Herriot continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales, meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters - humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets - all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. And all the stories are warmly, evocatively told by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot: Christopher Timothy.
©1973 by James Herriot; (P)1996 by Audio Renaissance
I have loved the James Herriot collection for years and am now ecstatic to have it on my iPod. All his stories elicit a 'feel good' feeling for the listener with his brilliant writing and subject matter. Add Christopher Timothy's ability to make it all come to life in audio and you've got a winning combination over all.
donald t wardlow
I have always loved animals, particularly my 4 Seeing Eye dogs. In my teens, these books were new, and I read them all. This could be the best of the series, because of the wildly funny stories of Herriott, a smallish man, trying to party with Granville Bennett, an overpowering party animal no man can keep up with--though he obviously enjoyed trying. Add the tale of Herriott finally establishing a beach head with Helen, after a number of disastrous attempts, a tale to bring a smile to any man who chased, and finally won, a delightful woman, and you have a book to read repeatedly. I now know that Christopher Timothy, the narrator, played Herriott on TV, and that too brings back memories. The series was the last show Mom, Dad and I could watch together, and it made us all laugh--even Dad whose strength was nearly gone, and Mom who seldom found cause to laugh. Read again, and again, and enjoy.
Even if you're not familiar with the BBC series or the book by the same name, you'll still enjoy these heart-warming animal stories. Taking place mainly during the 30's and 40's in Yorkshire, England, Herriot's descriptions of the characters he encounters -- both human and animal -- often make me laugh out loud or bring me to tears.
This book, as well as other titles in the same series, is fabulous!!!! Listening is pure joy! Christopher Timothy is unequalled in his ability to make a story come alive. And Herriot's stories themselves are enthralling. I will listen to and love this book again...and again....and again...Get the idea?!!!
The James Herriott stories are all great favorites of mine on audiobook. They're extremely well read in this edition, and they are engaging enough for either long or short jaunts in the car. I really enjoy them and will be sad when I finish the series.
I agree with other reviewers... the sound in this one is just not good. The music is inappropriate, often too loud and too much of it. The quality of sound overall is not as good as usual, so I can only hope that it all returns to "normal" with the next book. PLEASE
I knew his work before listening to this but never realized how well written the stories were. Wonderful fun and so very real a picture of a country vet.
When listening carefully and attentively, you can learn a great deal. Character descriptions are picturesque and humorous. The mind's eye envisions the settings. Humor is the aim in most of the tellings. I grinned and laughed all through the presentation. I Looked forward to the next story and hated to be interrupted.
I love his storytelling and how I can visualize his patients and their owners. I love his passion for the job and he has done a great job picturing the landscape of a country I have never seen.
I absolutely love this book. The stories are heartwarming and the insights about veterinary practice in that era are interesting. If you like animals, I highly recommend this book! The narrator also does a lovely job with the accents and storytelling.
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