Watership Down by Richard Adams audiobook

Watership Down

By Richard Adams
Read by Peter Capaldi

Unabridged

Runtime: 17.52 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

Winner of the 1972 Carnegie Medal for Literature

Winner of the London Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize

One of the most beloved novels of our time, Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival.

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits.

As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down, an upland meadow. But here they face their most difficult challenges of all.

A stirring epic of courage and survival against the odds, Watership Down has become a beloved classic for all ages. Both an exciting adventure story and an involving allegory about freedom, ethics, and human nature, it has delighted generations with its unique and charming world, winning many awards and being adapted to film, television, and theater.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Quite marvelous…A powerful new vision of the great chain of being.” New York Times Book Review
“Spellbinding…A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit, and derring-do.” Chicago Tribune
“If there is no place for Watership Down in children’s bookshops, then children’s literature is dead.” Economist (London)
“A classic…A great book.” Los Angeles Times

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Richard Adams

Author Bio: Richard Adams

Richard Adams (1920–2016) grew up in Berkshire, England, the son of a country doctor. After an education at Oxford, he spent six years in the army and then went into the civil service. He wrote many novels and short stories, including Watership Down and Shardik.

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Category: Fiction
Runtime: 17.52
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English