Redwall : Redwall

  • by Brian Jacques
  • Narrated by Stuart Blinder
  • Series: Redwall
  • 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge, the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the abbey's tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall. This dazzling story in the Redwall series is packed with wit, wisdom, humor, and blood-curdling adventure, but has the added bonus of taking the listener to the heart and soul of Redwall Abbey and the characters who live there.


What the Critics Say

"This epic adventure contains elements of all grand quests, with heroic archetypes that will keep fans of Tolkein and King Arthur tales engaged to the final battle." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very good narration, but author's version better

Redwall is a great series, and this first book is something our whole family enjoys. I won't go into detail about the story but save my comments for the audio. Stuart Blinder offers up a very good version at a good price. I have listened to the version narrated by the author in its entirety, and it is better, but it's also quite a bit more expensive. Stuart Blinder's version is also a bit easier to understand for those not used to the author's more pronounced local accent (which I find charming). Brian Jacques's "Cluny" voice is far better than Stuart Blinder's, and if you can splurge, go for that version.
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- Claire

Missing Magic

I'm an old goat who loves kid's Harry
Potter, Lord of the Rings, books where the writer's
pen becomes, itself, a magic wand, capable of transporting even an old man like me, into a new
and brilliant creation.
This is not one of those books. There is no magic
flowing from the author's word processor. It wasn't poor narration, bad plotting, or grating
style that caused me to stop listening after
several chapters. Pure and simple, this book
must be for very little children at the Peter
Rabbit level of comprehension or it was just
too, too trite. I don't know how an adult could
read it for his or her own pleasure. Reading it
as a bedtime story to a 6 year old, yes. Except
that there's maybe more violence than a 6 year
old needs to be exposed to.

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- neil

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-29-2007
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible