Hatchet
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  • 1
    Hatchet | Gary Paulsen

    Hatchet

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2498)
    Performance
    (1996)
    Story
    (2012)

    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.

    Survival Story for Grades 5 or 6 through 8.

    This is a story about a young boy, aged about 12, whose parents are divorcing. He is on his way to visit his father in the Canadian wilderness when a..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 11 2006 by Teacher / music lover / book lover (Winston Salem, NC, United States)
  • 2
    The River | Gary Paulsen

    The River

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (552)
    Performance
    (479)
    Story
    (482)

    These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for 54 days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived. Now the government wants him to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive. Soon the project backfires, though, leaving Brian with a wounded partner and a long river to navigate. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport the injured man a hundred miles downstream to a trading post - if the map he has is accurate.

    Not just for teen boys, but for ANYONE who values Life!

    This sequel to The Hatchet is so well-crafted and just as suspenseful as the first book. Just like The River that Brian paddles down, this story also ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 13 2016 by Sandra (Bronx, NY)
  • 3
    Brian's Winter | Gary Paulsen

    Brian's Winter

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Richard Thomas
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (580)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (477)

    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?

    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 a..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 20 2009 by Susan (Ventura, CA, USA)
  • 4
    Brian's Return | Gary Paulsen

    Brian's Return

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Peter Coyote
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (215)
    Story
    (215)

    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.

    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 ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 25 2017 by Lita Dionne ()
  • 5
    Brian's Hunt | Gary Paulsen

    Brian's Hunt

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (227)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (206)

    Millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, and Brian’s Return know that Brian Robeson is at home in the Canadian wilderness. He has stood up to the challenge of surviving alone in the woods. He prefers being on his own in the natural world to civilization. When Brian finds a dog one night, a dog that is wounded and whimpering, he senses danger. The dog is badly hurt, and as Brian cares for it, he worries about his Cree friends who live north of his camp. With his new companion at his side, and with a terrible, growing sense of unease, he sets out to learn what happened.

    Good Listen!
    Reviewed on July 09 2017 by lunarchi (Trenton, New Jersey)
  • Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books | Gary Paulsen

    Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Gary Paulsen
    • Narrated By Patrick Lawlor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson’s story in Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Return, and Brian's Hunt: a stint as a volunteer emergency worker; the death that became the pilot’s death in Hatchet; plane crashes he’s seen; and his own near misses. He takes listeners on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, and how he met the moose who made it personal.

    Book for boys

    Gary paulsen books are a must read for boys makes you want to be in the wilderness doing adventurous things

    Reviewed on February 08 2015 by Amazon Customer ()