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Watership Down

By: Richard Adams
Narrated by: Peter Capaldi
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©1972 Richard Adams (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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17 hrs and 31 mins of pleasure

Peter Capaldi as the narrator of Watership Down was an inspired choice. I congratulate whoever made that decision. The reading is one of the best, if not the best, I have enjoyed from my many years of Audible subscription. I listen while I walk my dog and had to hide my tears as Mr Capaldi read the last beautiful pages. Do yourself a favour and listen to this wonderful book and sublime narration.

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broght back a childhood memory

loved it. great narration and a story that any child would love. thank you!

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Watership Down.

This book is a great literary work. I would read it over and over again. It is a book that you would want to read day and night. I only came to know of this book in school, and I am glad that is was set for me to read. The Author is a genius in story writing and telling. My favourite part of the book is where the battle is finished and there is peace once more on the down. Now Professor Richard Adams If you read this I want to say thank you for writing something like this. I was exited from the moment I opened the book. Thank you to the publishers of the book for making the book known. Thank you to Audible for putting it on your audio. Thank you Professor Peter Capaldi for reading the book it was amazing thank you. Thank you to all the people for making the experience possible for me.

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Love the rabbits

Great story, characters, plot, very enjoyable & well done to Peter for the wonderful voices !

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A great reading

Watership Down is my favourite book. I’ve read it several times but not listened to an audio reading before.

Peter Capaldi doesn’t great job.

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Great narration

It is an exercise story, I found it a simple and easy to understand, the characters are great.
I think it’s more a children’s book though, something I’d listen to with kids not as an adult.

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The narration was wonderful

Just loved the book. Read it years ago. Still a great read. Highly recommended to all.

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A special place in my heart

Way back when I was young, my Dad gave me this book with the words "It's a good story. I think you'll like it." He was right. I've reread it several times over the last 40 years (dear lord!) and each time I have gained something different from it. Listening to it for the first time was an absolute pleasure ❤️

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I found this boring unfortunately

Great narrator with a wide range of voices. I just found it painful to get through. Simply not for me.

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Loved it

Beautifully written and beautifully read. So glad that I listened to this - I feel it will always hold a place in my heart.

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