Hatchet

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gary Paulsen
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Genres: Marriage, Family and Pets, Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
Published In: April 2004
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 42 minutes
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Overview

On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness.

More than a survival story, Hatchet is a tale of tough decisions. When all is stripped down to the barest essentials, Brian discovers some stark and simple truths: Self-pity doesn't work. Despair doesn't work. And if Brian is to survive physically as well as mentally, he must discover courage.

Reviews (6)

Great Short Story

Written by Greg from Sugar Land, TX on March 30th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great short story. Grips you from the very beginning. The only regret is that it wasn't longer!

Hatchet

Written by Anonymous on October 8th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A really great read. Incredible to believe that this really happened. A great lesson in survival, positive thinking and just in life.

I thought kids book

Written by Gabi on September 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

again I thought "kids book", but my son urged me to listen to this one. So I did. I really liked it and I was very surprised how grown up this "kids" book really is. It's a very good and quick "read". And we can all learn from it.

Hatchet

Written by Amy on July 14th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book was very entertaining, even for an adult. I was excited to pass this on to my grandchildren for their entertainment, but decided against it due to the "secret" Brian is keeping. I thought it was unnecessary to the story and wondered why it was even included.

Hatchet

Written by Meryl Sheridan on March 27th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great story for boys. We listen in the car to and form places my boys enjoyed this story so much they would not get out of the car till the end of the chapter.

Hatchet

Written by Anonymous on March 14th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

My students and I listened to this together. We loved it. They even gave up some of their recess time and asked to have lunch in the room a few days so they could listen to the story.

Author Details

Author Details

Paulsen, Gary

Gary Paulsen is one of the most honored writers of contemporary literature for young readers. He has written more than one hundred book for adults and young readers, and is the author of three Newbery Honor titles: "Dogsong", "Hatchet", and "The Winter Room". He divides his time among Alaska, New Mexico, Minnesota, and the Pacific.