Redwall: Redwall, Book 1 (Unabridged)
by Brian Jacques
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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.
It costs more for a good reason!
It costs more because this version is narrated by the author and the characters are played by the 'full cast'. We have the same combination for the book Mossflower, and it is wonderful. Worth the extra three bucks!! My boys, ages 4 and 7, are enthralled by these books...especially the 7 year old. The characters are fabulous and even more so when they are carried from book to book in some way or another. Truly a great series of novels.
Brings back memories...
I remember listening to this as a little girl back when all we had was cassette tapes. It's still as good now as it was then. Rest in peace, Brian Jacques. May your legacy live on forever in the hearts and minds of your fans and followers everywhere.