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The River

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gary Paulsen

Narrated By: Peter Coyote

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: July 2000

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes


"We want you to do it again."These words, spoken to Brian Robeson, will change his life. Two years earlier, Brian was stranded alone in the wilderness for 54 days with nothing but a small hatchet. Yet he survived.Now the government wants him to go back into the wilderness so that astronauts and the military can learn the survival techniques that kept Brian alive. Soon the project backfires, though, leaving Brian with a wounded partner and a long river to navigate. His only hope is to build a raft and try to transport the injured man a hundred miles downstream to a trading post--if the map he has is accurate.


  • Anonymous

    A short story but one that is action packed and keeps you on the edge all the way. No filler. Just action and suspense.

  • Diana Conley

    This book was wonderful! Book 1, Hatchet, was better (isn't the first book almost always?) but, not by much. Setup took longer with this one than Hatchet, but to be believeable, the writer had to spend a great deal of time on this. And he did a good job. It's 100% believeable. The same narrator, Peter Coyote, narrated this one. He has a very calming, soothing voice, making the River a candidate for pre-naptime. This was a very good book.

  • Anonymous

    My 9-year-old son and I really enjoyed this great wilderness adventure book and we highly recommend it. A great sequel to The Hatchet.