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Download The Angel's Command: A Tale from the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Angels Command: A Tale from the Castaways of the Flying Dutchman (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Brian Jacques
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,872 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Jacques Narrator: Brian Jacques and Full Cast Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling novelist Brian Jacques, creator of the beloved Redwall books and one of the most popular children's authors in the world, delivers the second rousing escapade from his Castaways of the Flying Dutchman series. This time around, the immortal Ben and Ned are high in the Pyrenees Mountains, where they make new allies and fight to save a man from a legendary tribe strong in the black arts. Download and start listening now!

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaleb | 2/20/2014

    " I thought that this book was to boring for me but I a mend this to people that would like adventre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elaine | 2/19/2014

    " I had this during my sophomore year when we were required to have this for our book report. It didn't cross my mind that I'll be loving this book. This is one of my favorites. An immortal child with his talking dog as his best friend... This book gave me adventure. Oh gosh, reminiscing it all makes me want to re-read it again :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 2/16/2014

    " Very interesting, I almost gave it a 4. :) It was (probably) written for 'younger' kids, so it was kinda slightly lame.lol :P "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 7thai_veronica | 2/12/2014

    " I think this was better than the prequel. Although the plotline is pretty predictable, I still enjoyed the book. Ben and Ned face great danger to bring happiness to two other people. They are aided by a group of friends. Although this book has some religious ties, it doesnt take over the entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 1/26/2014

    " A great adventure story! Brian Jacques is a very clever writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/25/2014

    " Let's get one thing strait; I love Brian Jacques. As in LOVE. And when you love something or someone, you tend to be pretty forgiving of its/their faults. That being said, I really didn't enjoy this book or it's predecessor Castaways of the Flying Dutchman, nearly as much as I enjoy Jacques' Redwall series. It seems as if, in this series, all the faults present in the Redwall books have been magnified. One of the big problems in this one is the lack of a real sense of peril. The villains are so ridiculous that you never truly fear them. Now, of course this is a young adult novel, so Jacques would want to keep anything truly frightening to a minimum. But still, even if I were reading this as twelve year old, I'd feel as if I was being patronized. And it seems as if one of the good guys is always in the right place at the right time, or knows someone who was at the right place at the right time, and overheard the villains plotting and scheming, and so they know not to meet at the belltower at ten o'clock like they planned, because so-and-so is going to be there. And everyone the main characters meet is a good old soul, who takes to them immediately and is willing to go out of their way to help them, or is bad, and they instinctively know it and avoid him/her. Also, and again, this is probably because it's intended for a young audience, all the characters are either Good and Pure, or Evil and Devious. There's a very clear cut Good vs. Evil theme, and I truly believe that people in the YA category can handle the "shades of gray" element that is in a lot of adult fare. I feel very let down. And even though I'm already halfway through the next book, after this I'm sticking to Redwall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lucy | 1/18/2014

    " The writing was more tolerable than the first, but the storytelling didn't really improve. I'm sad, he used to be my favorite author back when I read the Redwall books :( "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thera~ Rescuing you from sanity~ Dagorlin | 1/8/2014

    " My rating says it all. The book was entertaining, alot more developed than the first, and quite hair-raising in places. I found it amazing that Ben still had those dreams about the Dutchman... riveting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bekah | 1/1/2014

    " My second ever Brian Jacques book...and it won't be my last. The story is divided in two parts, the first part being a rollicking swashbuckling adventure, with a rather bittersweet ending. The second part picks up right where the first one leaves off, and is a fun twisting adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe Gaskill | 12/31/2013

    " The second book with Ben and Ned was truly enjoyable as well. This time the story dealt with swashbuckling pirates and gypsies in the Pyrenees. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johann | 12/19/2013

    " I love this like the previous and while the jokes are kinda lame, overall this is a great boys adventure story overall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma the Dork | 12/10/2013

    " very good action, fast paced, and humorous. loved it. but i gotta say, it makes the main characters (ben and ned) seem really cold hearted and inhuman when they just ditch everything like that. but still good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 11/14/2013

