The Legend of Luke

Brian Jacques, Author, Brian Jacques, Read by, Stuart Owen, Producer
Brian Jacques, Author, Brian Jacques, Read by, Stuart Owen, Producer Putnam Berkley Audio $17.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-399-14605-3
Reviewed on: 01/04/1999
Release date: 01/01/1999
Hardcover - 374 pages - 978-0-09-176862-1
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Author Jacques reads his latest work with an assured and enthusiastic tone that demonstrates his familiarity with and passion for his subject matter. In this 12th story about the woodland creatures who inhabit and defend Redwall Abbey, listeners are treated to a prequel of sorts. In the early days of Redwall, Martin the warrior leaves the still-growing abbey and travels to the Northland shore where his father, the warrior Luke, had abandoned him as a child. Along the way, Martin and his companions must fight off weasels and other evil vermin. But once Martin reaches his destination, the answers to many of his lifelong questions are answered. He discovers the real reason his father was forced to leave him behind. As always, Jacques peppers his storytelling with humor, sumptuous descriptions and abundant adventure. Some listeners may find that Jacques's heavy Liverpool accent takes a bit of getting used to, but once acclimated, will be captivated by this colorful tale. Ages 9-up. (Jan.)
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