Reading the works of James Herriot in print is always enjoyable. His writing is beautiful and moving. Listening to Christopher Timothy bring those words to life is exquisite. Masterful writing comes together with brilliant narration, and the result is perfection. These books are a treat for the soul.
Brilliant writing, brilliant narration. This audio book is the perfect marriage of good writing and talented narration. I find myself wiping away tears, or bursting into laughter as I listen. What a beautiful combination is the loving writing of James Herriot and the skillful reading of Christopher Timothy! I wish I could visit Yorkshire, although now I feel as if I'm already there.
What a great read! I'm just a middle-aged American housewife with no ties to Asia or any detailed knowledge of the area, other than what is commonly known, and yet I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author wrote with obvious respect for the people and culture he described. Despite being a "history book," this was one I was reluctant to put down, and always looked forward to being able to continue as soon as my present task was over. I recommend it to anyone.
When the writing was plot-driven, it moved along in an engaging way. When it was social agenda-driven, it dulled to a preachy slog. Very important plot questions were left unanswered. Issues presented to the reader as both dangerous and important were left unresolved.
She expressed legitimate emotions and provided distinct voices for the various characters.
Perhaps for some. As social propaganda, it's well written. As a story, it leaves too much unresolved. Was this book just a lead-in to a series?
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