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All Things Bright and Beautiful Audiobook
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Written by: 
James Herriot
Narrated by: 
Christopher Timothy
All Things Bright and Beautiful Audiobook

All Things Bright and Beautiful

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Publisher's Summary

James Herriot has now become firmly established and accepted as one of Darrowby's veterinarians. He's also married, and lives with his wife Helen on the top floor of Skeldale House. His former boss, now partner, Siegfried, lives downstairs with Siegfried's brother Tristan.

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

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    Ruth United States 06-28-13
    Ruth United States 06-28-13 Member Since 2014

    I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction

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    "Laugh, Cry and Enjoy These Great Animal Stories!"

    This is the second book of the original James Herriot quartet and is just as great as All Creatures Great and Small. It was great fun to learn about the humorous and sometimes heartbreaking and even backbreaking labor that was involved in veterinary practice in the past. If you love animals this book is for you. It is easy to tell that the author really cared for his patients and enjoyed working with them. It is also a great story about an incredible work ethic for difficult work. This book has a lot of really funny parts, but also some tear-jerking parts. Christopher Timothy does a wonderful job with the narration. The Yorkshire accents are a lot of fun. I hope you will like it as much as I do.

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    Leigh Mount Pleasant, SC United States 03-23-13
    Leigh Mount Pleasant, SC United States 03-23-13

    There is nothing better than a good book!

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    "Brilliant and flawless!"

    Where do I begin?!?! James Herriot's words and experiences are brought to vivid life by the flawless and brilliant narration of Christopher Timothy! I have never been so captivated! Timothy's spot-on vocals left me awestruck- he truly captures Herriot's sharp wit and genuine love of all creatures great and small, all things bright and beautiful!

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    Anandasubramanian 07-09-11 Member Since 2009

    Love excellent narrators like Ray Porter. Love the Joe Ledger series.

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    "Excellent book: GREAT narrator"

    For me, Christopher Timothy is James Herriot, Tristan and Seigfrid.
    He is also the numerous farmers, horse racers and the bartender.
    This is how you should narrate a book: make it lively with accents, inflections and enthusiasm.
    Kudos to Audible for a Great presentation.

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    April Everett, WA, United States 01-25-11
    April Everett, WA, United States 01-25-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Great Memoir"

    The wonder of Herriot's world is fascinating and at times heartbreaking. The confluence of people relating to their animals depending on personality and world view turns what could have been a book about animals and farmers of the early 20th century into a study of the psychology of people relating to animals and how sometimes poverty and ignorance inflict avoidable harm as well as helpless destruction. The vet's job is hard not only in terms of the hands on nature of dealing sometimes with a creature weighing half a ton but also with owners who may either be too careless, cruel or poor to deal adequately with an animal's basic needs. James Herriot is a sensitive man, but he is realistic about the animals and people he has chosen to work among. He does not make the animals into proto humans, and he tries not to teach people about themselves but only basic animal husbandry. However, the story he relates clearly teaches us how the way people relate to the world is more important to animals' health than nature.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sapphira Alberta, Canada 12-18-09
    Sapphira Alberta, Canada 12-18-09 Member Since 2014

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    "I Can Never Get Enough Of James Herriot's Stories"

    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.

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    Donald T. Wardlow hamilton, nj usa 07-19-09
    Donald T. Wardlow hamilton, nj usa 07-19-09 Member Since 2016

    donald t wardlow

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    "rediscovering old friends"

    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.

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    M&M Seattle, WA USA 06-30-09
    M&M Seattle, WA USA 06-30-09
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    "Heart-warming stories"

    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.

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    Eunice Harrodsburg, KY, United States 11-30-07
    Eunice Harrodsburg, KY, United States 11-30-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Perfection!!!!"

    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?!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Alison New Hope, PA, USA 02-22-05
    Alison New Hope, PA, USA 02-22-05
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    "Lovely and perfectly suited to the format..."

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ciparliamo Long Island 07-22-16
    ciparliamo Long Island 07-22-16
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    "Feel good story."

    Enjoyable and wonderful. Well worth the credit! Reader terrific, too. Read first book and looking forward to next book next month!

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