Watership Down

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Adams
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2010
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 16 hours
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One of the most beloved novels of our time, Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival against the odds. It is classic tale that will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come.

Reviews (10)

Written by Liesl D on January 13th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A classic beautifully told that brought back precious memories


Written by Michel B on July 21st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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!

Written by Katie G on July 13th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Written by mike cook on March 22nd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this book, I have read it 3 times and listened to it once. This is a splendid book.

Written by AJ Farrell on November 16th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A great story. Very easy to become completely engrossed. Delightful characters that are easy to identify with. Excellent use of description and suspense.

Written by Ben Hatfield on January 30th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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!

Written by Julia Baldridge on August 12th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved it but didn't expect to. Very creative writer. You're sucked in.

Young Adult Masterpiece

Written by VLibrarian on January 17th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Awesome Book

Written by Erin on March 15th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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. . .

Watership down

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on March 1st, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Adams, Richard

The winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children's Literature, Richard Adams currently lives in Hampshire, England.