    " I'm fairly certain that I made it through this book. It sort of left off where The Flying Dutchman stopped in terms of how bored I was while trying to read it. It's an interesting story and I really don't want to say anything bad about it, but for whatever reason it just didn't work for me at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 11/7/2013

    " I didn't like this as much as the Flying Dutchman, it contains 2 different stories in a regular size book, so I don't think they were as well developed as they could have been, but it is still quite good! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabi (Sherlockian; My Middle Name Is Eccentric) | 10/31/2013

    " I liked this one much better than the first. I guess the story was more engaging, instead of the riddles the first book had, that one seemed a lot like Redwall. Whole new story here though, very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah W | 10/30/2013

    " I listened to the audio version of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/15/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book mostly because of the friendship between the dog and boy. They trust each other so greatly that they wouldn't ever question the others word on anything. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Desi | 1/22/2013

    " This book was good but was really slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 1/17/2013

    " The best of the trilogy. Brian jacques did really good on this one. Ben and Ned are as great as ever and the new characters are likable. The ending has a fantasy twist to it that the other's don't "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lara Lleverino | 12/27/2012

    " The 2nd in the series. It was great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zbro | 11/28/2012

    " meh i found some inaccuracies in this book and "Voyage of the Slaves "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max Reeser | 11/11/2012

    " This was a great book, it was very original and meaningful, not to mention christian.(which is refreshing) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geneviève | 6/3/2012

    " Always trust a mind-talking dog. Always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 5/30/2012

    " So far it is good there are tomany names right now that I get confused but it is getting good!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/24/2012

    " Awesome second installment to the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 1/27/2012

    " Part of a new young adult series by the author of the Redwall Series. I picked it up primarily because the Redwall series was far and away my favorite set of books when i was younger, and I enjoyed reading this and the other books in the new series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 zoe | 9/8/2011

    " This kid has got to be one of the coolest kids ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara Phillips | 7/22/2011

    " Light, clean reading. Probably geared toward teenagers, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/24/2011

    " I love Brian Jaques's writing style; it's very sophisticated. His tale is of adventure and magic; I was always eager to see what Ben and Ned would do next. A very enjoyable story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryana | 5/5/2011

    " See review for "Castaways of the Flying Dutchman" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/2/2011

    " Light, clean reading. Probably geared toward teenagers, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia | 3/17/2011

    " Very interesting, I almost gave it a 4. :) It was (probably) written for 'younger' kids, so it was kinda slightly lame.lol :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/24/2011

    " Awesome second installment to the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 zoe | 12/15/2010

    " This kid has got to be one of the coolest kids ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/7/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book mostly because of the friendship between the dog and boy. They trust each other so greatly that they wouldn't ever question the others word on anything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thor | 10/18/2010

    " I personally love sea adventure stories and I loved this series. The relationship between the boy and his dog is something to marvel at as they travel through the ages. And I enjoyed how the boy and his dog helped people on their journies. good read :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/12/2010

    " I love Brian Jaques's writing style; it's very sophisticated. His tale is of adventure and magic; I was always eager to see what Ben and Ned would do next. A very enjoyable story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 alltheromans | 5/23/2010

    " Always trust a mind-talking dog. Always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johann | 12/20/2009

    " I love this like the previous and while the jokes are kinda lame, overall this is a great boys adventure story overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 10/9/2009

    " So far it is good there are tomany names right now that I get confused but it is getting good!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max | 10/6/2009

    " This was a great book, it was very original and meaningful, not to mention christian.(which is refreshing) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace | 10/2/2009

    " A great adventure story! Brian Jacques is a very clever writer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaleb | 10/2/2009

    " I thought that this book was to boring for me but I a mend this to people that would like adventre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma the Dork | 7/13/2009

    " very good action, fast paced, and humorous. loved it. but i gotta say, it makes the main characters (ben and ned) seem really cold hearted and inhuman when they just ditch everything like that. but still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 7/9/2009

    " It's about a boy and his dog who join a pirate ship, which is being chased by another pirate ship and a privateer. It is adventurous and interesting. "

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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.