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All Things Bright and Beautiful | [James Herriot]

All Things Bright and Beautiful

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.
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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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    Donald T. Wardlow Myrtle Beach area, sc usa 07-19-09
    Donald T. Wardlow Myrtle Beach area, sc usa 07-19-09 Listener Since 2009

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

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    J. Ryan Baldridge 03-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Truly enjoyable from first to final chapter."

    I feel as though I were there and the animals and people were part of my life too. And now that the narrative has ended I am reluctant to return to the modern world.

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    Robert C. 03-21-15
    Robert C. 03-21-15
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    "The best"

    James Herriot's books are the best. I love them! they are the reason I became an audible customer.

    The Best!

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    J. Cartagena 01-23-15
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    "I Love James Herriott"
    What did you love best about All Things Bright and Beautiful?

    I loved his descriptions of the characters James dealt with on a daily basis.


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    Kristal Rick 01-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Rewarding and Genuine!"

    Everyone who loves animals should read or listen to James Harriet 's series of books.
    Each chapter is like a story of its own. perfect to listen on your way home ft work
    And who doesn't love to listen to a good Scottish accent?!

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    Mel Johansson Wilmington, NC, United States 01-19-15
    Mel Johansson Wilmington, NC, United States 01-19-15 Member Since 2011

    Reader & all-around literate person

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    "Lovely book & narrator; frustrating noises"

    Herriot's stories are wonderful classics, and Christopher Timothy is the perfect narrator for these splendid books. But the bizarre background voices sometimes made it seem like watching a theatre performance with people chatting in the row behind you.

    Add to that the oddly random music occasionally pasted in at chapter transitions, and you have an excellent performance marred by bad production.

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    Christine Bowie, MD, United States 01-18-15
    Christine Bowie, MD, United States 01-18-15 Member Since 2007
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    "hilarious and touching!"

    Great narrator, keeps you engaged the whole time and you will be rolling off your seats laughing sometimes and crying at others.

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