Sproe from Jupiter
This is just a well-told tale. I listened to it on my drive to work and spent more than one day sitting outside in my car until I could bear to turn off the player and go in to work. I got so caught up in the story that I thought about it even when I wasn't listening to it. A really good tale enjoyable on many levels.
Fiver. A very wise, but strange rabbit that no one respected until they discovered his worth.
No, but he is excellent
Hazel-Ra, a lot of leadership lessons to be learned there.
It has been a long time since a book has captured my attention so well, and it made for a very good break from a stressful work life.
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Watership Down is a monumental piece of young adult fiction and one of those books you can enjoy again and again. Written for children but never condescending or silly, this novel follows the adventures of a group of rabbits as they struggle to overcome catastrophe. The novel begins with a group of male (buck) rabbits escaping their home and venturing into the wild with hopes of finding a new home in a place far from the natural enemies of rabbits (mainly men). Along the way they overcome numerous obstacles and trials and each of them grow and develop through these various trials. At times allegorical and at other times a high adventure story, there are deep themes at play all through this novel from the dangers of communism to the role of religion and myth. Taking his cues from the ancient beast fable, Richard Adams creates a rich and vibrant world for his characters complete with history and language and occupied by characters so well developed you’ll feel a personal connection to each one of them by the novels conclusion. Highly recommended and an excellent audiobook.
The story is amazing, especially since the author began by making it up as a story to entertain his daughters.
This is a creative story that is as relevant today as it was 30 years (or so) ago when I first read it.
The story is engaging, witty and fun. I wish it never had to end. Mr. Cosham brings the characters alive. Each rabbit has their own way of communicating and Mr. Cosham emphasizes that.
Hazel and General Woundwort are memorable characters. Fiver is also wonderful.
You can tell why it's a classic. Lots of layers to the story and just as fun to hear the second time after reading it so long ago.
An excellent performance of a beautiful story.
I will be listening to this audiobook again!
The character voices are spot on! (and the story's not bad either! haha!)
A decent story, Watership Down starts off a little slow but has a good middle and end. Entertaining, but nothing profound or significant.
The book is wonderful, and the reader wasn't bad. He differentiated between voices quite well and he had a soothing tone to his voice. I felt the reading was a little rushed at times, and he had a habit of short quick gasps as he read sometimes, which would make me feel like I was gasping. I was a tad disappointed in the reading, but it didn't detract from the excellent story.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
I DID NOT LOVE THE BOOK AT ALL. BUT IT WAS ENTERTAINING. LIKE A GIGANTIC FAIRY TALE TYPE BOOK.
ONLY TO YOUNGER PEOPLE. IT IS TOO YOUNG FOR ME THO I WILL KEEP THE BOOK AS IT IS SO DIFFERENT.
THE SECNE WHERE THEY WERE GOING TO TRY AND SET FREE THE RABBITS IN THE PEN OR WHAT EVER IT WAS CALLED.
I THINK IT WOULD BE ONE OF THE DOES AND ASK JUST WHY THEY LIKE LIVING IN A PLACE WHERE THEY ARE CONSIDERED TO BE MORE OF A NECESSITY FOR PROCREATION RATHER THAN A CREATURE WITH A PERSONALITY *OF COURSE I SUPPOSE THAT IS THE WAY IT REALLY IS.
TOO MUCH TIME SPENT ON FIGHTING AND STRUGGLING TO STAY ALLIVE AND NOT ENOUGH CHARACTER DEVELOPEMENT OF THE RABBITS--WHAT TEHY WERE THINKING, WHY THEY DID WHAT THE DID ECT.
I had forgotten what a great story this was. It brought me back to my childhood, although the story and content are more adult it was a very enjoyable listening experience and helped my commute to work fly by. The narration is also excellent and keeps the listener engaged and caught up in the story of these fascinating rabbits.