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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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    MARK United States 05-28-12
    MARK United States 05-28-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Wish you were there."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Timeless. Make me feel like I was there, looking over the main character's shoulder, immersed in each episode: sights, sounds, smells...grinning, gritting my teeth, wincing and laughing. The reader's voices brought the characters to life, and the story let you feel things from the main character's point of view. Wish I could meet him, and experience the Yorkshire Dales along side him.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character, the veterinarian, James Herriott. I liked his charisma, sincerity humility and occasional insecurity, in spite of his skill and diligence. I enjoyed his appreciation and affection for most people and animals, and agreed with his frustration and distaste for others. I shared his sense of intimidation of some, and cheered his pride or relief in occaions of triumph over grim circumstances.


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Timothy – was your favorite?

    The two-sided Boss Veterinarian, Sigfried Farnun.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Too many.


    Any additional comments?

    What great, realistic adventures! Start with the first book and go through them in order: All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    RoseEve Washington State 08-16-17
    RoseEve Washington State 08-16-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Phenomenal"

    Christopher Timothy does a fantastic performance. Those who are familiar with the TV series can see Christopher Timothy acting as James Wight (Herriot) as the expressive vet. They story does take many turns as he takes twists and turns while serving in world war ll with memories of his vetting of the Yorkshire. He does a phenomenal job and deserving high praise. Many narrators try and capture the essence of the character whether fictional or non-fiction and Christopher does just that. The stories will leave you with a sense of connection to the character... it will make you feel all the emotions and mostly happy ones. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and would like to hear the non fiction life of a vet with humor and life struggles.

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    Jackie Sue 05-11-17
    Jackie Sue 05-11-17 Member Since 2014
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    I love these stories. Sadly, Audible has mixed up the last 8-10 chapters. That needs to be fixed!

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    Linda G McDonough 03-28-17 Member Since 2013
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    "The last chapter is out of order"

    There is an error in this recording where the final chapter appears out of nowhere and then the book continues with the rest of the chapters. I think it might have even skipped a chapter. It never said how he got sent home from the war and it ended with a reflection Aron a random traveler. Having said this, most of the chapters were in the right order and his stories are wonderful. Then ending, which wasn't the ending as written was disappointing. I will have to get book out of library and finish it properly.

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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
    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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    Gregory bates ARIZONA 12-10-16
    Gregory bates ARIZONA 12-10-16

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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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