I have to be honest--I'm a biased reviewer. I love this book. I have read the whole series years ago in print and watched the TV program as well wit..Show More »h great pleasure. I have even seen the actual vet surgery on a visit to the Yorkshire area. So I was thrilled to have the recorded book in my library too.
These are low stress, positive stories that brim with joy and silly escapades. What I call a comfortable listen. Especially good when the stress of modern life is too much and you need to escape to another time. To me they never get tired or old hat. Always good for a laugh. Highly recommended listening!
Glorious story read by the very actor who brought James Harriot to life in the British series, how could anyone ask for more? How about a background ..Show More »free of indistinct chatter loud enough to be a significant distraction? The distracting verbage waxed and waned, and could only be ignored when I turned the volume down so soft that I then lost the nuances of Timothy's wonderful performance. I was disappointed to say the least. I do not recall hearing this noise on the CDs I borrowed from the library years ago, read by the same narrator. Is this a different edition, or just poor importing into the Audible data base?
I love the James Herriot books, and this one is a favorite. Christopher Timothy does a great job as the narrator. However, in the middle of Chapter 50..Show More », the story changes completely, and then the end of the book is in the middle of chapter 55! Then it takes up where it left off in Chapter 50. Editors, where are you?
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 n..Show More »o exception. I was really sorry when I finished this series because I know there will be no more books.