Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood Audiobook, by Gary Paulsen Play Audiobook Sample

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood Audiobook

Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood Audiobook, by Gary Paulsen Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Dan Bittner Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.38 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: January 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250779748

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

23

Longest Chapter Length:

52:42 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

25 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

17:37 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

54

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Publisher Description

"Dan Bittner flawlessly narrates this matchless memoir, which captures writer Gary Paulsen's bittersweet life...The sublime narration and satisfying conclusion contribute to a rewarding listening experience." -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner A middle grade memoir from a living literary legend, giving listeners a new perspective on the origins of Gary Paulsen's famed survival stories. His name is synonymous with high-stakes wilderness survival stories. Now, beloved author Gary Paulsen portrays a series of life-altering moments from his turbulent childhood as his own original survival story. If not for his summer escape from a shockingly neglectful Chicago upbringing to a North Woods homestead at age five, there never would have been a Hatchet. Without the encouragement of the librarian who handed him his first book at age thirteen, he may never have become a reader. And without his desperate teenage enlistment in the Army, he would not have discovered his true calling as a storyteller. A moving and enthralling story of grit and growing up, Gone to the Woods is perfect for newcomers to the voice and lifelong fans alike, from the acclaimed author at his rawest and realest. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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“He battles poverty, neglect, and uncertainty, but he does overcome these challenges to become an admired author…There is some graphic and violent content…which may not be appropriate for younger students. Overall, this exciting, fast-paced title reads like fiction…A wonderful way to introduce middle grade and high school readers to the excitement and beauty of biographies.”

— School Library Journal 

Quotes

  • “A riveting, hopeful survival story.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Dan Bittner flawlessly narrates this matchless memoir, which captures writer Gary Paulsen’s bittersweet life…The sublime narration and satisfying conclusion contribute to a rewarding listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    — AudioFile

Awards

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A #1 Amazon bestseller
  • Among longlisted titles for Shelf Awareness Best Books of the Year, 2021
  • Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2021
  • Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
  • Among longlisted titles for NYTBR Notable Children's BOTY, 2021
  • Among longlisted titles for Minneapolis Star Tribune Holiday Book Recommendations, 2020
  • Among longlisted titles for Parents Magazine, Best Children's Books of the Year, 2021
  • Among longlisted titles for Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

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About 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 Dan Bittner

Dan Bittner is an actor and voice talent and winner of several AudioFile Earphones Awards for audio narration. He has starred on stage and on the screen, in movies such as Men in Black, Adventureland, and the Producers: The Movie Musical. He has also appeared onstage as Macbeth and Sherlock Holmes in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.