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A shadow has fallen on the shore of the Eastern sea, a shadow called Marshank. In this cold stone fortress, a stoat named Badrang holds dozens of innocent creatures as slaves, part of his scheme to build an empire where he will rule as unquestioned tyrant.  

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

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A Fireside Tale for all Ages

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.
Delightful!

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Return to Childhood, with a Smile

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.

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Another masterpiece.

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.

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My first in the series

I appreciates books in a certain order so I put this one as my 1 in the Redwall books. Jacques is wonderful with all of his characters rhymes, and locations. Having a group of actors portray the characters while he is the narrator is Jacques is perfect. The only jarring note in this book is the voice supplying calling the chapters. So out of context and almost depressing.
I have read all the books 3 tomes and I’m on my second go round of audio. Not all books are on audio.

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Great book!

I really liked this story. It has some plot twists but it’s very predictable.I liked that it was being told as a story by other characters.

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Yet another great read/listen!

Brian Jacques just has a way of putting you right there and in the action as if you were one of the characters in the stories. When you close your eyes and listen, the way he describes everything, you can see exactly what he's talking about. You can almost feel and smell the surroundings and when he describes all the food, you can also smell the fragrances wafting from the kitchen and dining areas. Sometimes I have to keep reminding myself that it's not real and become aware of where I really am, even though I can wish I were really in the story with the characters...unless you happen to be with the ore slaves, etc..

They say that the Redwall series is a childrens fantasy, I believe that they can also be classified as an adult fantasy as well. After all, you really are as old as you feel in your heart and soul, right? Just because you pass a certain age, it doesn't mean that you are required to wear adult diapers and stop enjoying the nicer things in life!

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Loved it!

the full cast voicing makes it a ton of fun to listen to. I love Brian Jaques. the story is both heartwarming and tragic.

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A Great Listen!!!

Martin the warrior is an engaging and fun story to which the whole family can listen and enjoy! Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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very funny adventure

I listened to redwall before hearing this book, and this book was very funny. the rabbit in each book sounded and acted far to similarly, but everything else was quite different. the story was very well thought out. the actor's brought the characters to life. the plot was a little forced, but it worked out in the end. the jokes were very cute, and it made the redwall book sound boring in comparison. a great listen for adults and children. however, the person reading the chapter numbers was distracting... I was honestly waiting to see if she would crock it the middle of announcing a chapter.

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Fun but Sad!

I think it was great but I think they could of found a happier ending!