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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (781 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Mikaelsen Narrator: Jason Harris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spirit Bear Series Release Date: December 2008 ISBN: 9780739372616
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Alone in the wilderness, Cole found peace. But he’s not alone anymore.

Cole Matthews used to be a violent kid, but a year in exile on a remote Alaskan island has a way of changing your perspective. After being mauled by a Spirit Bear, Cole started to heal. He even invited his victim, Peter Driscal, to join him on the island and they became friends.

But now their time in exil is over, and Cole and Peter are heading back to the one place they’re not sure they can handle: high school. Gangs and violence haunt the hallways, and Peter’s limp and speech impediment make him a natural target. In a school where hate and tension are getting close to the boiling point, the monster of rage hibernating inside Cole begins to stir. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler C | 2/20/2014

    " I loved the way the author put an image in your head. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jocelyn | 2/18/2014

    " Cole. He has anger issues. Bad ones. Thankfully he has over come that part of his life and is a very kind boy now. This book is the second in a series of two. The first one is "Touching Spirit Bear" and I really liked that one too. It takes time to understand it but is one of the best read-a-louds yet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari | 2/10/2014

    " I was disappointed in this book. I didn't think it was nearly as good as Touching Spirit Bear. I think readers who liked that book will be interested in seeing what happens to the characters. It just wasn't as gripping..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody | 2/3/2014

    " really good better than touching spirit bear same people more conflict and better details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joleen | 1/30/2014

    " I got this as a preview book from Harper Collins it is a YA title. It is also book 2 of "Touching Spirit Bear". It was very powerful and emotional at the end and really made it seem possible for bad kids to really turn their lives around and become good citizens. You do need to read "Touching Spirit Bear" first and book 2 will not be on sale until this summer but watch for it and read them both. Even adults will love it and Ian too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Blake Tegtman | 1/11/2014

    " Reading Bolth of the books its great that the made a sequel to toutching spirit bear but the ending was not to hot "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 DPetrichor | 1/11/2014

    " Another superb book by Ben Mikaelson.I thouroughly enjoyed the book and learnt some important lessons in the process.Very touching :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. | 1/11/2014

    " A follow-up to Touching Spirit Bear this book finds Cole and his victim ( now friends) back on the Alaskan Island again trying to find inner peace before returning to their high school. This book seemed to not have the depth and the believability as the prior book but still was enjoyable to read and well worth the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendall | 1/9/2014

    " A very great book about how an abused,bully-filled,school can turn into a peaceful place with new outlook. As a sequelk to Touching Spirit Bear,it did very,very well. Stands alone great and somewhat better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 12/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed this sequel to Touching Spirit Bear. You definitely have to read and enjoy the first book to understand this one. It seems a little contrived, but it makes you feel that Cole's banishment in the first book accomplished its purpose, and that makes me feel good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mahima | 12/23/2013

    " I learnt a lot about humble values like patience , love and compassion from this book and of course the previous one. It's amazing how you'd learn so much from a short and simple story like this. I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Cole | 3/13/2013

    " It's been a while since I read Touching Spirit Bear. This brought me right back. Cole finds a new outlook, but dealing with the same world that led to his problems is a very real situation. I love how Ben Mikaelsen brings it all back around into the circle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Vaughn | 3/10/2013

    " Must read! Especially anyone who works with children and teens. Read Touching Spirit Bear first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russamun82 | 8/25/2012

    " A satisfying follow-up to the Spirit Bear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shadow | 5/18/2012

    " Very true and deals with the truth of high school-bullies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiernan Moore | 5/15/2012

    " I thought it was a very interesting and it was a very fun book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 S.t.raslawski | 4/6/2012

    " this is the next book in the spirit bear series and its just as good as the first one:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 4/1/2012

    " Kids who like Touching Spirit Bear will like this one also, but it seemed a bit contrived to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fernando Ramirez | 2/13/2012

    " Cole Matthews is a Lowe with a lot of anger and realizes he's gay "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A.weyerholgate.com | 1/30/2012

    " I though it was a great book it was my favorite i have read all year long and i recomend it for about everybod this is the first series of book i like and i know if you like books by ben mikaelsen you will like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Styling Librarian | 10/20/2011

    " Awesome sequel, perfect for discussion on bullying, strategies, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek | 10/19/2011

    " Very good! It is another excellent book by Ben Mikaelsen! Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 8/26/2011

    " Good ideas about discussing bullying in schools rather than ignoring the problems. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shadow | 5/29/2011

    " Very true and deals with the truth of high school-bullies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 4/28/2011

    " It's been a while since I read Touching Spirit Bear. This brought me right back. Cole finds a new outlook, but dealing with the same world that led to his problems is a very real situation. I love how Ben Mikaelsen brings it all back around into the circle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendall | 4/11/2011

    " A very great book about how an abused,bully-filled,school can turn into a peaceful place with new outlook. As a sequelk to Touching Spirit Bear,it did very,very well. Stands alone great and somewhat better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charity | 3/31/2011

    " I love the way the students take a stand for what they believe and get others to join in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cody | 3/18/2011

    " really good better than touching spirit bear same people more conflict and better details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brock | 1/31/2011

    " This book is about when Cole went back to school and tried to confence people to change the school to become the spirit bears. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/28/2011

    " Good ideas about discussing bullying in schools rather than ignoring the problems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 12/28/2010

    " This was a sequel and not a real good one. It was okay, but not anything very great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Russamun82 | 12/16/2010

    " A satisfying follow-up to the Spirit Bear. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 12/11/2010

    " Must read! Especially anyone who works with children and teens. Read Touching Spirit Bear first. "

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About the Author

Ben Mikaelsen is the winner of the International Reading Association Award and the Western Writers of America Spur Award. His novels have been nominated for and won many state readers’ choice awards, including Red Midnight, Rescue Josh McGuire, Sparrow Hawk Red, Stranded, Countdown, Petey, and Tree Girl. His articles and photos appear in numerous magazines around the world. He lives near Bozeman, Montana.

About the Narrator

Jason Harris is a multitalented actor and voice-over artist. He’s narrated numerous audio books, including Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine, Breaking Point by Alex Flinn, and Ghost of Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelson.