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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,276 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gary Paulsen Narrator: Robert Ramirez Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Gary Paulsen's Dogsong - a Newbery Honor Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults - is the graphic, coming-of-age tale of a modern Eskimo lad and his consuming vision quest and harrowing struggle for survival.

Troubled by changes in his Alaskan village, 14-year-old Russell Suskitt seeks the counsel of the village elder - and only dog team owner. After his training in the ancient arts of hunting with bow and lance, handling sled dogs, and surviving arctic dangers, Russell embarks upon his lonely search for Eskimo manhood. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Poduska | 2/20/2014

    " Wonderful insight into the world of a modern Inuit adolescent. Bravo! "

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

    " I enjoyed this book and plan to recommend it to my sons who are fans of Hatchet. I could not help but compare this book to Julie of the Wolves, which I loved as a young adult. Dogsong is the story of a young native american, Eskimo boy who finds himself dissillusioned with the modern ways that he see encroaching on the old traditions. This boy, Russell decides to start out on his own to find the answers. With the help of an old blind man, OOgruk, Russel finds himself on a quest to find the answers he seeks. He and his sled dog team face many adventures and obstacles as they search and fight for survival and thier answers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/13/2014

    " Dogsong was a very good eye opening book from the view of the eskimo prospective.This book is about a young boy that doesn't know what to do with his life and needs help. His father tells him to go talk to an old man in the village they live in that has been around a very long time and knows a lot of things he can share with him to try and help him find what needs to happen. My favorite quote from this book is "Would you like some deer eyes now or later?" The old man said that talking to the boy because the old man absolutely loves eyes for some odd reason that is only one of the very many things that make him very unique. After the two talking for a while the boy borrows the mans dog sled and the team to go out on the ice and tundra to hunt to find his song. After a while he does find his song and it has something about his dogs in it that is where the book got it's title and I think that is a very good title because it really fits the book well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leonardo Arias | 2/7/2014

    " this was a great story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob Lamirande | 2/5/2014

    " I enjoyed reading this book. Of course it had the parts about hating the white people, but lets not get into that. I think it had a good storyline, good charecters, and a great ending. Paulse is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 2/1/2014

    " This book was ok but it was kinda weird. it's about a eskimo who goes and lives off the land. yeah it's weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carlos velez | 1/31/2014

    " It was pretty interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 1/17/2014

    " This one was ok, though I don't think it should be as popular as it is. I liked Hatchet more, though this one was ok. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 1/11/2014

    " Listened to the book on tape and it did not hold my attention like the great Hatchet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sergio | 12/12/2013

    " Really liked the sense the book brought, of looking for your own spirituality. In search of your own meaning of life, in search of your own truth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 12/5/2013

    " it was okay i don't think its my faorite from him i'd rather read transal saga or hachet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leon | 12/3/2013

    " Great story. You should read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikkole | 11/27/2013

    " I liked this book a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhett | 11/27/2013

    " Great Childhood Book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/15/2013

    " This is one of the best kinda realistic books ever. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 5/8/2013

    " I'm not big on the wilderness survival, dog team stories. It's well written, but I had a hard time getting into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly Ann | 4/7/2013

    " I liked the poetic language and style throughout the book. Paulsen is a master of repetition for effect. But still, Russel's journey took a little too long... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/28/2013

    " This was a fast read and intriguing. I pulled it from my 7th grade books and I think it is a good level for that age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 3/5/2013

    " Dogsong is about a guy named Russel Suskitt escaping his village with a dog team to try and find himself. He travels all over until he rescues a pregnant Eskimo and then runs into a life threatning problem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke Barker | 3/10/2012

    " I didn't really like this book to much. I had to read it for school in 7th grade, that could be why I didn't like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 10/6/2011

    " An eskimo boy living in today's world, goes back to living & thinking of the "old " way using an elder eskimo's dog sled team. Good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hunter | 8/2/2011

    " it was a pretty good book it was just a little bit boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 6/30/2011

    " Found this with my stash of elementary school books. Will see if I can dig up Hatchet and others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 6/30/2011

    " Pure poetry in the native inuit tradition. A beautiful story that was thrilling and passionate at the same time. This book solidified that Paulsen is an incredible writer and has such an intimacy with his craft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khoa | 5/8/2011

    " A very good book. This is about this Eskimo finding his song. But only after a long journey of adventure may he find his song. This book is mostly about finding your inner self. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 704yaroslav | 2/9/2011

    " The story wasn't the most interesting i've ever read, but the writing is great. Sometimes it reads a lot like a poem, a really beautiful poem, sometimes even like a song, the author used tons of metaphors and similes, I can see why this book has a newberry honor medal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/29/2011

    " Found this with my stash of elementary school books. Will see if I can dig up Hatchet and others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 1/2/2011

    " I enjoyed reading this book. Of course it had the parts about hating the white people, but lets not get into that. I think it had a good storyline, good charecters, and a great ending. Paulse is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelsey | 12/6/2010

    " Dogsong is about a guy named Russel Suskitt escaping his village with a dog team to try and find himself. He travels all over until he rescues a pregnant Eskimo and then runs into a life threatning problem.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckinley | 11/18/2010

    " Newberry honor book for a reaso. Very interesting story of a boy recreating the dog team life style of the cold north. I enjoyed it and the idea of finding one's personal song. So I read it to my nephew who at 9 enjoyed it too.
    Newberry honor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leon | 10/2/2010

    " Great story. You should read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 8/17/2010

    " very good book!!! i love gary paulson!!! go hatchet!!!
    "

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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

Robert Ramirez came to audiobook narration fresh from his MFA in classical theater. Initially answering a casting call for a narrator who spoke Spanish, Robert has used his Mexican-American background to imbue authentic flavor and dialogue in audio titles. His success with six young adult novels by Gary Soto has gotten our attention, including Taking Sides and Buried Onion. His powerful command of language and rich voice reflect his interest in dialects. In his recent performance of Beast by Donna Jo Napoli, a modern fable of “Beauty and the Beast” set in Persia, Robert jumped at the chance to add Farsi and Arabic to his repertoire. We hope to hear Robert in different audiobook venues in coming months.