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Thunder Oak

By: Garry Kilworth
Narrated by: Matthew Leiper
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Summary

Long ago, long before Sylver the weasel was born, the humans all left Welkin. Now life for a weasel - under the heavy paw of the vicious stoat rulers - is pretty miserable (unless you happpen to be a weasel who likes living in a hovel and toiling all hours for the benefit of the stoats).

It's certainly not enough for Sylver. Or for his small band of outlaws, both jacks and jills. But slingshots and darts can only do so much against heavily-armed stoats and life as an outlaw has a fairly limited future (probably a painful one, too). That's when Sylver comes up with his plan - a heroic plan that could destroy the stoats' reign of power for ever. He will find the humans, and bring them back to Welkin! And the first step is to follow up a clue from the past - a clue that lies in a place known as Thunder Oak....

©1997 Garry Kilworth (P)2021 Mark Alan Miller

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Awesome

Great fun book and brilliantly narrated, with every character brought to life. Can’t wait for the next one!

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Fantastic adventure story, amazing narration!

This is totally awesome! Really felt like I was being transported to the island of Welkin every time I listened. A rich and exciting world filled with adventure, mischief, fantasy, nature and many diverse characters that are narrated with such brilliant enthusiasm, the range of voices used is incredibly impressive. A beautifully written story which I cannot wait to hear more of, with more of this seriously fabulous narration! Hats off to Garry Kilworth for writing such a wonderful story and to Matthew Leiper for bringing it to life so vibrantly with his vast array of entertaining voices and immersive storytelling! I particularly enjoyed the chapter with Karnac and Scirf!

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A Fantastic Listen.

A terrific adventure story, set in a richly realised and imaginative world, with good characters, and some humour along the way. The structure of the animal's society, and issues within, provided depth to the tale, and overall it was thoroughly enjoyable!
And plaudits to the excellent narration of Matthew Leiper, whose delivery and range of character voices is particularly entertaining, and thoroughly brought this story to life.

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Adorable Awesomeness

loved it, good story and well told. Matthew is a great narrator, man of many voices. so looking forward to the next installment.

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It will entertain

If you have outgrown "Wind in the Willows" because they do not fight enough, this story will supplement Brian Jacques' "Redwall" series. The characterizations here do depend on stereotyping almost exclusively, so that is a little worrisome in what we carry beyond the book into our own culture. The character interactions typically depend on a lot of yelling and screaming (I guess that is why it is called Thunder Oak?), so Leiper should not be blamed for that; Matthew enhances the story.

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