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Unten am Fluss by Richard Adams

Unten am Fluss (original 1972; edition 2005)

by Richard Adams

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Title:Unten am Fluss
Authors:Richard Adams
Info:Dhv der Hörverlag (2005), Edition: Neuausg., Audio CD
Collections:Your library, Read (all), Audiobooks
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This will always be one of my favorites. ( )
  Sarahliz2182 | Jul 1, 2017 |
This was so long ago I really need to re-read it ( )
  pan0ramix | May 26, 2017 |
This is one of my favorite books of all time. I absolutely loved it. ( )
  ClaireLou | May 5, 2017 |
This book is a children's book. I think many adults who have deep feelings about it read the book when they were kids and combined those memories with the story. It goes on and on about rabbit life.. and it is a rabbit life- mostly boring and sometimes dangerous. However, writing is impeccable. And the leadership style is relatable to us: hazel is courageous, innovative, and open minded rabbit. He is brave enough to put his foot down, but humble enough to listen to others... still it was a long book and probably only tolerable if you are on a long car trip like this author was with his daughters. ( )
  soontobefree | May 1, 2017 |
Such a charming and haunting little book. The rabbits are more human than human. A true classic. Mr. Adams passed recently. In writing this book he will never be forgotten. The courage of the rabbits could be a lesson taught to us all. ( )
  Hymlock | Apr 20, 2017 |
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Watership Down offers little to build a literary cult upon. On the American-whimsy exchange, one Tolkien hobbit should still be worth a dozen talking rabbits.
added by Shortride | editTime, Melvin Maddocks (Mar 18, 1974)
This bunny-rabbit novel not only steers mostly clear of the usual sticky, anthropomorphic pitfalls of your common garden-variety of bunny rabbit story: it is also quite marvelous for a while, and after it stops being marvelous, it settles down to be pretty good- a book you can live with from start to finish.
It would seem that in Adam's ardor for wild creatures he has tried too hard to make a case for them instead of allowing them fully to be their own recommendation. I'm grateful for much of what he's done, but I'm not going to look at rabbits differently from now on.

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Adams, Richardprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cosham, RalphNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallqvist, Britt G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juva, KerstiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawrence, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paolini, Pier FrancescoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parkins, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pekkanen, PanuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schuchart, MaxTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To Juliet and Rosamond, remembering the road to Stratford-on-Avon
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Titre d'une autre édition : Les garennes de Watership Down
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AR 6.2, Pts 25.0

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren – he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver’s sixth sense was never wrong. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down, but here they face their most difficult challenge of all.
FI:"Viikka ja Vatukka, Voikukka ja Mansikka, Pähkinä ja Hopea ja muut kanit, Ruohometsän koko unohtumaton kansa tässä elokuvassa, joka on valloittanut maailman. Kertomus pikkukanien uhkraohkeasta pakomatkasta ihmisten jaloista kohti uutta, turvallista kotiseutua - on tarina kaikenikäisille. Jännittävä, liikuttava ja tiemastuttava koko perheen elokuva, jonka suosiosta kertovat myös monet suuret kansainväliset palkinnot."
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Rabbits find a home.
They find others on the way
and fight to stay safe.

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0380002930, Mass Market Paperback)

Watership Down has been a staple of high-school English classes for years. Despite the fact that it's often a hard sell at first (what teenager wouldn't cringe at the thought of 400-plus pages of talking rabbits?), Richard Adams's bunny-centric epic rarely fails to win the love and respect of anyone who reads it, regardless of age. Like most great novels, Watership Down is a rich story that can be read (and reread) on many different levels. The book is often praised as an allegory, with its analogs between human and rabbit culture (a fact sometimes used to goad skeptical teens, who resent the challenge that they won't "get" it, into reading it), but it's equally praiseworthy as just a corking good adventure.

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

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Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.

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