Brian’s Winter Audiobook by Gary Paulsen – Hatchet #3

Children's AudiobooksBrian’s Winter Audiobook by Gary Paulsen - Hatchet #3
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Status: Completed
Version: Unabridged
Author: Gary Paulsen
Narrator: Richard Thomas
Series: Hatchet
Genre: Children's Audiobooks, Action & Adventure
Updated: 21/11/2023
Listening Time: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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Brian’s Winter Audiobook also known as Hatchet: Winter Audiobook is a young adult novel by Gary Paulsen. It is the third book in the Hatchet Audiobooks series, but second in terms of chronology as an alternate ending sequel to Hatchet.

It is another novel by Gary Paulsen that is a result of the fan letters sent to Mr. Paulsen after they have read Hatchet and The River, complaining about the deus ex machina ending. In response, he wrote Brian’s Winter, which explores what would have happened if Brian had not activated the transmitter, not being found by rescuers even if 34 days have passed, and he is still stranded in the woods carrying a hatchet…

Gary Paulsen raises the stakes for survival in this riveting and inspiring story as one boy confronts the ultimate test and the ultimate adventure.

Plot Summary

In Hatchet, 13-year-old Brian Robeson learned to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness, armed only with his hatchet. Finally, as millions of listeners 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?

The story deals with Brian, still stranded at the L-shaped lake during the fall and winter, constructing a winter shelter, building snowshoes, being confronted by a bear, befriending and naming a skunk and learning how to make a bow more powerful. Eventually, Brian meets a family of Cree trappers, the Smallhorns, who help him return home.


Again, I review that I love these books, not only am I a Gary Paulsen Fan, but I also like survival books; and if you like survival Brian’s Winter Audiobook Mp3 is for you.

I feel that the author’s purpose in writing this book to try and tell people to get out of their comfort zones, because you never know what can happen to you or someone you love. I feel the author did a great job portraying that.

I would recommend this audiobook to anyone. It is an easy read. No matter your imagination, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting to know more. I rate the book five out of five stars.

“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 Reviews)

“Wonderful survival tale – As I listened to “Hatchet” I thought that Brian just barely survived then I listened to “Brian’s Winter,” and I couldn’t believe all the great lessons in dealing with nature in winter as well as life’s problems and our own attitudes. This series gives many life lessons that I’ll keep with me always. I loved the story and the narration and heartedly recommend this wonderful audiobook.” – Amazon Listener.

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Gary Paulsen’s book – Brian’s Winter (Hatchet #3) is now available in audible format, mp3 is more than two hours long, yet the narration by Richard Thomas is so enticing that you get hooked instantly and keep you up at night listening!

Listening Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
Narrated by: Richard Thomas
Version: Unabridged

You may love to listen to all stories in The Hatchet Audiobooks Series by Gary Paulsen on 

  1. Hatchet Audiobook
  2. River Audiobook
  3. Brian’s Winter Audiobook
  4. Brian’s Return Audiobook
  5. Brian’s Hunt Audiobook
  6. Guts Audiobook


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