Watership Down

Richard Adams

Peter Capaldi (Narrator)

05-07-19

17hrs 31min

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05-07-19

17hrs 31min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Classics

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“Marvelous…A powerful new vision of the great chain of being.” New York Times Book Review

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Winner of the 1972 Carnegie Medal for Literature
Winner of the London Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Nominated for a 2019 Voice Arts Award
A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Male Narration
A New York Times bestseller
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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.

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits.

As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down, an upland meadow. But here they face their most difficult challenges of all.

A stirring epic of courage and survival against the odds, Watership Down has become a beloved classic for all ages. Both an exciting adventure story and an involving allegory about freedom, ethics, and human nature, it has delighted generations with its unique and charming world, winning many awards and being adapted to film, television, and theater.

Praise

“Marvelous…A powerful new vision of the great chain of being.” New York Times Book Review

“Spellbinding…A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit, and derring-do.” Chicago Tribune

“A classic…A great book.” Los Angeles Times

“If there is no place for Watership Down in children’s bookshops, then children’s literature is dead.” The Economist (London)

“Narrator Peter Capaldi’s resonant voice is perfect for this rerelease of Adams’s 1972 epic. Besides his natural Scottish accent, Capaldi crafts more than twenty distinctive voices for this story…Capaldi delivers a riveting version of this wonderful classic. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“Veteran character actor Peter Capaldi is the perfect choice to narrate…His crisp, woolly rasp confides with a homey, avuncular quality, capturing the wonder in Adams’s rich descriptions of the English countryside in a way that recaptures the intimacy of being read to as a child. He ably handles the exotic, wuffy-fluffy Lapine vocabulary of the rabbits…and the whole cast with skill reminiscent of Jim Dale’s legendary Harry Potter recordings. This is pure audiobook magic for any age.” Seattle Times (audio review)

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Language English
Release Day May 6, 2019
Release Date May 7, 2019
Release Date Machine 1557187200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Animals & Nature, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths, Literature & Fiction, New York Times Bestsellers, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children/YA, Children 8-12, Evergreen Classics
Author Bio
Richard Adams

Richard Adams (1920–2016) wrote many novels and short stories, including Watership Down and Shardik. Watership Down hit the top of the New York Times bestseller list, where it stayed for eight months, eventually becoming Penguin Books’ all-time bestseller. He grew up in Berkshire, England, the son of a country doctor. After an education at Oxford, he spent six years in the army and then went into the civil service. The success of Watership Down allowed him to leave that work and write full time.

Narrator Bio
Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi is a Scottish actor, director, and screenwriter. He has won two BAFTAs, two British Comedy Awards, an Oscar for directing the live-action short film Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life, and is the Twelfth Doctor of the long-running BBC program Dr. Who. Capaldi lives in London with his wife and daughter.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
Winner of the 1972 Carnegie Medal for Literature
Winner of the London Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Nominated for a 2019 Voice Arts Award
A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Male Narration
A New York Times bestseller
See All +

One of the most beloved novels of our time, Watership Down is an epic journey, a stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival.

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren; he felt sure of it. They had to leave immediately. So begins a long and perilous journey of survival for a small band of rabbits.

As the rabbits skirt danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band, its humorous characters, and its compelling culture, complete with its own folk history and mythos. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down, an upland meadow. But here they face their most difficult challenges of all.

A stirring epic of courage and survival against the odds, Watership Down has become a beloved classic for all ages. Both an exciting adventure story and an involving allegory about freedom, ethics, and human nature, it has delighted generations with its unique and charming world, winning many awards and being adapted to film, television, and theater.

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