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.
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"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)
Yes,i would. The narrators are so good and there is a lot of action.
How Matthias is so brave agenst cluny the scourge.
It is easy to understand the different people and it is fun to listen to the their voices.
When Basil stag hair tricked the rats I laughed so hard.
I originally read "Redwall" during a difficult period of my childhood. The animals of Mossflower gave me a second home to escape to as I struggled through life and a series of hospital visits. Matthias' strength and determination inspired me.
I've always enjoyed "full cast" readings, reminding me of the days of old radio dramas. I find them more engaging than just a standard reading, but a lot of audiobooks don't seem to do them anymore.
The fact that Brian Jacques reads his own work is a special treat for me, considering Mr. Jacques passed from this world in 2011. Having that small part of him linger on in connection with his work will continue to make this book and the entire Redwall series a special part of my life and my library.
Freshly graduated from college and working hard to figure out what my next step will be. Books and stories are my escape from the world.
Brain Jacques has given the world one of the best written and engaging tales of love, compassion and team work. The woodland creatures present an amazing set of morals within stories that can hold anyone's attention start to finish. The full production cast can throw you for a loop if you are used to a single reader but by the end of the story you will be well used to in and appreciate the entire production immensely! I am an avid reader and listener too many kinds of fiction on a daily basis and it all stems from reading these books as child with my parents. Every family should introduce these stories to their children as early as possible.
This book has tremendous value for young people thinking about the church today! Redwall will inspire children of all ages including adults to find their place in the church and defend the community from attackers! Terrific cast of characters, great humor, a sword quest, discovery, intrigue, battle-- it's all here!I actually cried when Matthias takes his stand!
The sense of discovery in finding the sword.
many of the characters are done to a T. Proper emphasis.
this book is very enjoyable for adults, but for young people between nine and 12--excellent!
Absolutely fantastic! I bought all the Redwall series books available for my Aunt who has Parkenson's disease and can no long hold a book to read. When I put the ear phoones in her ears and turned on the first book, the look on her face was priceless! Thanks to everyone responsible for making these books available on audible. We both enjoyed reading them in book form, many many times, and now my aunt can again enjoy them!
Excellent story with great characters. Was suprised by the level of violence so I would not recomend this for kids younger than twelve or so. Some of the voice actors in this audio book are exellent while others are more amateurish.
In reference to the person who gave this two stars, Redwall is not a story for children, nor is it a story for squeamish adults. There is violence throughout and anyone who buys this for their children will be shocked by the acts of violence. Redwall is, however, an excellent story full of interesting characters, a rich tapestry if adventure, friendship and courage. The two star review claims that Redwall is a disappointment similar to Watership Down. That would imply of course that Watership Down is anything less than stellar literature. Of course the plight of the animals in Adams story is bleak, and of course many of the characters meet violent ends, but what else is life for an animal if not short, violent, and bleak. As far as Redwall is concerned, the story demonstrates the turbulent life of medieval monks, the despicable nature of warlords, and the harshness if the animal kingdom. Even O'Brien's beloved Mrs. Frisky is confronted with despicable tyrants and violent upheaval. In that story, almost the entire population of mice who escape NIMH are killed in a horrifying moment by a blast of ventilated air. Furthermore, most beloved fables are terrible and violent. Does the flippant grasshopper nit starve to death while the diligent ant lives on through the lean winter months? Reality is not a carefully censored and adequately anti-violent Disney film. The mice at Redwall abbey live and die, sometimes their death is violent, sometimes quiet. And the heroes if Redwall are also capable of the same brutality and arrogance as the rats who lay siege on their precious home. Rats and mice, owls and shrews, foxes and death adders do not live together in harmony in the wild so then why should the same animals live as one when civilized by the fiction writer? Redwall is for adults, plain and simple, and anyone who would criticize an adult oriented novel for it's stark portrayal of life and death obviously needs to consider that some might have evolved sensibilities.
I read this book several years ago in print. I enjoyed it then. This audio version makes it come even more to life.
The characters are all believable and have personalities. They are not just some cardboard cutout. You forget at times that they are mice and rats and other woodland critters. It is a very heartwarming tale for young and old alike. A great family read or an enjoyable way to pass the time.
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