Mossflower

Narrated by: Brian Jacques, Full Cast
Series: Redwall, Book 0
Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,176 ratings)

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Visit the magical animal world of Brian Jacques in this thrilling prequel to Redwall. Long before the abbey of Redwall is built, the land is known simply as Mossflower, a lush woodland and happy home to all. That is, until Tsarmina, a cruel wildcat queen who demands obedience and offers the castle's dungeon to those who defy her, comes along. Brian Jacques' tales of courageous heroes and deliciously hateful villains have captivated countless readers.
Don't miss any of Brian Jacques' Redwall series.
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Fantastic listening

My children (ages 8 and 11) and I are veterans of children's audiobooks, and we have truly enjoyed the first three books of this series. It has the right mix of adventure, fun and swashbuckling to keep their interest high throughout. We will hold Mossflower near and dear to our hearts as the introduction to this wonderful world of stories.

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A GREAT story.

I've read these books before, but listening to them is a whole new adventure! I love the voices, they really animate everything. I adore these stories and will continue to download them and enjoy every bit of listening to them.

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Doesn't disappoint

Mossflower, like the rest of the Redwall books, is a fun story to listen to. You might enjoy it as much as your children.

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Wildly varying recorded levels!

What did you love best about Mossflower?

The story and characters (as throughout the Redwall series) are wonderful, and the performers are topnotch.

What did you like best about this story?

It has satisfying ups and downs and a satisfying conclusion. I also like the combination of realism and humor Jacques includes in his books.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Multiple narrators: all excellent,

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Dunno, and I hate taglines for films anyway. Perhaps, "Never underestimate the Woodlanders!"

Any additional comments?

Yes, one BIG one: the recorded levels throughout the production are extreme, to say the least. I was always diving for the volume control because I either a) couldn't hear what was being said, or b) was wincing because of the extreme loudness. Certain characters were worse in this regard than others, such as always too soft or always too loud and shrill--Tsarmina, especially--but even the narrator, who you'd think would be at a consistent level throughout the production, was at times near-inaudible and at others louder than was comfortable (more diving for the volume control!). I hate to be so blunt, but it's a rather poor production, technically speaking. The first book in the series was not like this, and I'm hoping that the 3rd book in the series is more like that one, that is, with recorded levels more consistent throughout.

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I wanted to le this more than I did

I've wanted to read this series since I learned about it in elementary school! Each time I started to read it, it was too difficult to understand. In the 80's or 90's the was a cartoon about it that was better, but slow moving. I think after listening to this a few more times I might understand most of it.
The English accents give me trouble, and the narrator's tone was too... soothing. Maybe if I both read and heard the book I could follow along better.
That said, I'll probably get Red Wall at some point.

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Stick With It!

Mossflower starts off with a bit of world building and character introduction that had me questioning just how epic this story would be. By hour 2 I was hooked and enjoying with amazement the detailed tale being told. It is long but entertaining throughout.

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a wonderful presentation with a great storyline

The narrators are great. they made the story come alive. it was a wonderful fun read. I recommend it for all ages.

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Listening to a cast of voices is fantastic

The story is good and entertaining, but the performances by the cast is great. All the different voices make the characters feel that much more real.

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Audio is troublesome.

Had to adjust speed and volume frequently to understand the garbled speech and shouting, screeching and whispered dialog. The print books are wonderful and the Stuart Blinder audio of Redwall is certainly worth the investment of both time and $$$$. Would LOVE to have him do the other books!!!!

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Best Redwall novel

By far the best novel in the series. A real masterpiece of the genre.