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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,997 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Adams Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down, creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf.

After being horribly mistreated at a government animal-research facility, Snitter and Rowf escape into the isolation—and terror—of the wilderness. Aided only by a fox they call “the tod,” the two dogs must struggle to survive in their new environment. When the starving dogs attack some sheep, they are labeled ferocious man-eating monsters, setting off a great dog hunt that is later intensified by the fear that the dogs could be carriers of the bubonic plague.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!”

    Boston Globe

  • “Gripping…A compelling tale of emotional force and high suspense.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Adams takes us to places where no author has taken us.”

    Washington Post

  • “Part marvelous adventure story, part diatribe against those who needlessly torture animals…an excellent drama.”


  • “Engrossing…It bears [the] abundant mark of sheer genius.”

    Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

  • “More powerful than Watership Down.”

    Providence Journal

  • “The work is excellently read by Ralph Cosham, who adds several British local dialects.”

    Library Journal

  •  A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cindy | 2/15/2014

    " I devoured this book while in my freshman year in college - probably should have been studying something! I remember enjoying it. The story is about a pair of dogs who escape from a horrid vivesection lab, and forage in the countryside to survive. Of course, the farmers whose hen houses the dogs are raiding are not pleased with the new neighbors, and when the lab leaks that the dogs may have the plague, it becomes even harder for the poor dogs to survive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris Harriman | 2/3/2014

    " Happy ending felt like a bit of a cop out, but still a quality read. Not as deep or absorbing as Watership Down, but still powerful and interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alioh | 2/2/2014

    " Strange, funny, weird, not as easy to read as Watership Down, but an interesting work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eleanor Howard | 1/27/2014

    " I absolutely loved this book. It was wonderful and it made me cry a lot. "

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