Redwall

Redwall

Book One, The Wall

Audiobook CD - 1997
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When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, p1997.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780307281746
0307281744
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (ca. 10 hr., 43 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Maher, Billy
Alternative Title: Wall.

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CMLibrary_DJeffrey Apr 08, 2021

If you like woodland creatures with swords and entire chapters dedicated to food, look no further.

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Irzabeta
Dec 29, 2020

This is my second read of Redwall. I read the first one in 2013, but was drawn to it again as comfort food during the hot mess that is 2020. I adore books with little animals as characters.

I plan on reading the rest of the series this time so I sincerely hope the stories improve. While I love the world, there were many stereotypes (looking at you, Basil Stag Hare, what, what!). I found the hero characters to be rather bland and the humor quite unfunny. So many characters started laughing at the most lame jokes. And Matthias the main mouse character? Not much character development. He had a hero's journey on paper in terms of trials, tribulations, tests, etc. but the guy basically transitioned from a goofy novice to acting like a warrior within just the first few pages of the book.

On the other hand, I really enjoyed the villains. Cluny the Scourge! Asmodeus Poisonteeth! Old Sela the Fox and her son Chickenhound! And what about these great rat names like Darkclaw, Scumnose, and, my personal favorite, Cheesethief!

There were more deaths and cruelty here than I expected too, but nothing too shocking that will depress anyone. This is no Watership Down, thank god!

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Wolfesdoxies
Oct 02, 2020

Absolutely fantastic rendition.

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pranaav_chennai
Jul 31, 2020

In a world where humans don’t exist, and animals have gained the intelligence needed to make buildings and communities, there is a renowned abbey of mice named Redwall. The mice that live there are dedicated to healing and sheltering those who pass by. But far away, a rat warlord named Cluny the Scourge approaches, leaving a trail of death, destruction, and slavery in his wake. He has heard rumors of the riches and prosperity of the abbey and has gathered a horde to conquer it. The woodlanders inside must somehow find a way to defend their homes and families against this new scourge.

What I liked about this book is the world-building that goes on. Each setting and character is lavishly described, making this book and its series more memorable. The plot may be somewhat hackneyed in places during this book, but certain characters add to it in such a way that it becomes more engaging to the reader.

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paintedrose
Mar 12, 2020

this is one of my favorite books.

your are so wrong 12blue great book

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21221018293347
Mar 29, 2019

And back to Redwall!! An exciting series.

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MoonQueen
Mar 13, 2019

To do NOT like this book. It is so predictable! The story is how Cluny is going to kill them all, so the mouse has to go and find the sword so he can kill him. It was so obvious that this was going to happen! I did not enjoy the novel at all. There was so much death, bad words, and it made no sense. The moles talked is some weird language so I could not understand what they were saying most of the time. The store is useless and is just pure filler. I disliked this story GREATLY!

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silverwolf15
Oct 31, 2018

I'm in love with this book series.What's better than talking animals,adventure,humor,bravery and family! Brian Jacques is a amazing writer. Eulaliaaaa!! Redwalllll!!

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JanaEads
Oct 05, 2017

I listened to this book in the car with my family, Mom, Dad, and my 4 sisters. I enjoyed how methuselah is joking with Matthias and Constance at the dinner table. What challenged me was how Methuselah was always so kind and how he sacrificed his life to stop a thief, And how Matthias is always destroying evil. One of the lessons in this book is that you should never look for trouble. Another is you should listen to your elders. Another is that you should only defend not attack. The last lesson is make good friends and you can help people against any enemy from a horde of rats to a poisonous adder. This book can make you feel sad, happy, thrilled, terrified, and revengeful. The two last lessons are that you should try to be just and loving and the second one is that you may always hatch up a plan but it may not always be the best. I loved this book and hope you do too.
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Apr 30, 2014

Violence: this book is a 9 and up book

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