Downloadable Audiobook - 2011 | Unabridged
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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
Publisher: [New York] : Listening Library ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2011, 2003
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780739349878
Additional Contributors: Jacques, Brian
Ingram Digital (Firm)


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
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.
10 years old

Jul 10, 2017

This was a very exciting book for my kids. I have 2 girls and I wasn't sure if they'd enjoy it because there is a lot of action, strategy, lore and mystery in this novel. It was a very well loved story filled with heroics by "boy" and "girl" characters!

Feb 03, 2015

One of the best books, series ever written. Enjoyable for all ages. I started the series at 38, and have read and listened to all that he wrote before he passed away. Brian Jacques was brilliant when it came to character creation, storyline building, and just enough humor and sadness to make you crave for more. He will be sorely missed.

Jul 29, 2014

My son was recommended to read this book in grade 3. I am very grateful to the teacher who made this suggestion as developed a strong love of reading from this series and enjoyed each book equally as they were released. They teach a lot of good values and are well written. He read these books (along with many others) at least up to the age of 12 or 13.

Dec 30, 2013

This book didn't really resonate with me. Certainly it's written for a younger audience, but I never felt myself become excited or anxious for the characters.

lakevilla_IDOL Feb 18, 2013

This was a very good book considering that it was the first book in this series. I liked all of the fighting parts and also all of the action packed parts in the book. Also I liked how brave Matthias was in helping deffend the city of Redwall. Cluny the Scourge is one of the most evil charaters out of all of these books from the Redwall series.

Padawan_OLaina Sep 05, 2011

The voices that he does are cool but I prefer to imagine what they are in my head. But I am interested on what the sparrows, hares and moles will sound like (and the animals in the other books).


Add Age Suitability
Oct 21, 2017

Sophia_the_Owl thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at ACLib

To Top