Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books, Gary Paulsen
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Guts: The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books

Author: Gary Paulsen

Narrator: Patrick Lawlor

Unabridged: 2 hr 20 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Published: 10/20/2012

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography


Here are the real events that inspired Gary Paulsen to write Brian Robeson’s story in Hatchet, The River, Brian’s Winter, Brian’s Return, and Brian's Hunt: a stint as a volunteer emergency worker; the death that became the pilot’s death in Hatchet; plane crashes he’s seen; and his own near misses. He takes listeners on his first hunting trips, showing the wonder and solace of nature along with his hilarious mishaps and mistakes. He shares special memories, such as the night he attracted every mosquito in the county, and how he met the moose who made it personal.


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