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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,814 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: April 1996 ISBN: 9781449813277
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Joseph the Bellmaker is troubled. It has been four seasons since his warrior-mouse daughter, Mariel, and her companion, Dandin, set off from Redwall to fight evil in Mossflower. Nothing has been heard of them since. Then one night, in a dream, the legendary Martin the Warrior comes to the Bellmaker with a mysterious message. Clearly, Mariel and Dandin are in grave danger. Joseph and four Redwallers set off at once to aid them. As they push over land and sea, they cannot know the terrible threats they face: the impossible Foxwolf, Urgan Nagru, his mate Silvamord, and their vicious rat hordes. Can the impetuous sailor-otter Finbarr Galedeep help them cross the sea? What is the mystery of Roaringburn? And most important, will the Bellmaker and his companions arrive in time to help Mariel and Dandin?

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Bellmaker fairly boils over with passion, intrigue, and adventure. A true page-turner, the heat is immediately turned to high, and never cools until the close of the very last chapter. Brian Jacques’ skill lies in creating fantastical yet believable characters, placing them in an extraordinary yet convincing setting and then letting loose with a flood of imagination that takes the breath away.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Action aplenty…Comic relief—as well as a touch of tragedy—is provided by a pair of uncouth and piratical rats as a seemingly endless stream of cliff-hangers and dazzling combat winds its way through lovingly described forest feasts. The author must be commended for creating a world of equal-opportunity adventuring, in which female creatures can be just as courageous (or as diabolical) as their male counterparts.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The expected deeds of derring-do and the violent battle action also are present, as are the warmth, the endearing dialectical dialogue, and the established line between good and evil as represented by the characters. Jacques spins another irresistible tale.”

    Booklist

  • “Storytelling at its best.”

    School Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephel | 2/4/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book for some reason. More so than when I read it years ago. This series in general is great to reread! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meri | 1/27/2014

    " The best Redwall book yet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 In Wook ParK | 1/25/2014

    " The father going on a adventure to help his daughter. The strong friendship between Mariel and the mouse. It's Great!!! "

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

    " Great book of course - the Redwall series is awesome :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 triple "B" | 12/30/2013

    " Love It! But it's totally a little kid book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 12/27/2013

    " The Bellmaker. The epic journey of friends fighting for what they love and believe in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evan Leach | 12/6/2013

    " The seventh entry in the Redwall series takes us into unexplored territory in the Redwall universe, but unfortunately it was one of the weaker entries in the series for me. 2.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mccarey | 10/19/2013

    " I love how this one is about never giving up even when you are out numbered and just a very low class person who can still git the trust of the town and fight back against a army. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eleanor | 10/7/2013

    " I really liked this one because you feel so at home if you have read Mariel of Redwall. You really get to know the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsha Altman | 9/26/2013

    " I don't remember entirely, but I'm pretty sure this is where he officially started running dry on ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Collibee | 9/23/2013

    " Sweet characters....and vicious characters await you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 7/9/2013

    " Unlike the other Redwall books, I found myself reading this one in fits and starts. Brilliant story, however, and Finnbar Galedeep is now one of my favorite characters. His valiant fighting in the final battle goes down in the Redwall history books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Wierzbicki | 3/12/2013

    " One of my favorite Redwall tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 2/16/2013

    " This is another must-read book from the Redwall series! This time, Joseph the Bellmaker and some adventurers from Redwall set out to look for his daughter and the brave mouse Dandin while getting caght up in a war! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pegouse | 2/6/2013

    " I've read it a hundred times "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 11/6/2012

    " I don't think I can rate the Redwall novels any lower than a 5. The series is far too near and dear to my heart, and I am elated to pick up the books that I left off during my angst and guitar filled teen years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 10/14/2012

    " At first, I was skeptical... I mean, talking badgers and mice? Well, I must say the book was enjoyable and fun, though I think I would have liked it a lot more if I had read this while a child. Keeping in mind that it is aimed at that audience, this wasn't bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick Woolford | 9/1/2012

    " least favorite, but i just can't give a Redwall book only one star. it would be an insult to Mr. Jacques' memory "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandon | 8/28/2012

    " I don't even remember this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 7/15/2012

    " Recommended from sister. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine Yu | 2/8/2012

    " It was very good. Brian Jacques does have a good taste. It was terrific, yet lots of tragedy..... "

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

    " The Redwall series is excellent! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Castillo | 10/27/2011

    " The world opens up a little more in this book and action girl is back, kind of. Not his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessi Green | 8/11/2011

    " This was the first book I read in the Redwall series. Made my entire childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 8/4/2011

    " One of my favorite child hood fantasy series. I still love it and occasionally pick one out to read for a light and easy novel. I have read the series many times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 7/26/2011

    " A great novel! Every book-worm must have this epic adventure in their home library!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/14/2011

    " I don't think I can rate the Redwall novels any lower than a 5. The series is far too near and dear to my heart, and I am elated to pick up the books that I left off during my angst and guitar filled teen years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devin | 1/11/2011

    " This was my first Redwall book. As an eager 5th grader, I gobbled it up in just under twelve days. I've been hooked to the series ever since. I read it again not long ago, and it was just as good as I remember. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/6/2011

    " Unlike the other Redwall books, I found myself reading this one in fits and starts. Brilliant story, however, and Finnbar Galedeep is now one of my favorite characters. His valiant fighting in the final battle goes down in the Redwall history books "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gatorgal21 | 12/22/2010

    " See Redwall for my complete review of this series "

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

    " The warriors are so fierce but noble in these stories- I love them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jakub | 10/28/2010

    " It was very interesting to read. The main setting was no longer in Mossflower but in Southsward. The main plot revolved around the tribe of Urgan Nagru, Mariel and her party, and they questers sent from Redwall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brandi | 6/30/2010

    " A fun addition to the Redwall series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 4/28/2007

    " I'd kind of outgrown the series by the time I got to this one. "

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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.