We meet old friends again - his partner Siegfried, the zany Tristan, the bon vivant Granville Bennett - and scores of new folk, each with a story to tell. James Herriot is back and, as one reviewer said of his work, "If ever you have loved a friend, human or otherwise, these stories are for you."
©1977 by James Herriot; (P)1996 by Audio Renaissance Tapes, a Division of CPU, Inc.
"...humor, realism, sensitivity, earthiness...gentle compassion and a lively sense of the sad, the ridiculous, and the admirable." (Columbus Dispatch)
The stories in this Herriot novel are great. I love Christopher Timothy's narration. He is just great. My young daughter has commented how he makes the voices so different that he really makes the story come alive. I wish there were more to listen to!
I felt as if I was privleged to be there....in the English farming countryside....watching & enjoying the people, the animals...the most ordinary but precious experiences......from the point of view of a good man with an appreciative sense of humor....a refreshing, positive listening experience!
also presents the English temperment at it's best!
My mother gave me this series to read when I was about 11 or 12 and I thought it was wonderful. I got James Herriot's Stories for Children from Audible for my kids to listen to on car rides and enjoyed it so much that I got the All Things Great and Small series for myself. It held up to everything I thought about it 30 years ago. I was a great series to listen to while I worked. Wonderful observations on humanity, funny stories, sad moments and just an overall pleasure to enjoy again. Excellent performance by Christopher Timothy as well.
I GOT ACQUAINTED WITH HERRIOT VIA THE TV SERIES AND LOVE THE BOOKS.
HE GIVES EACH CHARACTER A VOICE AND PERSONALITY. HAVING SEEN HIM IN THE TV SERIES, HE IS THE MOST NATURAL PERSON TO READ THE BOOKS. MY RESPECT FOR HIM AS AN ACTOR HAS INCREASED EXPONENTIALLY BECAUSE OF HIS PERFORMANCES IN THESE BOOKS. HIS ACCENTS, VOICES, TIMING - PERFECT! HE HAS ACTED OUT THE STORIES AND MADE THEM MORE ENTERTAINING AND REAL.
SINCE IT IS BROKEN UP INTO DIFFERENT STORIES, ITS EASY TO PICK UP AT MY CONVENIENCE.
Yes, and I have.
Love all of james herriott's stories
Love the characters and descriptions of the scenery.
Nothing that stands out at this moment. I have heard all his stories so am not sure what came from this one. I do love how some of the adventures are still relevant today.
If you liked "All Things Bright and Beautiful" you will love this too! It touches your heart!
You will enjoy every moment. No one tells a story better than James Herriot did. The person who reads the story Tim ? does a great job. His voice sounds just like James Herriot, at least it seems that way. My tapes from years ago sound almost exact.
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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