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The Constant Rabbit

Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins
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England, 2020. 

There are 1.2 million human-sized rabbits living in the UK. 

They can walk, talk and drive cars, the result of an Inexplicable Anthropomorphising Event 55 years ago. 

And a family of rabbits is about to move into Much Hemlock, a cosy little village where life revolves around summer fetes, jam-making, gossipy corner stores and the oh-so-important Best Kept Village awards.

No sooner have the rabbits arrived than the villagers decide they must depart. But Mrs Constance Rabbit is made of sterner stuff and her family are behind her. Unusually, so are their neighbours, long-time residents Peter Knox and his daughter Pippa, who soon find that you can be a friend to rabbits or humans, but not both.

With a blossoming romance, acute cultural differences, enforced rehoming to a MegaWarren in Wales and the full power of the ruling United Kingdom Anti Rabbit Party against them, Peter and Pippa are about to question everything they'd ever thought about their friends, their nation and their species.

It'll take a rabbit to teach a human humanity....

©2020 Jasper Fforde (P)2020 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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another well-built premise

Another well-built world: like Thursday Next and Early Riser, it left me wanting me wanting more. I'd love to hear more of this Rabbit-y world. JF has amazing talent. And beautifully read!

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Terrific narration, superb story

Jasper Fforde has written a clever, entertaining, hilarious, poignant and touching allegory of the human condition. His wit and surreal world building was absorbing. I will be listening and reading again and again. Andrew Wincott’s narration is supple and delicate, a joy to listen to and just perfect for the story.

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Absorbing listen, fantastically narrated.

I stumbled upon this surreal story and was sold by a pointed but hard-to-resist review that said 'if this is not your usual type, give it a try; you won't be disappointed'. Sure enough, I was soon hooked. The first class narration really is the making of this audiobook! A superb performance with clear voices and characterisation that really lends itself to the dry wit and clever storytelling of the novel. The tale itself had me both snorting with laughter and cringing at the parallels you can draw with real world scenarios. I will seek out both the author and the narrator again.

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Fantastic!

1984 meet Watership Down- new and exciting listen- very happy to have found this gem.

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Unusual story, but brilliant

I greatly enjoyed this unusual and novel story, very well read, and written. Full of humour and clever twists and turns. Definitely worth a listen or read.

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Suspend your belief!

Very entertaining, relateable and unusual but quite believable! Surprisingly emotional at the end. Really enjoyed

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  • Naama
  • 05-10-2020

Another great book from Jasper Fforde

Funny, charming and expertly done satire. This book is less "crazy" than all his other books, there is only one wild idea, but i loved it just the same.

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  • Miss Ruth
  • 05-07-2020

My favourite book of 2020

I absolutely loved this, perfect blend of absurd and surreal with moments of absolute believability. The narration was excellent, really well done. The story itself was an absolute delight, so many highlights, I won't forget this one for a long while. It's well worth a credit and even if it doesn't sound like your usual type of book, it's definitely worth taking a risk on. *I'd tried another Jasper Fforde book before, one of the Thursday books, I really didn't get on with it so I dismissed all his other work until this one got me with the unusual synopsis and the very first review that was put up, I'm now going to go back and try some of his others hoping it'll be as good as this* The first review said it was like Animal farm.....I was intrigued.

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  • Claire D.
  • 02-07-2020

Wonderful as ever

Entertaining, informative, funny and gentle - a thoroughly great listen, with some good guffawing moments x

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  • suzanne rowe
  • 14-07-2020

Fantastic

Loved the narrator and the story was original and ace! Thank you so much xxxx

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  • Bunnychick
  • 16-07-2020

Charming Story Touching and Full of Twists

I loved this book so much that I was sad to finish it and have to leave that world. It defys categorisation - it is a social commentary on racism and middle class England, a comedy, fantasy, speculative and a sort of political fairy tail. The world building has given me many ideas to consider and the the story is full of unexpected twists. The narrator was skilled at doing all the different accents. I could picture the main character in my head as I listened. The first chapter has a different tone from the rest so bare through the first 10 mins and you will be hooked.

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  • stacey
  • 10-07-2020

sublimely brilliant

I love everything that Jasper Fforde has written and I couldn't wait to hear this new one. I was not disappointed. It was as satirical as always but the topic chosen this time could not have been anymore relevant. The only strange thing was having Adam from the Archers reading to me. it took a while to get used to but he was very good.

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  • Kimberly G9
  • 07-07-2020

The best Fforde novel

I absolutely loved The Constant Rabbit. Stellar story matched with excellent narration by Andrew Wincott. I don’t know how Jasper Fforde comes up with such genius notions and delivers them with great wit, smarts and tenderness but I am thankful he does.

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  • Charlotte
  • 02-09-2020

I didn't find this as exciting as his other books

I had trouble with this book, I adore all Jasper's books, but this one I found slow and if I'm honest a bit boring. I also didn't really like the ending it kind of felt unresolved. Unusual for his books to not be exciting all the way through. Wouldn't listen to this one again I'm afraid.

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  • S. E. James
  • 14-07-2020

another brilliant story of country folk

Jasper ha again set and met his narrative dare with a story that picks at the fabric of modern Britain through the eyes of rabbits.

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  • James
  • 09-07-2020

Amazing commentary on our world today

The story is captivating, the characters imaginative and the message is strong. This book is an instant classic and should be read by everyone.

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  • oldstaff
  • 25-10-2020

Very enjoyable and though provoking

Enjoyable narration, clear distinction between characters, story is a very thought provoking commentary on humanity if you want it, a good yarn if you dont.