Fourteen-year-old Finn is a loner, living with his dad and his amazing dog, Dylan. This summer Finn is hoping for a job where he doesn't have to talk to anyone except his buddy, Matthew. Then he meets Johanna, who's living next door. She's a graduate student in her twenties, cool and funny, and she treats Finn as an equal. Dylan thinks she's great too. Johanna's dealing with breast cancer, and Matthew and Finn help take care of her - and come to care for her. When she hires Finn to create a garden, his efforts backfire comically. But Johanna, and working in the garden, help Finn discover his hidden talent for connecting with people.
The success of the audiobooks Hatchet, The River and Brian's Winter, has helped Gary Paulsen become one of our most favored Teens authors by AudiobookStore.com customers. With 43 audiobooks to choose from, including their most-recent title, The White Fox Chronicles, customers will enjoy over 89 hours of audio from Paulsen. Though the Unabridged version of Hatchet, read by the popular narrator Peter Coyote, is their bestselling audiobook in our inventory, Hatchet was added to our database in 2003, making it the oldest audiobook available in the collection of titles from Paulsen. Each Teens book that Gary Paulsen has written has helped contribute to their success. For a complete listing of audio books from Paulsen, please visit their author page here: Gary Paulsen audiobooks.