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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,597 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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When the outlaw clan of foxes, weasels, stoats, and other vermin led by vicious ferret Sawney Rath kidnaps an infant otter of Redwall to serve as their Taggerung—a fierce warrior who no beast can stand against in battle—they have no idea what they’re getting into. Trained in all the deadly arts and able to outfight, outrun, and outthink any clanbeast, the Taggerung grows up with only one slight peculiarity: he refuses to kill! What’s a vermin clan to do when its greatest warrior is too pure of heart to live among them? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “As ever, the mater storyteller’s language lends his swashbuckling adventures a mysterious and magical quality…Danger, fear, action, heroism—Taggerung is an intense page-turner with startling plot twists that will keep readers on their toes.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Imaginative and exquisitely drawn, Taggerung is a tremendous addition to Jacques’ series. Newcomers and seasoned fans alike will be thoroughly entertained.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “The actors in this full-cast production create wonderful voices for the many characters…Jacques’ novel is filled with songs, many of which the actors sing beautifully a cappella…good family fun.”


  • “Features the author’s trademark high good humor, scrumptious meals, and complex relationships.”


  • “Yarn-telling magic.”


  • “Jacques shows no sign of flagging…A recounting of deeds of derring-do and high adventure…Who can resist a story that is constantly carrying on about deeper’n’ever beet and hotroot pie, hot scones, and watershrimp soup?…Having read this one, new fans will undoubtedly be back for seconds and thirds.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Readers of all ages who enjoy fantasy can happily lose themselves in Redwall’s cozy world, where they’ll enjoy zestful fights, lengthy descriptions of scrumptious food, and endearing animals speaking in thick dialects. Jacques’ characters vibrate with personality, and he clearly delineates the differences between a life of friendship and one of savagery. It’s great fun, and not just for Redwall fans.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Richard Houchin | 2/12/2014

    " The Redwall books ought to be a perennial children's favorite. They are simple and formulaic, but it's a good formula! Jacques has a real gift for dialect, and culinary descriptions. I credit an early fascination with the Redwall stories for my modern-day feats of gastronomic delight. "Salad anna scone!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/11/2014

    " This almost seemed to be a companion to Outcast of Redwall in that it's an otter raised in a vermin culture (whereas Outcast is a vermin raised in Redwall). It was fun, but really nothing all that special and further rams in the "genetics determines everything" idea that Jacques seems to be a victim of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 2/11/2014

    " A river otter being raised by vermin?! It's amazing that Taggerung (aka Deyna) actually stayed on that long!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lisa Collibee | 2/10/2014

    " Some of the slyest characters ever! "

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