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Publisher's Summary

This enchanting program collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite stories about one of his favorite animals, each tale as memorable and heartwarming as the last. Christopher Timothy, the star of television's All Creatures Great and Small, and acknowledged "voice" of Dr. Herriot, lovingly narrates this new collection of the good doctor's canine encounters.

Here are tales of golden retrievers and sheepdogs, beagles and dachshunds, purebreds and crossbreeds, and just plain mutts - and, of course, Tricki Woo, Mrs. Pumphrey's memorable Pekinese. Each tale is suffused with the humor, wisdom and humanity of one of the greatest storytellers of our time: James Herriot.

©1995 by The James Herriot Partnership; (P)1996 by Audio Renaissance

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  • ROCHELLE
  • CASCO, MI, United States
  • 01-31-11

all James Herriot's stories are TERRIFIC

His stories may go back over 70 years, but I cherish each and every story. I laugh, I cry and I learn. Everyone should enjoy such stories.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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If you have the other Herriott books, don't bother

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I love the Herriott books but this is just a regurgitation of stories I already have in other books. VERY dissappointed and I can't seem to get the return button to work.

Would you ever listen to anything by James Herriot again?

Yes- love the Herriot books.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Fascinating

These are fine stories from a Vet who really loved and understood his job. The only disappointment was that "Jingo and Skipper" wasn't included in the anthology.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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You will never tire of hearing these stories!!!

If you could sum up James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories in three words, what would they be?

Dog lovers dream

What other book might you compare James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories to and why?

The Miss Julie Series by Ann B Ross because they are so entertaining that one can't stop listening

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

That's hard I like Tricky Lou? the rich ladies little overweight dog. But I am also partial to the Border Collie stories. They are my absolute favorite dogs to read about or to watch

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!! And I started it over and listen 2 more times. I will listen again after I finish Herriots next book All Things Great And Small

Any additional comments?

I just love the narrator and his accents. I feel as if I have been to that part of the UK

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 12-12-17

Charming

I have a stack of very long books to read. They seem a bit overwhelming for me to start at this time of year. Therefore, I turned to some of my favorite short stories that have always helped me unwind and they leave me feeling good.

This book is a collection of stories about dogs. The dogs range from Border Collie farm dogs to spoiled Pekingese. This is a memoir so we have Herriot’s personal viewpoint of this large animal veterinary practice that has small animal care. Herriot states he enjoys the small animals the most but in his day the large farm animals were what his training emphasized and was his main income. I always enjoy Herriot’s delightful stories.

The book is three hours. Christopher Timothy does a good job narrating the book. Timothy is a Welsh actor and played Herriot in the BBC production of “All Things Great and Small”. He is an award-winning audiobook narrator

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  • Larissa
  • BOZEMAN, MONTANA, US
  • 02-10-16

Lovely

Grew up reading these stories, so there's some nostalgia bias here, but these are truly wonderful "people stories" with lots of animal heart to boot. Christopher Timothy (who played Harriot in the BBC series) does a fabulous job reading and handles the accents well. When I can't sleep I put this on and smile as the antics of Tricki and Roy distract me into slumber. This particular recording is good quality, unlike a few of the others of the same series here on Audible, which sound tinny and soft. I've recommended these stories to lots of people over the years and never known anyone to be disappointed.

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  • DCD
  • NV
  • 10-18-12

GREAT BOOK!

Would you consider the audio edition of James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories to be better than the print version?

I loved the print version and really love the audio version. I use the audio books while i am on the treadmill and LOVE James Herriots books. Thank you so much.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Tricky Woo

What about Christopher Timothy’s performance did you like?

He has a smooth voice and speaks very clearly...he is very easy to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No.

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  • sherri
  • east helena, mt, United States
  • 06-19-12

Loved the book

What did you love best about James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories?

I loved the variety and the interaction with the farmers (hillsmen) and you learn to love the dogs. Great Book

What was one of the most memorable moments of James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories?

I loved the stories of "Tricki Woo"

What does Christopher Timothy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The hillsman accent which makes you feel more a part of where the stories are coming from

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did both depending on the story

Any additional comments?

I wish there were more. Thanks for a great book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • kpmedia
  • BOSTON, MA, United States
  • 02-24-12

Great stories for the dog lover

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was enjoyable to listen to and reminded of an old movie from the 1940's.

What did you like best about this story?

The dog's personalites

What does Christopher Timothy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He is a highly skilled actor that truly enhances the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Wholesome

Nice change from my mystery books!! Wholesome and fun, always a new animal to love!!