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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.

Topics: Politics, Made into a Movie, Escaping Oppression, Survival, Journeys, Adventurous, Talking Animals, Allegory, Rabbits, England, Animals, Courage, Epic, Totalitarianism, British Author, Mythology, Rural, Allusive, Debut, and Seers

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ISBN: 9781439176122
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a very good book I think everyone should read. In the beginning it is slow but that is because the characters are being introduced but I encourage you to keep reading because it gets really good. I rate this a FIVE without a doubtmore
I never actually enjoyed this when I was little. When I reread it, more recently, I found it touching and interesting, but it still never really blew me away as it has done so many others.more
Interesting on re-read to note how the pacing works - the action all takes place in a very few days / weeks in real time, but it feels like it takes place over a much longer, more epic timescale. I think the stories or legends told by the rabbits help to give that feel of timelessness; and the description of the flight of the rabbits, and of the battles, give each episode some weight. Very good.more
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a very good book I think everyone should read. In the beginning it is slow but that is because the characters are being introduced but I encourage you to keep reading because it gets really good. I rate this a FIVE without a doubtmore
I never actually enjoyed this when I was little. When I reread it, more recently, I found it touching and interesting, but it still never really blew me away as it has done so many others.more
Interesting on re-read to note how the pacing works - the action all takes place in a very few days / weeks in real time, but it feels like it takes place over a much longer, more epic timescale. I think the stories or legends told by the rabbits help to give that feel of timelessness; and the description of the flight of the rabbits, and of the battles, give each episode some weight. Very good.more
A wonderful narration of a well-loved story. An entirely anthropomorphic and unlikely tale, of course, but a favorite just the same. These rabbits and their adventures hold a special place in my heart, and listening to this story over the last week or so has been simply wonderful. I remembered it so well, though it's been a long time since I've read it. One thing I remembered, and loved all over again is the first line and the last, and how they echo and reinforce one another.more
A wonderful narration of a well-loved story. An entirely anthropomorphic and unlikely tale, of course, but a favorite just the same. These rabbits and their adventures hold a special place in my heart, and listening to this story over the last week or so has been simply wonderful. I remembered it so well, though it's been a long time since I've read it. One thing I remembered, and loved all over again is the first line and the last, and how they echo and reinforce one another.more
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