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Brian's Winter

Written by: Gary Paulsen
Narrated by: Richard Thomas
Series: Hatchet, Book 3
Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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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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great book

a great book for students and readers who love outdoors. I love this book I do not like most books and this one was great

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  • Susan
  • 2009-07-20

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.

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  • Dan Golden
  • 2019-07-23

Great Story

This is my favorite book from my childhood and I still love it. I recently read it to my kids and they loved it as well.

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  • Mrs. D.
  • 2020-02-20

My favorite of the Brian saga books!

LOVED IT!! Read this after Hatchet, even though it's 3rd in series. You'll be happy!

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  • Techie Type
  • 2011-09-02

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.

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  • RbDm
  • 2020-02-24

great book. my favorite

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-12-23

Love it!

I love every book of Brain's story, I've read them all so many times. Gary Paulsen is an amazing writer.

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  • DJz Brown
  • 2019-11-10

Nice continuation.

This wad a nice continuation of Hatchet. It flowed well and I didn't feel as if there had been any break.

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  • Dakota
  • 2019-11-03

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good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good good grand amazing happy fun lol stop help me I don't want to go on anymore....

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  • Lisa Bengston
  • 2019-09-25

Great read!

What a fun twist ON an already great story! Loved it! Good for all ages

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-03

very good reading/listening.

close my eyes and I'm there. just couldn't turn off til the end all chapters in one sitting