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What can I say, this is the best story about rabbits I have ever read. It does not portray their lives as easy, but more like how you would expect it to be if they could tell you about it.
Even though the fact that this book is about rabbits may put some people off, don't let it, give it a try. It's a classic for a reason.
Simply splendid. There is no book that comes to mind that does all that this does to human emotion. I was thoroughly pleased.
One of my favorite things about this book is that it starts out as a ragtag group of rabbits, and, by the end, they all have their place in the group, with strengths and weaknesses. The mythology of the rabbits weaved into the story is clever, imaginative, and amazing, and the language written into it to give the rabbits words for some of their own customs is well put in, it never feels forced, but flows into the story so well that readers might start using some of the words. At the end, when Bigwig mutters a curse to the general in Lapine, I was able to understand it, and was rather thrilled.
Ralph has done a wonderful job narrating this story, giving the characters distinct voices and drawing the listener into the story.
My only complaint is that sometimes, the author goes into a rather descriptive overdrive. While, for the most part, the descriptions are so vivid that you can picture the exact scene in your mind, there are times when it seems like overkill, like five minutes being spent on describing the moon over a grassy field.
But this book is a thrilling adventure that makes you care for the characters, and you'll never look at rabbits the same way again.
the story just send a bit childish the second time around guess I'm not a kid anymore?
Possibly my all time favorite novel. Enjoyable at 14 and 40 alike.
Richard Adams adds depth to his lapine tale by inserting rabbit mythology and maxims for rabbit survival. Adam's supernaturally convinces the reader of the rabbits culture, which is alien (yet similar) to human. The book is timeless, and in my opinion a classic.I will enjoy reading this to my daughter when she is old enough.
Yvonne, love to read and do audio books. Spends too many hours and too much money on books. But I love them. I can't stop.
Not my usual type of book, but very enjoyable. Also educational, gave me an increased love and appreciation for rabbits. I won't complain when they attack my garden next year.
One of the most enjoyable works I've listened to via Audible. Not every book works for me when it's converted to audio. But this story, both complex and simple on different levels, was a joy to listen to--and thought provoking. I'd forgotten the tension the author creates in terms of staying true one's nature versus learning to adapt.
A fantasy and science-fiction lover - I'm also trying to find new voices and new authors.
Cosham's narration of this classic is superb, especially his telling of the rabbit legends, Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog is a delightful story all on its own.
Simply wonderful, will listen to it again and again.
Great Book! I first read this book as a kid and took it at kid values. Though Adams says the book is just a story made up on a long trip with his kids and that it has no hidden meanings, you certainly get the feeling that he is making statements on social issues. Putting that aside, the rabbit characters are wonderful with a wide range of personalities. They have different motivations, ambitions, and roles within their community. You live the rabbit life for the entirety of the book and enjoy it. It is a fun ride and ends on a great note. If you haven't read the book, do. If you have, take another look. You will not be disappointed.
Very creative story.
Good accents for some of the voices, but uses kind-of a same tone voice.