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The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese). As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates, Watership Down will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I had trouble putting this book down, I just wanted to keep reading.
It is a wise, real and beautiful story of life, the struggle to overcome hardship and the joy of the simple gifts that are part of our journey.
The greatness of "Watership Down" rests on the sense of realism that Adams brings to his story wild rabbits.
I have to say that the book started slow and had I been reading a paper version of it instead of listening to an audio version of the book I would probably have put it down. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Author Jane B Night
I've read this probably ten times over the years. I loaned it to friends until the pages fell out then bought the hardcover edition which I've passed on to my younger son when I... Read morePublished 5 days ago by tilla
this is a timeless classic and could hardly have received less than 5 stars. It is long but that is acceptable in such a wonderful piece of literature. Read morePublished 7 days ago by john stephen wolff, jr.
This is the complete review as it appears <a href="http://ianwoodnovellum.blogspot.com/2014/09/watership-down-by-richard-adams. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
Absolute magic. I read this book three times when I was a kid and my wife and I just read it to our three kids. This story is truly timeless. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
A classic book that should be in your library...so that it can be passed down to your children and grandchildren.Published 12 days ago by Craig Arnold
This is such a great book. I love his writing and I enjoyed every minute of reading it.Published 14 days ago by D. Fullerton
I can't believe I've never read this book until now. This is wonderful book and I would read it again & again. Children will totally enjoy this book - as read by an adult!Published 14 days ago by Barbara G. Rice
I have a very cherished memory of this book. My mother-in-law bought it for me years ago when my eldest was just a baby and we were taking him for a walk in his pram. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Wendy Louise Boyle