Among those slaves is a mouse named Martin who has a warrior's heart, and a burning desire for freedom: freedom not only for himself, but for all of Badrang's victims. There is no risk he will not take, no battle he will not fight, to end the stoat's evil reign, and in the process regain the sword of his father, Luke the Warrior: the sword that Badrang stole from him when he was but a lad.
Once again master storyteller Brian Jacques has crafted an epic adventure and filled it to the bursting point with unforgettable characters, including villains so hilariously evil you'll barely be able to keep from hissing at them, and loveable woodland creatures so brave you'll want to stand and cheer as they fight for their freedom.
©1999 The Redwall Abbey Company Ltd; (P)1999 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
The tales of Redwall narrated by the author Brian Jacques with his thick brog and a full cast of voices are a ticket to the unique theater of the mind. Reminiscent of radio drama mixed with the delightful fantasy of a JRR Tolkien Hobbit tale and the satisfaction and pleasure we all felt the first time we watched The Princess Bride. These books are filled with swashbuckling mice, evil stoats and weasels, heros and champions, romance and families, all spun together by a master storyteller who paints pictures of the world of forrest creatures so vivid that I could smell the oatmeal scones with maple cream.
An old favorite, I've always loved this story in book form. But now that I've listened to it in audio form, I've found new love for a childhood staple. A large cast contributes to a rich voice of characters, with the narration read by none other than the author himself. A must-listen to any fans of the Redwall-verse, and a beautifully-crafted piece of art to any connoisseur.
One of my favorite childhood stories, told by the master story teller himself, along with a Stellar cast. We get more backround of the legendary Martin the Warrior through brave Swashbuckling, the desire to see all creatures free, and the item of business that drove him to Mossflower woods.
I loved this book as a child and it was even more fun to experience it once again with all the different voices and accents. It made me feel like I was watching the old Redwall cartoons which were equally fun and inspiring. The story is vibrant, engaging and the voice acting was very entertaining.
Another terrific installment to the Redwall series, with the same top notch voice acting and narration.. but I just could NOT get around the downright creepy chapter headings! The poor woman who read out each Chapter's number sounded as though she were about to break down in tears!
In this epic tale of love and war, Martin's true backstory is revealed. It shows the events set before the book of Mossflower, and reveals how Martin became the solitary warrior that he is. Narrated by the author, the setting, characters, and plot are all exceptional. Can't recommend this entire series enough.
I vastly prefer reading words on a page to listening to a narrator and performers because I'm far less easily distracted. Nevertheless, it was spectacularly performed and I intend to listen to the next book as soon as I get another credit from Audible.
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