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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,323 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:
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There has never been a Redwall hero quite like Rakkety Tam. This roguish Highlander squirrel sets off for Mossflower Wood on a mercenary errand and loses his heart to the charms of Redwall Abbey. "Wild and wooly action... compelling performances... a powe Download and start listening now!


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  • “Performances by the author and a full cast are enthusiastic and intense as cast members enter into the spirit of the wild and woolly action…compelling …a powerful listening experience.”


  • “Jacques’ tale of war and courage includes a cast of thousands that battle fiercely and relish their comradeship, most often through banquet and song.”


  • “A heroic tale of friendship, valor, and a battle between good and evil…This fast-paced adventure will keep readers on their toes until the final battle…The colorful writing style, the strong cast of characters, and twisting plot will continue to delight fans.”

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  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Worth | 2/10/2014

    " Fairly refreshing change of characters considering Gulo and his band are from a different continent somewhere across the see; also enjoyed the new menace of vermin who actually "feast" on the good guys, makes it seem much more harrowing than many of the other books. Riddle-type poems were lax however and the ending was rather disappointing...where's the epic feast, eh, wot wot? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kevin Xu | 2/5/2014

    " Goood book, not having to the quest to find something, along with the warrior not someone from Redwall. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hunter | 2/3/2014

    " Rakkety Tam MacBurl and his comrade-in-arms Wild Doogy Plumm (I don't like his Northern accent) venture to recapture the Standard of Igda Drayqueen from the wolverine warlord Gulo the Savage in this book. Meanwhile, Gulo has sailed south from the Land of Snow and Ice to recapture the Walking Stone, a tortoise that represented the wolverine kingship. Gulo's brother, Askor, had stolen the Stone (later called Rockbottom by Yoofus and Didjety Lightpaw the water voles) after the Savage One killed their father Dramz. Tam was accidentally captured by Brigadier Crumshaw's forces, the Long Patrol of Salamandastron Lady Melesme. They save the maidens Sister Armel (later Tam's wife) and the niece of Redwall's Skipper from the clutches of Shard, one of Gulo's captains and a white fox. Eventually, Tam recieves the Sword of Martin and goes to battle Gulo's forces at the Broadstream with the Guosim. At the same time another of Gulo's captains, Zerig, leads a charge against the Redwallers at their own home, but with the help of the Long Patrol (sadly resulting in Brigadier Crumshaw's death), they were driven off. Gulo was killed be beheading on Rakkety Tam's sharp-edged shield at a battle just outside Redwall Abbey (Matthias the Warrior's shield was sharp too. Coincidence?). Eventually, Tam married Sister Armel and they had a daughter: Melanda MacBurl. Rakkety Tam gave his claymore to Doogy, and they returned the Standard to King Araltum and Queen Igda, who abdicated and made the Araltum Groves a Republic (in the eyes of some readers). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie | 2/3/2014

    " This is one of my favorites in the later half of the Redwall series, mainly due to the author's choice of a villain, as the main character is a squirrel, which has occurred in several books. However, all of the characters are different, even within species, even if names in newer books are not as good as in the older books. The villain is a wolverine called Gulo, and out of the series is probably one of my favorite villains (Cluny the Scourge another). As with most Redwall series plots, Redwall is put in danger because two travelers go there and Gulo realizes it and heads there, intent on getting the Walking Stone back from his brother, who he assumes went to Redwall. Rakkety Tam and his friend leave after an attack on their home by Gulo and join the Long Patrol in tracking Gulo down. I enjoyed this story because the characters because, as usual, they were very well written and the story as well, because I kept reading it until I finished it. It's sad that there aren't going to be any more books, but I can still reread all of the Redwall series and not grow tired of it. I think the reason it is enjoyable to me is that all of the characters are animals with human characteristics, and it is old-fashioned, with swords and bows and the like and no advanced technology. "

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