A classic beautifully told that brought back precious memories
I've loved this book since I first read it decades ago. I reread it every few years. Now, I get to hear it read to me. Cool!
This is a great book. I have listened to it 3 times and I could listen to it many more times. The narrator did a fantastic job.
I love this book, I have read it 3 times and listened to it once. This is a splendid book.
A great story. Very easy to become completely engrossed. Delightful characters that are easy to identify with. Excellent use of description and suspense.
I watched the old cartoon movie as a child and was so fascinated I read the book. I've read and now listen to this recording every few years... It keeps me coming back to Watership Down!
I loved it but didn't expect to. Very creative writer. You're sucked in.
I assigned this to my adult reading group, and most of them were not too impressed. Some watched the movie, others read, but I listened to it. I believe the narrators skill really carried the book to the next level. I'm a fan of this classic anyhow, but I've listened to it twice on audio version already.
I think I remember my sister getting me the illustrated version of this book when I was really little. Unfortunately, the illustrations of bloody bunnies throughout freaked me out and I couldn't get into it. So be warned, although its about bunnies, this is NOT a book for young kids. It will suck you in, perhaps, like me, in spite of yourself, and you will not want to let go of Hazel, Fiver, Bigwig and the others, as they journey and fight to create a life on their own terms, and family of their own, in a world filled with overwhelming obstacles. One of the things Richard Adams succeeds marvelously at is creating a complete, believable world for these rabbits, redolent with their own culture, mythology, games, etc., and it captivates the reader. It is a world you won't want to come away from. . .
I had thought I had read this book years ago but according to my records I had never read it. Saw it on the Simplyaudiobook list and got it. I found this to be a delightful story about a rabbit warren. Sort of expected Beatrix Potter to show up and save them. This book kept me fascinated to the end, could hardly stop listening.
The winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children's Literature, Richard Adams currently lives in Hampshire, England.