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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,057 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Richard Thomas Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Brian’s Saga Series Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9780553751888
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • 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 Review, Pointer
  • Paulsen at his best. Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack Yau | 2/18/2014

    " This book makes me want to try some of the stuff that Brian had to do to survive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kalen | 2/15/2014

    " I read this book in grade 8 for class. I think I liked it better than the first one. I think both the hatchet and Brian's Winter are great books for 10-13 year olds to read. The books are exciting and will keep a reader's attention "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shanna_redwind | 2/12/2014

    " I really enjoyed reading this. The writing is quite poetic, and evokes the feeling of the bush. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon Gerdes | 2/11/2014

    " Overall, I thought this was a great and interesting book. Brian,a boy who was stranded out in the wilderness, was very intelligent and thought of many different ways to help him survive. He had many adventures as he was hunting and trying to find food and shelter, which made the book a lot more exciting to me.I enjoyed reading this book because of how it is related to the outdoors, and all the excitements that come along with it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Gentz | 2/11/2014

    " i haven't read this in a while so i should prabably do that again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Winnie | 2/9/2014

    " My class just finished Hatchet and were all looking for another adventure by Gary Paulsen. Listened to it on tape (read by John Boy Walton (Richard Thomas) and it was a great sequel. The story line is based on Brian not getting rescued after his 54 days in the Canadian wilderness and having to spend the winter out there. It is engaging, exciting, descriptive, and a good read for those that enjoy Gary Paulsen's style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 2/7/2014

    " This book is the continuation of Hatchet. Although Brian get's rescued at the end of the first book, Gary Paulsen has gotten a lot of request to continue the novel. So he decided to continue where Brian had left off before he found the tools below the lake and before he was rescued. Now, Brian faces a horrible challenge ahead. He has to get ready for Nature's hibernation season, winter. With encounterments from grizzly bears to caribous' and wolves howling at the distant of the night, will Brian make survive?( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabelle | 1/22/2014

    " I like this book and if you are really out dorsy think would be a could book for you! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dylan Walters | 1/20/2014

    " So Far this book is not interesting at all to me but who knows I'm only on the 30th page and gave up on it this was boring. Then I haven't read the first ones "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vieve McKenzie | 11/27/2013

    " just as good as hatchet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samiya | 9/19/2013

    " He is stuck on a land and the setting is winter. He does anything he can to survive in that place he's at. You should totally try it out. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan 11-12 | 9/3/2013

    " This book was really good because it was about survival in the wilderness,what I also liked was that it had suprising things and how the character changes during the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Lichte | 8/18/2013

    " This was an excellent book. Just as well captivating as Hatchet. I found this to be intriguing as an adult and would recommend it to any reader. Gary has a way of keeping his audience on the edge of his seat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/14/2013

    " GP is def one of my favorite American writers! Reread all the hatchet books and just fell in awe with it all over again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Hasenkamp Merritt | 11/5/2012

    " Good sequel. Read it with my book club students and we all enjoyed the author's vivid descriptions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jakejensen | 10/26/2012

    " I liked this book because I read Hatchet, and really liked it so I thought I might like this. I am a big fan of wilderness books and nature and surviving on ones own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda Sebastian | 10/3/2012

    " This is a great follow up to Hatchet which the students in my class loved this year. I look forward to reading all of the "Brian" books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Buresh | 2/19/2012

    " Great book! Loved it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 2/1/2012

    " Brian's Winter is about a teenager whose plane crashes in the wilderness. He must survive during the winter months. This book takes the reader on an adventurous journey to surviving in the wilderness during the winter months. I really enjoyed this book, and would highly reccomend it to anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 garrett flippin | 12/24/2011

    " this book is sequil on hachet if he did not get rescued this is very good book. its from picking berries to killing a 6 foot moose i relly recommend this to people that like suviatype of things by!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ileana | 12/19/2011

    " this is the seqel to hathet it is so good!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra Strange | 6/22/2011

    " Not as good as Hatchet, but still good adventure, this novel traces further adventures of the protagonist--if he hadn't been saved. I thought it a bit derivative, with little new that hadn't been covered in the earlier novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 5/23/2011

    " Brain returns to the Canadain Willderness
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 5/12/2011

    " G says: MOM I loved this book. I loved the part where the dear landed on Brian's lap. It had lots of adventures. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/6/2011

    " It would have been perfectly fine if Paulsen had stopped with the first book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 4/14/2011

    " Another installment in the “Hatchet” series, but the excitement is gone. Brian’s life is never seriously in danger--only his comfort. It’s sort of a “Thoreau in the Canadian Wilderness” type story, very reflective, and sort of boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 4/4/2011

    " This was an ending to the Brian book series. Though i only gave it 3 stars because I thought it left some un-answered questions "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rivkah | 1/24/2011

    " When Brian returns from the wild, will he ever be the same? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 1/8/2011

    " not as good as the other ones, but ok "

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