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.
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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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
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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