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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Jacques Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Series Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9781440796319
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Author of the beloved Redwall series, Brian Jacques is one of the most popular fantasy authors in the world, with over forty million books in print. This New York Times bestseller will impress listeners with its original twist on the legend of the ghost ship, the Flying Dutchman. The Flying Dutchman is cursed to sail the seven seas for all eternity without rest. The two innocent castaways, a young mute boy named Neb and his dog, Denmark, are washed overboard from the hoary yacht and end up on the seashore of a cozy, yet endangered English village. With the help of the townsfolk, Neb and Denmark solve riddles and search for the buried secrets that can save the village and its people. A brilliant departure from the Redwall series, this novel will undoubtedly satisfy longtime Jacques fans and newcomers alike. This audiobook features a wonderful narration by the author and a full cast at the BBC studios. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jacques’ fans will be tickled by the characters’ goofy slapstick regardless of their genus.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The palette of British Isle accents, from Scottish brogue to Irish lilt and British aristocrat, helps sustain interest and atmosphere. This dramatized presentation enhances a complex adventure tale.” 

    Booklist

  • “Jacques is a masterful storyteller, keeping the listener’s rapt attention with vocal inflections and vivid characterizations. Additional readers add variety and color at every turn of events.”  

    AudioFile

  • “Legend and magical elements enliven this melodramatic and sentimental tale, which will undoubtedly be beloved by Redwall fans.”  

    Kirkus Reviews

  • USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 An amazing person-aka-B | 1/28/2014

    " Really good book. Get's you hooked in and has a great story line. Is appropriate for just about anyone and is quite entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karaline Everett | 1/22/2014

    " I loved this book it was about a boy who was on the flying duchman when it became cursed but because he was just a boy, he was cast of the ship befor it was curesed to sail the sea forever. but it had a price he to will live forever and wander the world like an angel helping people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen K | 1/21/2014

    " The book starts with the story of the Flying Dutchman through the eyes of a boy and a dog. After the castaways' fate is established, it goes on with two stories of what happens on their 'eternal journey'. I enjoyed the book, although it did drag a bit here and there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatiana | 1/18/2014

    " It was amazing and intence. \ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 1/17/2014

    " An enjoyable read. Jacques writes as descriptive as ever, with his characteristic humour. It was very interesting to read a pirate-themed book with such unique characters and twists on the known piratey realm. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 1/15/2014

    " I was sadly disappointed in this offering from Jacques. I love his Redwall series, so I picked this up with some high expectations. The audience was obviously for a younger age, most notably in the moralizing narration. The main characters were more saccharine than endearing, and I was disappointed that they were off the Flying Dutchman so quickly. I have to assume that the ship comes back into play at some point in the novel, otherwise what's the point? I listened to 3 hours of the audio version before I decided to move on. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alfredo Minero | 1/14/2014

    " PESIMO!!! DE FLOJERA NO PASA NADA, PREDECIBLE, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/3/2014

    " I really think that the idea for the book, was a very creative idea. I really liked the book. It was an amazing book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 11/25/2013

    " I tried reading sequal to this book, but the story didn't seem nearly as interesting. That may have been because my dad read the first one to me, and he is very good at reading aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Polly | 11/20/2013

    " A boy is brought onto a ship called the Flying Dutchman. He can't talk and the crew doesn't like him. The ship is cursed to sail the earth forever. The boy and the dog are saved by being washed to the shore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammie (certified bed reader) | 11/10/2013

    " Read with my niece. She says, "Aunt Tammie, tell everyone to read this book 'Like now!'" LOL! You heard the girl -- if you're looking for a fun, fantasy, adventure, then this book is for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Finvarra Penn | 10/2/2013

    " Brian Jacques is a good writer of more than just small animal stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Taylar Kent | 8/21/2013

    " This won't be long! I love this book! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thera~ Rescuing you from sanity~ Dagorlin | 6/29/2013

    " Definitely worth reading again. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MommaLaura | 6/9/2013

    " I loved the Redwall series, but this is completely different. Wonderful book. You'll love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shruti | 4/16/2013

    " a really good book. must read for pirate lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica! | 3/18/2013

    " Ignore the fact that it reads like a Redwall book with real people, and revel in the adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/22/2013

    " It's weird that the boy and dog can never die. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lionel | 9/29/2012

    " There's no denying Brian Jacques is an excellent storyteller. The description in this book was brilliant as was the storyline. The underlying plot of the Flying Dutchman is brilliant as well. Great book about two do-gooders! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cecelia | 1/8/2012

    " I thought it was wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johnny B | 12/13/2011

    " Interesting story with some twists and turns in the beginning but a final destination that is clear from about halfway through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 9/17/2011

    " I thought this book was beautiful. Ben thought it was a little slow, maybe I was in the mood for a slow book, but wonderfully written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 8/13/2011

    " Best book ever! The beginning of chapter 37 is my favorite part! don't read if you get scared easily. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 7/5/2011

    " This is a really good book. ummm this is the first book i really liked and finished "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Victoria Katherine | 5/27/2011

    " Wonderful story. I wanted to go with Neb and Ben on their journeys "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iahak | 5/19/2011

    " i absolutely loved this book. i cried at the end because i wished there was more. Jacques portrays a young boy and a stray dog in this haunting novel. this book showed the trials and hardships this pair went through. tears come to my eyes just thinking about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina | 4/11/2011

    " An enjoyable read. Jacques writes as descriptive as ever, with his characteristic humour. It was very interesting to read a pirate-themed book with such unique characters and twists on the known piratey realm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 4/3/2011

    " From the author of the famed Redwall series, Brian Jacques brings us a new story that's not of medieval animals, but just as exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eleanor | 2/3/2011

    " wonderful tale of an immortal unable to find peace... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 1/25/2011

    " Ignore the fact that it reads like a Redwall book with real people, and revel in the adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liza | 1/3/2011

    " This was an awesome book. It was really vivid and It gave me a chill-thrill reading it. I thoroughly enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tristram | 12/21/2010

    " This was the first Brian Jacques book that I've read. I really liked it! "

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About the Author
Author Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques has had many professions, including longshoreman, truck driver, and folk singer. In addition to the vast readership he has earned with his Redwall novels, Brian has earned a devoted army of listeners with his weekly radio program on BBC Merseyside. For this recording Brian himself leads a full cast of actors in bringing to life the adventures of the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey.