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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)

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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 2016
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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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    Nancy Johnstown, PA, United States 11-12-15
    Nancy Johnstown, PA, United States 11-12-15

    I'm a retired retail exec and have taken up my love of quilting as a retirement vocation. I devour audiobooks as I sew. Love it. Picture is of me and my BFF, Bill. 2013

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    "I was wrong!"

    A few months ago I rated this poorly and commented that an author shouldn't narrate his own work. I've gone back and just finished Redwall...what the heck was I smokin'? This is an outstanding work. I've read 'em all, but this is done Soooooo well. I'm really pleased and enjoyed it; so I guess I'll just have to buy all of the series! Yay.

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    Jose Rea 10-30-15
    Jose Rea 10-30-15
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    "loved it"

    It's always great when you have multiple people doing the narration also the book was great from start to finish

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    Sam Fredericks 09-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Could not finish"

    I was looking forward something light and fun after a chain of serious novels and Redwall looked just the thing. However, the voice acting for many of the characters is very cartoonish and annoying. The story itself has been extremely mediocre over half way through.

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    Ed 08-13-15
    Ed 08-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic tale"

    lots of action,adventure, laughs and plenty of evil rats! well worth the purchase. enjoy my friends!

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    Mairead O'Sullivan Washington, DC United States 07-17-15
    Mairead O'Sullivan Washington, DC United States 07-17-15
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    "Annoying voice acting; great story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The title covers it: the story is fantastic, but many of the voices in the cast are supremely irritating. Abbot Mortimer sounds like a bad imitation of John Cleese's Nearly Headless Nick. Matthias isn't bad, but he has a tendency to put pauses in bizarre places, which gets old. As he is the main character, this wears quickly.


    What other book might you compare Redwall to and why?

    It's a pretty generic hero story, with the minor exception that the hero's a mouse. It has a lot of the same feel as Star Wars (innocent hero embracing an unexpected destiny, gaining friends and learning his own identity in the process).


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

    NOPE. It was one of my favorite books as a child, I still re-read it occasionally as an adult, and I couldn't STAND the audio version past Chapter 3. I tried, but argh.

    But hey, I listened to those three chapters in one sitting. Does that count?


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    Kelid 07-09-15
    Kelid 07-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "The fake accents were distracting."

    I liked this book as a child, but when I got the audible version, the performance of the voice actors was distracting. The thick, fake accents and the overly dramatic utterances made it difficult. It's better in book form.

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    C. Kaufmann Portland, OR 06-13-15
    C. Kaufmann Portland, OR 06-13-15 Member Since 2013

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    "EPICNESS"

    The most epic epic that I have ever read It is so cool I just love it

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