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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,084 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Jacques Narrator: Brian Jacques, A Full Cast Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Redwall Series Release Date: May 1990 ISBN: 9781449813383
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Mattimeo should have been named “trouble.” Always getting into mischief and quick to lose his temper, the young mouse seems an unlikely candidate to take up the great sword once wielded by the legendary Martin to defend Redwall Abbey’s peaceful way of life. But when Mattimeo and his friends are kidnapped by the fierce fox Slagar the Cruel, the bold little mouse learns that there is far more to becoming a true warrior than simply brandishing a sword. Brian Jacques’ Redwall books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rip-roaring adventure at its very best…exquisitely executed and totally bewitching…Brian Jacques, with his masterly use of lanuage and eviable talent for descriptive prose that transports the reader to the very heart of Redwall, magically weaves an epic tale breathtaking in proportion and design. Utterly addictive, Mattimeo is packed with so much color, passion, fury, and love that it will leave readers desperate for more.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Truly thrilling…a swashbuckling heroic adventure. Jacques’ realistically drawn characters are full of personality, from the most humble bankvole to the foppish, lop-eared rabbit and the vicious, backstabbing fox. The fierceness with which the Redwallers fight back to save their young lends the story credibility within the realm of the animal kingdom, while at the same time taking wonderful liberties with the imagination.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Magnificently read by the author and a full cast, the production is one of exuberant performances…Musical underscoring is used to good advantage, never distracting from Jacques’ exquisitely descriptive language or the enthusiastic performances of the cast. Thrilling storytelling.”

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  • “Jacques and a blustery crew of hammy British actors read this epic fantasy…The actors bring conviction to their roles, whether playing regal badgers, daft stoats, or furry villains, and when performing songs…[an] action-packed, humor-laced adventure.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nate | 2/18/2014

    " Better than Mossflower's plodding predictability. Still not a match for Redwall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriella Reeves | 2/14/2014

    " My favorite of the Redwall series. I like when Mattimeo fights Slager the Cruel. It was very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bcbound | 2/1/2014

    " Mattimeo Is another great book in the series, however I thought Mossflower was Way Better.....But still good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chance | 1/29/2014

    " The best in the Redwall series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/23/2014

    " Thnk goodness that Mattimeo and all the other young ones are safe. I thought that it was fitting that Mattimeo and Tess were married in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Gurri | 1/22/2014

    " Forgot that this one was a little darker than the previous two. The children get kidnapped. Colin's doing ok with it but I'm making a conscious effort to read more of the chapters in the daytime. In hindsight I would have skipped this one since the series doesn't really go in chronological order. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh | 1/19/2014

    " Awesome book! It tells the story of the son of a warrior in a wooded forest. It is amazingly heartening. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Frightful_elk | 1/8/2014

    " Much better loved when i was younger. Great for 8-10 yrs. Upon re-reading rather too obvious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/6/2014

    " as strong as his father and the loyalty of one changes to many with a villian so evil "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam | 12/19/2013

    " I loved all of ther adventure in this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/12/2013

    " For peaceful animals, the inhabitants of Redwall sure do enjoy a fight! Some lovely characters and an interesting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Miller | 12/6/2013

    " Everyone should read this series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 11/10/2013

    " What can I say except that I love Redwall? If I could go live there, I would. :-P "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tocotin | 11/9/2013

    " Sweet little book, funny characters, great food descriptions! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camille | 11/6/2013

    " Very good series for preteens. Interesting text and captivating storyline, just like the rest of Brian Jacques books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 10/10/2013

    " Entertaining and fun continuation to Redwall, with all the old and well-loved characters brought back for another round of adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 6/21/2013

    " Great, i loved it starting to get into these books, wondering what one comes next.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 3/27/2013

    " Even better than Redwall! Brian Jacques does NOT disappoint, and this book is exceptional. I've been reading it over and over since I was 12. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lexie | 3/19/2013

    " The tale of Matthias the Warrior's soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evan Leach | 1/18/2013

    " I didn't like this third Redwall book as much as the first two in the series, but it's still a strong YA novel that will please fans of the earlier books. 3.5 stars, recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/25/2012

    " A sad but heartwarming story that continues Matthias travels throughout the land of Mossflower and beyond to the old home of the founders of Redwall, Abbess Germaine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon | 9/30/2012

    " I want to say this was one of my favorite of this series. I think it was darker than the rest of them and not quite as formulaic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don Gubler | 6/2/2012

    " Still good but to me it is loosing steam for lack of novelty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/12/2012

    " this one was the first one I ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 zoe | 2/7/2012

    " This book rocks- and so does the t.v. show! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gale Ronning | 12/31/2011

    " The heros are all brave and noble and the villians are dastardly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus Reeves | 10/5/2011

    " Another marvelous book from the Redwall series. It branches wonderfully off of Brian Jacques' book Redwall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 8/23/2011

    " This is one of my favorite books in the Red Wall series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriella | 6/13/2011

    " My favorite of the Redwall series. I like when Mattimeo fights Slager the Cruel. It was very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 6/13/2011

    " Another marvelous book from the Redwall series. It branches wonderfully off of Brian Jacques' book Redwall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margo | 4/16/2011

    " Kind of long and involved, but still a fun read, and easy to read in little chunks if that's what you need. The villains are particularly rotten, the heroes are quite heroic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 3/18/2011

    " Great fiction book! If you like talking animals and blood thirsty animals then i guess this is the book forr you. Usual when a author tries to make a secual out of a really good first book it sometime s fails, but not this book. It made the first book RedWall look even better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vani | 3/13/2011

    " This is my favorite book in the Redwall series! I love it, the characters jumped from the page right into my heart. I laughed so hard i cried, I cried so hard i laughed. The book also made me hungry....deeper 'n ever pie sounds soooo good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Henry | 1/18/2011

    " It is a wonderful book. fantasy lovers look out beacause this book has everything!!!! it has everything from ants to warriors and everything in between. the story line is good with amazing skill and detail. I could see the whole picture in my head. overall this book rocks!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Book_lover | 1/9/2011

    " I did not in fact enjoy this book as much as I did the others.. I found it to be funny, yes, but truth is, I found myself not really liking Mattimeo at the begining. He strained things a lot when it came to his interactions. But, his character development was actually good and well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Noelle | 12/26/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book, even more than the first two. It made me cry right along with the characters as they struggled to keep their hopes up and get through the difficult season. "

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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.