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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (732 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Jarvis Narrator: Roe Kendall Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Deptford Mice Trilogy Release Date:
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Every mouse knows: Beware the Grill.

On the other side of the Grill lie the sewers, where bloodthirsty gangs of rats roam the tunnels. It is in the depths of this blackness that the mysterious god Jupiter has his lair.

But one curious mouse can't resist the perilous world beyond the Grill, and soon no mouse can ignore its dangers any longer. Before the alter of Jupiter himself, a small band of mice must face evil at its strongest, or the entire city of London could be destroyed.

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  • “A spooky and enthralling animal fantasy…Jarvis provides counterpoint to the heart-racing adventure with scenes of haunting beauty…[and] conveys a sense of place powerful enough to elevate the South London boroughs of Greenwich and Blackheath to requisite stops on any bookish child's literary tour of the British capital.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Imparting life to talking mice, rats, bats, and cats would present a challenge to any narrator, but Roe Kendall manages the job with skill and imagination….Roe Kendall gives each creature a distinctive voice. Her performance facilitates the story's required suspension of disbelief.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Belinda | 2/17/2014

    " The Depford mice was a fun read "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ryan | 2/10/2014

    " What is it with authors and books about mice? Are rodents really that interesting? I could barely get through the first Redwall book, so of course I couldn't stomach this one. If I come across another book with giant enemy rats, I think I'm going to declare war on anthropomorphism. Simply turning your characters into animals does not make them interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vicki | 2/9/2014

    " adventures of mice-Audrey, Picadilly & Twit search for things evil & unknown. They have a fatal encounter w/Jupiter the cobof the rats. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Danny | 2/5/2014

    " If I had read this when I was younger I would have thought it was better. "

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About the Author
Author Robin Jarvis

Robin Jarvis was born in Liverpool, England, and studied graphic design in college. He worked in television and advertising before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. It was while working at a company that made characters for TV programs and advertising that he began making sketches of mice. From these drawings, the idea for the Deptford Mice was born. The Dark Portal, short-listed for the 1989 Smarties Book Prize in England, was followed by two more titles in the series, The Crystal Prison and The Final Reckoning. He lives in London.