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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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    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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    brian 06-18-14
    brian 06-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Moreadventures of a vet."
    If you could sum up All Things Bright and Beautiful in three words, what would they be?

    Good, bad, hilarious.


    What other book might you compare All Things Bright and Beautiful to and why?

    Just as good as All Creatures Great and Small.


    What about Christopher Timothy’s performance did you like?

    Excellent narration, considering he played James in the TV series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

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    C. Elliott 05-18-14
    C. Elliott 05-18-14
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    "The wonderful story continues..."

    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.

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    Amazon Customer 03-31-14
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    "Horrible sound quality, excellent story"

    James Herriot is one of my favorite authors so the 3 star rating isn't at all because of the quality of the story itself. I also have this book on CD and the audible version has something seriously wrong with the audio. Christopher Timothy's voice is much too deep and slow, to the point that it makes it impossible to listen to this book. Such a shame because it is a wonderful story. Hopefully Audible will fix the sound quality...until then, don't get this one.

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    Josh 12-10-13
    Josh 12-10-13
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    "Excellent narration and story"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I love the James herriot series, but this one played at a slower speed during part of it. There was a serious error in the digitization process.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of All Things Bright and Beautiful?

    I like the book as a whole


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christopher Timothy?

    I would cast no one other than Cristapher Timothy


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    The audio quality sparked disappointment, anger, and sadness in me


    Any additional comments?

    This book should be remastered

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Spanbauer Cincinnati, OH 05-13-13
    J. Spanbauer Cincinnati, OH 05-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Charming stories will have you laughing and crying"
    Would you consider the audio edition of All Things Bright and Beautiful to be better than the print version?

    As a teen, I adored the print version, and read many times. 20 years later, I am so grateful to re-discover these old favorites on audio! The narrator really added to the feel of the stories, and I enjoyed his rendition of Herriot's escapades. I'm not sure I'd say that audio is better, but for someone who spends a lot of time in the car, this is one book definitely worth listening to. An extra bonus is the format (collection of stories) which makes it easy to find a place to stop and restart.


    What other book might you compare All Things Bright and Beautiful to and why?

    Others in this series. All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made them All.


    What about Christopher Timothy’s performance did you like?

    As the actor who played James Herriot in the TV Series, he totally understands James's character and the personalities, accents and attitudes of the villagers whose animals he helps care for.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it was a leisurely stroll through rural England. It was like a friendly visit to a dear friend over a number of days. Pleasant each time I turned it on.


    Any additional comments?

    James Herriot may have been a good vet, but he is a rather skilled writer who catches the humor in any situation. In turns I would be laughing aloud, and then crying at the next story in line. (Not easy to explain to a mortified teen-ager that you are picking up in car-line at school!) I really enjoyed re-visiting these stories. If you are an animal lover (and have a strong stomach) who likes the technical aspect of caring for animals interwoven with stories of everyday life in rural England, you will enjoy this audio book!

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    Sid Fox 11-29-12
    Sid Fox 11-29-12 Member Since 2013

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    Would you consider the audio edition of All Things Bright and Beautiful to be better than the print version?

    I loved the TV show and the books. They are one of my most favourite series in TV and books.

    I love the audiobooks because it brings back memories of the era and the people. Christopher brings the characters back to life and all the images flood back.

    I have come to love audiobooks as much as I do books. It is to hard to choose for me. I love both.


    What other book might you compare All Things Bright and Beautiful to and why?

    Just the other books in the series compare to All Things Bright and Beautiful.


    Have you listened to any of Christopher Timothy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this is the first time for audiobooks.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    If you love animals and people you will enjoy this book. There is humour sorrow and history all rolled up in to one.


    Any additional comments?

    Jame Herriot is not only a great vet he is also a great writer who can make you laugh and cry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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