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All Things Wise and Wonderful Audiobook

All Things Wise and Wonderful

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Publisher's Summary

In this third enchanting collection of stories, James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, picks up where All Things Bright and Beautiful left off: World War II has begun, and James has been inducted into the RAF. We see him at training camp and we go back with him to Yorkshire - on real trips as he breaks away to see Helen, who is about to have a baby, and on trips of reverie as he recalls the dales, the animals, and the Yorkshire people who have so enriched his life.

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.

What the Critics Say

"...humor, realism, sensitivity, earthiness...gentle compassion and a lively sense of the sad, the ridiculous, and the admirable." (Columbus Dispatch)

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    Susan D Goodfellow 02-28-17 Member Since 2013
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    "love the book, technical issue with recording"

    Technical issue: the last chapter is out of order, inserted about 5 chapters early. Otherwise a wonderful performance.

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    Nicolle 02-20-17
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    "Love these books!!"

    Classic stories that never get old! Still makes me laugh hysterically at points...cry at others.

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    Jeffrey 01-10-17
    Jeffrey 01-10-17
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    "love James heriot"

    love the narrator love the story. I enjoyed hearing about all his animal adventures. good

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    susan 01-01-17
    susan 01-01-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Another Herriot Classic"

    If you would like to experience the wind blowing through the heather on a high Yorkshire moor and hear the delightful and poignant tales of a country veterinarian and animals, large and small and good folk, close to the earth, then this is a book for you.

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    Va kinlefan#23 12-29-16
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    "Final chapters out of order"

    This book needs to be re edited. The story ends nicely with him coming home from the Air Force but then there are more chapters following with him still in the air force. The animal tales are good as expected. Audible should really fix this glaring error.

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    Gregory bates ARIZONA 12-10-16
    Gregory bates ARIZONA 12-10-16 Member Since 2016

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    "All things Wise and wonderful"

    My father lived this life and I was Lucky enough to spend my Early days riding along with him and see these stories in real life.
    Boy do these stories bring back memories.

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    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 11-20-16
    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 11-20-16 Member Since 2011

    I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!

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    "I watched, I read, now I've listened"

    I loved all three media! James is a wonderful vet who has learned now to take himself too seriously so he could tell all the tales to the listener. What great stories they are about a grand variety of people and animals!

    Christopher Timothy is the perfect narrator! His voice is warm and inviting.

    If you're in need of a break from murder or dragons and just want a relaxing listen, do give this or any in the series a listen.

    Oh, sounds boring? Not so! What about a wee cat who's inners ore outer the purrs so loudly the two vets have to try? What about a young man so desperate to see his pregnant wife he is willing to go AWOL. Or an extremely valuable stallion who suddenly starts choking to death?

    While a gentle story there is tension, humor, sadness...it's just a darn good story!

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    Amazon Customer 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "What a life!"

    How lives a life like this is one question but to have the gift to write about it so eloquently is truly amazing.

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    cawade21 Maryland 08-11-16
    cawade21 Maryland 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "another fantastic book by James Herriot!!!"

    I have one left of this series and I'm so sad about that. I wish I could read James herriot's Books for the rest of my life. they are so entertaining, heartwarming, fun, exciting, and hysterical! I just can't get enough!

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    dharma090 04-24-16
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    "The best books available."

    I love these books and listening to them has made the world even more exciting. The narration is impeccable and I recommend these to anyone and everyone!!

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