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  • Brian's Return

  • Written by: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (38 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Great book really recommended.

Brian’s return is over all a great book. Really inspiring and interesting so really recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-30

A great addition to the hatchet

This book has captured my attention till the very end. I really like Peter Coyote’s way of making the story come to life. I’m excited to read the next book in the series!

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  • Lindsay jessee
  • 2017-07-16

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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  • Doreen
  • 2019-02-24

It gets kinda boring at some points

It gets kinda boring at some points but I do recommend this book so read it!

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  • Scoobygirl45
  • 2022-09-14

Amazing

I loved it and every book in this series, it kept me captivated from start to finish, and now I struggle to find something similar or equally engaging.

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  • Stephen Kaye
  • 2022-09-05

Obsessed

I have listened to all the Brian books. I love Gary Paulsen. He is a wonderful Author. His books make you feel like you are actually living in the book with the character. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • jan m. rovelli
  • 2022-07-23

Animal Boy comes home

I am a tutor and have just found Gary Paulson’s “Brian”series.
Lucky yo have stumbled onto “Hatchet”. The stories are so engulfing and it is no surprise that GP actually loved them.
One of my students compared “Brian’s Return “ to London’s “Call of the Wild”. Indeed. Both the Wolf Dog and the Animal Boy returned home.

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  • william
  • 2021-07-16

absolutely amazing...

I am so happy that I got to live in a time where these books had been written...im not exaggerating when I say this series has saved my life...they seem to hit the right spot and it have listened to them all dozens of times.

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  • Ian S.
  • 2021-03-25

My past

I just love this book series ! Just a blast from the past and having Peter read them made it even better !

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  • David Andree
  • 2020-08-29

the audible appendix about the author is great

I found this series at age 70 thanks to a participant on the TV show Alone mentioning it. It sounds like the appendix about the author and his life experiences similar to Brian's is fascinating.

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  • Alex waggle
  • 2020-05-05

Loved it

I loved it and his voice was very calm and I fall asleep to this