Watership Down is a classic novel out of the archives that is referred to generations after generations since it first got published in 1972. The book is part of a series of novels with the same title, Watership Down and this is its first chapter. Richards Adams, the author deserves all praise for his brilliant writing and making this an evergreen novel. Some other top quality novels go to his credit, which are The Plague Dogs and Shardik.
The novel was recently recreated in an audio version and it became an instant hit. Even those who have gone through the print version several times found this audiobook quite refreshing and entertaining. The credit for the audiobook success goes to its narrator Peter Capaldi, who gave his best performance through his controlled tone and expression.
The story is about Fiver, who could sense some definite danger ahead. There was something terrible going to happen to the warren and he had no doubt about it. They had no choice other than to leave immediately. After this, a perilous and a long journey of survival initiated, which was linked to a small band of rabbits.
The rabbits skirt some danger at almost every turn of the journey. This helped the men get acquainted with the band and also about their compelling culture and humorous characters. It was complete with its very own share of mythos and folk history. The vision of Fiver finally took them to the ultimate Watership Down, which was actually an upland meadow. The place was waiting for them with the most daunting challenges of their lives.
The subject novel is an epic journey and a highly inspiring tale of courage, adventure and survival.