The world's most beloved storyteller once again brings us the magical beauty of Yorkshire, the joys and sorrows of its inhabitants, and the richly rewarding experiences of a country veterinarian.
James and Helen now have two growing children, Jimmy and Rosie, who bring a new kind of adventure into James' life. The Herriots live at Skeldale House on the edge of the Yorkshire dales, whose peace, solitude, and feel of the wild make the countryside both thrilling and comforting at the same time.
It is the 1950s, a time of new advances in veterinary medicine, but the hard-working people of Yorkshire have not changed. That includes James' dear old friends Siegfried and Tristan - neither of whom has lost his great good humor. We also meet new friends, as James travels behind the Iron Curtain and learns about a world very different from his own. And always, his wonder, exhilaration, and affection glow in every word, whether he is talking about the glories of the moors and dales or the fascination of the people.
©1981 by James Herriot; (P)1996 by Audio Renaissance Tapes, a Division of CPU, Inc.
All of the Herriot books are great in audio -- very engaging stories that benefit much from the fine reader's rendering of the accents. This one is no exception. I was really sorry when I finished this series because I know there will be no more books.
I've always enjoyed the Herriot books and having grown up with the TV series, it was wonderful to hear them read by Christopher Timothy (who plays James). This is a very relaxing listen.
Christopher Timothy reads these wonderfully, during the humourous anecdotes you can hear him smiling.
The James Herriott books are all some of my all-time favorites. If you are looking for a "real" story that reads like fiction, but is based on this man's extraordinary life, you will thoroughly enjoy this book.
I love James Herriot and Christopher Timothy is absolutely the best! I was leary of ordering another because the last one I ordered, All Things Bright and Beautiful was sub standard on recording, but this one was perfect. Very entertaining, a good listen for the entire family. Something for everybody! Love it.
The final chapter of some of the greatest works ever done. I enjoy listening to the adventure of the Yorkshire Dells vet and his friends.
This is fit for the whole family, nad will enjoyed by all.
I am a working mom who loves to squeeze in listening to books while walking, doing chores or commuting.
Yes, I do. Christopher Timothy is the perfect narrator for James Herriot books. He does the accents very well and he has very good inflections when the exciting parts come. It is easy to visual James Herriot scrambling out of the way of charging livestock or dealing with ridiculous clients. He does a great job.
James Herriot, of course.
I would stick to the title.
I have read the entire series of Herriot's books and re-read many of them. His books are good, wholesome reading of a time when life was more down to earth and quaint. I love his books. Comfort reading!
There is nothing better than a good book!
Where do I begin?!?! James Herriot's words and experiences are brought to vivid life by the flawless and brilliant narration of Christopher Timothy! I have never been so captivated! Timothy's spot-on vocals left me awestruck- he truly captures Herriot's sharp wit and genuine love of all creatures great and small!
You must read this book and twice is fine. Told eloquently sone chapters are the same as others in others if James Herriott's books though, but I know you will enjoy this book!
loved it. great performance as well. the only thing I am not in love with is the music. it's not always timed well and occasionally hits a few high pitched lingering notes that send me scrambling for the volume button. but it's worth it.
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