Watership Down by Richard Adams free download.
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams’s Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.
Set in England’s Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.
This simple story of the arduous migration of a band of rabbits to a safer home is an artful blending of epic, myth and creative language. While this rendition conveys the basic story, it obstructs deeper appreciation of this rich work. The narrator seems rushed. There are few suspenseful pauses and no modulation of voice for chapter breaks, lexical footnotes, literary extracts or mythic digressions. The result is an amorphous stream of words which are difficult to disentangle. Such a complex book will succeed in audio only with an articulate reading to help the listener follow its many threads. This reading does not. B.M.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
“Spellbinding…Marvelous…A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do.”
— Chicago Tribune
“A classic…A great book.”
— Los Angeles Times
“Quite marvelous…A powerful new vision of the great chain of being.”
— The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Richard Adams is the author of the beloved classic Watership Down. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children’s Literature, he currently lives in Hampshire, England.
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