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Redwall Audiobook

Redwall: Redwall, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Redwall was published in 1987 it catapulted author Brian Jacques to international stardom. And small wonder! This enthralling tale is jam-packed with the things we long for in a great adventure: danger, laughter, hairbreadth escapes, tragedy, mystery, a touch of wonder, a truly despicable villain, and a hero we can take to heart.

That hero is Matthias, a young mouse who must rise above his fears and failures to save his friends at Redwall Abbey. The villain is Cluny the Scourge, one of the most deliciously despicable rats of all time. The unforgettable cast of supporting characters includes the stalwart badger Constance, an irrepressible hare named Basil Stag Hare, and the elderly wisemouse Brother Methuselah.

But most of all there is Matthias, seeking his true destiny in a journey that will lead through danger and despair to true wisdom.

Don't miss any of Brian Jacques' Redwall series.

©1995 The Redwall Abbey Company, Ltd. (P)1997 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"This epic adventure contains elements of all grand quests, with heroic archetypes that will keep fans of Tolkien and King Arthur tales engaged to the final battle." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    MeiHui 06-05-16
    MeiHui 06-05-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A childhood favorite brought to life"

    This book was a favorite of mine as a kid, and this audiobook reminded me why! Great story and I loved the fact that the author was the narrator. It was great to return to Redwall Abbey during the Late Rose war with Cluny the Scourge.

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    R. Nelson Idaho 06-03-16
    R. Nelson Idaho 06-03-16
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    "Fantastic story, lackluster reading."

    I absolutely adore the story.
    It was badly marred by the performances. The accent on the characters are insulting at best. Why is the villain Russian? Most of the heroes seem to have British accents of some kind. I would have much preferred a straight reading without stereotypical accents rather than the cast production.

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    Robert 06-02-16
    Robert 06-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "an Amazing read! "

    this is my 3rd time reading it. an amazing book from start to finish!

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    Melody McMichael Crestview, fl United States 05-12-16
    Melody McMichael Crestview, fl United States 05-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Cast is perfect"

    The cast reading this has by far been my favorite of any audiobook! It was a fun book that I'd been meaning to read forever

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    Paige R Carrell 04-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The start of an incredible journey."

    Redwall is the first book in the series, and that does nothing to hold it back. It tells the incredible story of Mathias, a brother of Redwall Abbey. Many beloved characters are introduced, and the development of these characters, as well as the story, is masterfully don't by Jacques. Highly recommend exploring the series, it's among the best fantasy ever written.

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    Jeff Arlington, VA 04-07-16
    Jeff Arlington, VA 04-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Enjoyed it just as much as when I was a kid"

    I read the first few books in this series back when I was a kid. A rush of nostalgia convinced me to give this one a listen. It holds up very well, and I enjoyed it still now, 20 years later. Actually a surprising amount of action and death for a children's book. But very well written, great detail and description in the text.

    The full cast production was great, all of the actors did a good job and embodied the characters well. Admittedly I did find Maitthias' voice a bit grating, but again, it did feel true to the character.

    Overall I was entertained listening to this book, and imaging a world again where mice fought off rats and weasels. Brought me back to my time as a middle schooler, and it was a great adventure once again.

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    Danielle D. San Francisco Bay Area 04-05-16
    Danielle D. San Francisco Bay Area 04-05-16 Member Since 2014

    i have a somewhat eclectic taste in books, but it all boils down to a great love a excellent story telling :)

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    "Nostalgia... Oh the nostalgia"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Redwall to be better than the print version?

    I do miss the smell of the newsprint pages and the weight of the book itself; but this was a great performance. I was captivated by every word; every voice and sound effect only made the action more real in my mind's eye. I haven't been so entertained in a long while.


    What other book might you compare Redwall to and why?

    The Harry Potter Series. There's a certain level of magic and time travel that Redwall maintains without actual magicians and wizards. But the fact that both are epic Hero adventure stories definitely rewards the reader/listener with an exciting point of view.


    What does Brian Jacques and Full Cast bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The sound effects and voices really deepen the experience. Hearing voices in my own head may make me sound crazy, but hear these voices in this setting allows me to travel to Mossflower.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could if I would and I will when I can.


    Any additional comments?

    No, no thank you.

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    Rob Allen 04-02-16
    Rob Allen 04-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Truly Magnificent "

    World class performance. Deep and moving story and characters. I get an error message if I write less than 20 words in this review, so I guess Audible would like to start paying me for my time :-)

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    Sarah Tehuiotoa 03-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent"

    though i'm slightly biased, i love all of brian jacques' books. i mostly enjoy the masterful readings and music of the audio version, but t would be nothing without the masterful writings.

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    Matthew 02-10-16
    Matthew 02-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Good memories"

    My sister used to read this series to us growing up with her own inflections and voices for each character and race it was nice to see this book dramatized. Some volume and back ground noise but overall okay.

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