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The Long Patrol

Written by: Brian Jacques
Narrated by: Brian Jacques
Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The vicious Rapscallion army is threatening to batter down the walls of Redwall Abbey. But standing in their way are the brave hares of the Long Patrol and a stout-hearted contingent of forest creatures. And no defender of Redwall is more courageous than young Tammo, an inexperienced but eager hare who dreams of great adventure. Fueled by sumptuous feasting and hearts lifted by stirring ballads, Tammo and his honorable companions raise their swords in a pitched battle for the future of their land.
©1997 Redwall Abbey Co Ltd (P)2007 Recorded Books

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"The medieval world of Redwall Abbey - where gallant mouse warriors triumph over evil invaders - has truly become the stuff of legend." ( Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

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  • Jeffrey
  • 2012-06-26

Extremely well produced story

What did you love best about The Long Patrol?

This is more audio drama than just reading of a book. Multiple actors and voices led even more interest to an already well written story. Although a "kids book", our whole family (including teenage boys) enjoyed this as we traveled.

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  • Name withheld
  • 2015-12-23

Amazing story and an amazing series!

This is an amazing story that is part of this wonderful series. What a treat it is to hear the story told by the author himself. This series is a treasure trove of wonderful adventure, fantasy and fun. I would recommend it for young and old alike!

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  • Stephen Humeston
  • 2015-07-15

My personal favorite of the series

Not everyone seems to think so, but this one is my favorite for the whole Redwall series. It covers a more serious theme than usual, keeps a lot of humor around it, and has some very heroic moments by different characters.

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  • Terryn
  • 2013-03-08

Another Fun Episode in the Redwall Series

Where does The Long Patrol rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Long Patrol was a fun story to listen to. It has a cast reading the various speaking roles as well as being narrated by the author. It was one of the better books I have listened to recently.

What did you like best about this story?

For long-time Redwall fans, this story involved characters from all areas of Mossflower: Hares, otters, shrews, Badgers, and Redwallers. It was a story of coming of age for the main character. It had adventure, celebrations, and the bad guys were really bad but buffoonish. It was later than Redwall in Redwall's timeline, but it had some aspects that went back to the Mossflower story, which was fun because it recalled that book for me.

Have you listened to any of Brian Jacques’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is about the 7th Brian Jacque's performance I have listened to. They are all good, and this one was as well.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The Long Patrol: A Coming of Age for a Young Hare

Any additional comments?

The Redwall books are clever. They are written in a style that is reminiscent of Tolkien, with virtuous heroes, clumsy villains, poems and songs.

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  • Amy Holmes
  • 2019-07-25

Sort of brute but still AWSOME!!!!!

Lots of residence and fighting. And some of the songs are very silly.
SUPER COOL!!!

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  • Chuck Wayfair
  • 2019-07-14

Lacks depth

The character’s lack development, however it has its entertains moments of action. The villain is undeveloped. A step below Redwall.

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  • Chenchen Moore
  • 2019-04-10

Great 👍Redwall books

This Redwall book is one of the best novels written by Brian Jacques.The sound effects were awesome,and so was the plot! My family thoroughly enjoyed this Audible recording,and I highly recommend it!

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  • Cole Stern
  • 2019-03-24

Brian Jaques was a treasure taken too soon.

The pacing is perfect. The work is honest. The voice acting is strong and I'm still humming the songs. The whole affair gives me faith in Humanity. May the seasons bless you all.

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  • Zach Goering
  • 2019-02-25

Another chapter in the Redwall saga...

Another amazing and captivating story woven by Brian Jacques. You'll be hooked from the start right up to the end, with tears any many laughs.

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  • Justin Reinschmidt
  • 2019-01-09

good story, bad voice actor support

the narrator does a good job but the others sound like they're in an echoing room. it doesn't match well at all to the characters. still though, it's a great story