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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,944 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2003 ISBN: 9780807223406
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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. His instincts tell him to head north, quickly. With his new companion at his side, and with a terrible, growing sense of unease, he sets out to learn what happened. He sets out on the hunt.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikaylah | 2/20/2014

    " This was good but also frightening since what happens in the book is based on a real bear attack. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 2/18/2014

    " I read this book with my son and his reading book at school. The boys loved and I thought it was a little different but I enjoyed it. I need to go back and read the other books in the series and then I think it will make more sense to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shay Nelson | 2/18/2014

    " I would describe this book as adventurus and action packed. I like this book because it is about Brian and a dog and well i cant tell you because i would tell you why the title is Brian's Hunt. Gary paulsen wrote the book hatchet and like three other books that continue the adventure of surviving in the woods. I have read all of Gary Paulsen's books that contain the character Brian. The story behind the dog is that brian finds the dog while he is going to visit his friends that rescued him a year or two ago when he was in the woods with a reporter. I really liked this book i would rate it a 5 star book it is really a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 2/12/2014

    " After reading Hatchet and Brain's Winter, probably skipping between books in this series of stories, Brain's Hunt is probably one of my favorite of all of them. I really liked how Brain has changed over all the books in the series, he went from a city boy who could imagine no other life but, to somebody so in tune with nature that he doesn't feel the need to have to talk to himself. Although it was really good, I also thought it was pretty short. I think that the story felt rushed, it was very straight forward, no real mystery, I think the lack of Brain speaking took away from any real mystery that could have happened. The plot felt predictable, you could tell exactly what would happen. There are some unexpected turns that did make the book interesting, but overall, it was pretty average. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaili | 2/5/2014

    " A good book in the Hatchet series! Pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sojin | 2/4/2014

    " Another all time favorite book of mine by Gary Paulsen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cole | 1/10/2014

    " I think this book has a lot of adventure points in the book. It is great to read bcause he is trying to survive in a swamy, wet, fogy forest. It is mostly telling us how it is when you get lost in the woods. I think it is cool to hunt but I would like to be better at hunting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim Preslar | 1/3/2014

    " Once again, Paulsen does not disappoint. Brian is growing into a mature young man that is capable of much responsibility. I loved this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avery Martin | 12/14/2013

    " This book is about a kid named Brian. You may know this character from Hatchet. In this edition out of many Brian is exploring some of the only left frontier left in North America. He has learned many things from Tribes he has encountered on the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roman | 12/13/2013

    " This is a good book for people who like hunting. This book is about hunting and killing to live. Brian was on a plane and it crashed. Brian got stuck in the woods. The rest of the book is about him trying to take care of himself like finding food and shelter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 11/29/2013

    " Paulsen knows two things well - Brian and dogs. He tells about both effectively in this novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marcusg | 11/21/2013

    " Brian is back in the woods again then he goes too the trapping family that saved him he goes and looks for them and he fines that a bear has killed all of the family. So he hunts and it hunts him then BAMM the bear attacts him and then he sticks him with two broadhead arrows "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amymc825 | 10/23/2013

    " pretty decent - he has a dog with him in this book, which I liked, but it is pretty depressing what with all the gruesome death in it. He spends most of the book on a canoe on the river, and I like Brian better in forest contexts, so that may explain why this wasn't one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Junessa | 10/21/2013

    " Another easy to read adventure for Brain. This one has some graphic details younger readers might not handle well so best for ages 12 and up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh Meek | 9/25/2013

    " I think that Gary Paulsen did a fantastic job of keeping me reading and made me think what would I do if I was in his position. Made me keep on reading and he made everything so intense and it was a wonderful book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve Sorenson | 5/5/2013

    " Short book but had to finish the series My least favorite in the series but still worth the read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Lipely | 4/22/2013

    " A good fifth in the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 3/6/2013

    " I like Gary Paulsen's adventure books. I want to be out there in the woods experiencing the same things as his characters. (As long as I can retreat to the safety of being just the reader!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mom2wah | 2/27/2013

    " This was a good edition. New ideas, facts. Shows how he has grown up and adds some interaction with others on his journey back. I liked this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shane | 2/10/2013

    " This book is about the outdoors. Its about a kid named brian who goes out on his own and find some interesting things on his journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terrence.712 | 8/27/2012

    " It had lots of action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 8/13/2012

    " Audio book on our trip. It kept us awake. Very exciting, graphic adventure in surviving in nature. Paulsen thought he would quit with Hatchet but the demand was too strong. He knows so much about adventures in the wild, (a foreign territory for me). Great book to interest husband too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Rizzitello | 8/5/2012

    " its very interesting towards the end and there are some boring parts but during the middle of the story is the best because thats were the action really starts and i really liked it.It's just a great all around book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 6/8/2012

    " This one is a little more disturbing of what can happen in the bush. The story is compelling and each story Paulsen writes seem to get better and better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurann | 5/7/2012

    " This is a great addition to the series of "Brian" books written by the author. Great, easy, fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 3/7/2012

    " Paulsen is simply grand in his description of wilderness living and the relationship between a man and his dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bret QuickBear | 11/5/2011

    " The best of the Brian books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eddieseverance | 6/23/2011

    " I liked this book because i love the out door's and i love to hunt. My favrout part of the book was when brian found that dog running around with no owner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 5/23/2011

    " A awesome book for the every fan of Hatchet!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Josie | 2/22/2011

    " Ugh. Hated it, mainly because I don't like hearing about how Brian shot his arrow and hit the rabbit in just the right spot. Half the book was just Brian tracking. Boring! There was an admittedly cool part where Brian finds the camp, but other than that, I hated it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurann | 1/21/2011

    " This is a great addition to the series of "Brian" books written by the author. Great, easy, fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cole " JACKED" Neeser | 1/20/2011

    " i read this book right here Brian's Hunt very very good book i like because it has hunting in it and i love hunting and the outdoors it is a great book read sometime:) peace out catch you on the drifts;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel | 1/6/2011

    " Great story of survival & bravery. Not as good as Hatchet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaylenw | 12/15/2010

    " this was my type of book. i think it had a message. "

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About the Author
Author Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen Gary Paulsen is the distinguished author of many critically acclaimed books for young people, including three Newbery Honor Books: The Winter Room, Hatchet, and Dogsong. He won the Margaret A. Edwards Award given by the ALA for his lifetime achievement in young adult literature. He divides his time between his home in Alaska, his ranch in New Mexico, and his sailboat on the Pacific Ocean

About the Narrator

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.