But books 3 and 4 renewed my love for this series! Great story and great performance by the reader.

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Great story, good reader, ok background music

Brian's return has a great story, the reader does a good job, but the background music is alright, but a little dramatic, great job overall.
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Another Excellent Installment!

I'm a huge fan of this series! I couldn't stand the "dramatic" music in this audiobook version though. Again...big fan but wow, that music was annoying.

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the woods within

love this book. I can relate to the woods getting in you. nothing like the peace and just utter relax of the woods, even when there is work to do it doesn't feel like work

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i only wish this wasn't the end

i have read every word of the hatchet series and I will never forget them i wish only that this was not the last

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Exciting Listen

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Brian’s Return is the fourth book in the Brian’s Saga series by Gary Paulsen. I read Hatchet and Brian’s Winter with my 10-year-old grandson. My husband had joined us for the reading of Brian’s Winter. He, too, became hooked on the story, so we decided to listen to book 4, Brian’s Return, on our way home to NJ. It was a little bit different. As you can tell from the title, this time Brian voluntarily returns to the woods. The why and how are explained, along with a different survival adventure. Both my husband and I loved the book. It was a great audiobook and helped make a long road trip go quickly. Definitely a good read and/or listen!

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Can't get enough of Gary Paulson

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

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Pure

Genius, Gary has outdone himself with this book. I live how he describes every detail to the point where you see exactly what he sees. I love it.

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revealing

loved the book and the fact that Brian has finally found himself. wonderful story that is only about Brian going back to the bush to in a way fix himself.

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Awesome

I love being able to listen to any book. Much easier to stay focused. This app does a great job