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  • Written by: Gary Paulsen
  • Narrated by: Peter Coyote
  • Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (85 ratings)

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The River

Written by: Gary Paulsen
Narrated by: Peter Coyote
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Publisher's Summary

"We want you to do it again."

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.

©2001 Gary Paulsen (P)2012 Listening Library

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Return to the wilderness

Great albeit short sequel to the beloved Hatchet. This proves to be another grand adventure for Brian as he reluctantly returns to the great Canadian wildness.

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Excellent story for outdoor enthusiasts

Great story for children who love the outdoors and enjoying learning about the wilderness. Excellent narration; my son was hooked!

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