Kittens and cats of all kinds populate this program and, like their flesh-and-blood counterparts, they will purr their way into the hearts and minds of everyone who hears their stories. You'll meet cats of farmers, merchants, and matrons; cats with definite social graces and wild, untamed natures; and some cats who became a cherished part of the Herriot family. You'll also meet some of the wonderful people of Yorkshire, men and women whose lives were changed forever by the love and affection of these fascinating, independent, caring creatures.
©1994 by James Herriot; (P)1994 by Audio Renaissance Tapes, A Division of Cassette Productions Unlimited, Inc.
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Ah, listening to this audiobook was the sweetest pain and awfulest pleasure! I've never been so moved by any audiobook (tears, runny nose, even sobs!). It must be because last year we lost our beloved feline companion of 18 years, but it's also surely because James Herriot deeply sympathizes with, loves, and understands cats and their humans and because Christopher Timothy feels the same about Herriot's stories. Listening to the savory and vivid descriptions of the feline friends, arching their backs and purring thunderously and fulfilling vital roles in their people's lives, and then hearing of them falling ill and wasting away, and then being filled with an almost unbearable suspense as to whether or not Dr. Herriot will find and cure what ails them... well, it's all just the heart of the sad transience and amazing beauty of living beings in our wonderful world.
Im a huge cat lover and I really enjoy Mr.Herriots storys. I have only listen to 3, but I must say this one was full of tears for me. So I highly recommend James Herriot just mabye not this one unless your a bit more tuff skinned than me.
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I loved cat stories and anything from James Herriot. Have read and listened to all of his books many time and only wish he had written more. I'm writing that like he is gone and I am not sure buy if you love your dog or cat or heaven forbid Ferrett!!!,,,, buy his books.
I've gotten somewhat tired of the cat stories that go like: family meets cat, family initially doesn't like cat, but gets used to it, then loves it, then cat gets killed by car, the end. There are only so many such stories (or similar) that you can read/listen to. Fortunately, these are pretty different. Mostly heartwarming, lighthearted, and fun. I enjoyed them all, which is a rarity.
his grate impathy
how he puts in to words what he see.
the black kitten in the reads
it's better in little bites. so to saver each story in the book
James Herriot has given the world a frozen picture of a time and place buty and serenity. Christopher Timothy been the voice of Herriot in the BBC series and the audio books. he has truly given live the this part.. I have been a fan from the time my children and I watched the shows when thy were little. this is truly a winning combo.
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