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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: September 2001 ISBN: 9781449813321
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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!

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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.”

    AudioFile

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

    VOYA

  • “Yarn-telling magic.”

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 Lisa Collibee | 2/10/2014

    " Some of the slyest characters ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annette | 1/30/2014

    " love any of his books! his books were one of the first book i rember my father reading to me when i was young i was so sad when i read that he had died. Thank You for all your books Brian Jacques "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fraser Kinnear | 1/28/2014

    " A throwback to my childhood, I picked this up because I loved these books so much back then. Sadly, I just couldn't get back into it again. I'm sure the story is as wonderful as any other, but I suppose you just lose something wonderful as you grow older. What a shame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 1/16/2014

    " Ive been reading Brian Jacques novels since i was little kid and i have only a few problems with the books he writes. Sometimes he adds way to many characters to a book and just confuses the crap outta you. But a big strength he has is the relationships between animals. And when he misses that in his novels it takes away from the story majorly. I def felt a lot of heart in this story. The relationships were great and there wasnt too many characters to confuse you. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Du | 1/15/2014

    " Ooh, yet another seige on redwall. YOU WILL NEVER WIN, YOU SCUM!! hehehe they need to learn sneak tactics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/15/2014

    " Since I haven't read any of the redwall books since last summer, I mistakenly read this again. So, the fact that it held up to a very good second reading that kept me flying along meant it was typical of the Redwall series - good story, excellent cast of characters (main and supporting), all in all 'a good yarn.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ranger | 1/13/2014

    " My favorite book of the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Colin | 1/10/2014

    " Most Redwall books are good but this one is a disappointment. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Esther | 12/31/2013

    " Again, can't remember all the details, but I know I enjoyed it -2.5* I hesitate to give books I recall only feebly anything more than that. River otters are my most favorite animals, though, and Brian Jacques is an excellent writer - I will be reading more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kailey | 12/12/2013

    " My favorite of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 11/24/2013

    " Love the Redwall series, it's the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nash | 5/3/2013

    " this was my absolute FAVE!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gatorgal21 | 4/4/2013

    " See Redwall for my complete review of this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calvin | 12/4/2012

    " I've got one word: best book ever. First I've ever read of the redwall series but I think I'm going to read more. But taggerung is still always going to be my favorite "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tristram | 9/10/2012

    " I couldn't get myself to finish this book... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 8/17/2012

    " I thought that this book was thrilling and very fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 5/2/2012

    " This is a great book from the series of Redwall(aren't they all?). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Rankin | 4/4/2012

    " The best adventure/homecoming story in the series. This is truly a touching novel, and gives the reader that warm fuzzy feeling everyone loves. I have read this countless times, and I get the warm fuzzies every time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/12/2011

    " Found this to be wordy, but the adventure story moves along. I especially enjoyed the food references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica B | 7/2/2011

    " First Redwall book I ever read. I just read them in no particular order! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 5/29/2011

    " This Redwall book was a little different as there did seem to be a bit more of a focus on the villains. Some lovely characters and descriptions again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie/Soul | 5/3/2011

    " This is definitely my favorite book in the Redwall series. I fell in love with the characters, and I was delighted the main character was an otter, unlike the usual ring of squirrels and mice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Konstantin | 4/14/2011

    " Josiah said it was the best one, yet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 3/25/2011

    " My favorite of the series, although any of the ones with the Long Patrol Hares were also very good as the Hares provide some comic relief, so those books would be Lord Brocktree and Salamandrastron and The Long Patrol. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hawkfire_cat | 1/19/2011

    " One of my favorite Redwall boke "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amaya | 1/15/2011

    " I love Redwall books, they are a wonderful read whatever your age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gatorgal21 | 12/22/2010

    " See Redwall for my complete review of this series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 zoe | 12/15/2010

    " I will read this series of books off and on for the rest of my life and never get tired of them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/19/2010

    " 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 Annie/Soul | 8/9/2010

    " This is definitely my favorite book in the Redwall series. I fell in love with the characters, and I was delighted the main character was an otter, unlike the usual ring of squirrels and mice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/17/2010

    " Found this to be wordy, but the adventure story moves along. I especially enjoyed the food references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/19/2010

    " First Redwall book I ever read. I just read them in no particular order! "

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About the Author
Author Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques has had many professions, including longshoreman, truck driver, and folk singer. In addition to the vast readership he has earned with his Redwall novels, Brian has earned a devoted army of listeners with his weekly radio program on BBC Merseyside. For this recording Brian himself leads a full cast of actors in bringing to life the adventures of the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey.