All Creatures Great and Small

8 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 7,960 ratings

All Creatures Great and Small Publisher's Summary

These are the stories that catapulted James Herriot to literary fame. When this book was first published, it was a simple volume of memoirs by an unknown Scottish veterinarian. But within a year, the book became recognized as a masterpiece. And in the two and a half decades that followed, Dr. Herriot became one of the most universally loved authors of our time.

In this first volume of his memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? The local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother, Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl named Helen.

Now as then, All Creatures Great and Small is full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot's love of life. His journey across the Yorkshire dales, and his encounters with humans and dogs, cows and kittens, are lovingly told by Christopher Timothy with all the fascination, affection and joy that suffuses Dr. Herriot's works.

©1972 by James Herriot (P)1996 by Audio Renaissance
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  • Book 1

    • All Creatures Great and Small

    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,853
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,020
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,016

    In this first volume of his memoirs, then-newly-qualified vet James Herriot arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, and he has no idea what to expect. How will he get on with his new boss? The local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Siegfried Farnon, his charming student brother Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl named Helen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Wonderful Listen--Stories That Never Get Old

    • By Sara on 09-10-14

    Regular price: $39.93

    • All Creatures Great and Small

    • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name. Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semiferal cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A radiator of warmth and kindess

    • By James on 06-13-18

    Regular price: $26.64

  • Book 2

    • All Things Bright and Beautiful

    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,746
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,311

    Herriot continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales, meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters - humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets - all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. And all the stories are warmly, evocatively told by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot: Christopher Timothy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I love this book, but....

    • By Shirley on 10-07-11

    Regular price: $29.27

    • All Things Bright and Beautiful

    • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much homemade wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliantly written

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 3

    • All Things Wise and Wonderful

    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 15 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,287
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 938
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 945

    This enchanting collection of stories is the warm and joyful sequel to All Things Bright and Beautiful and All Creatures Great and Small, the memoirs of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, Poor editing

    • By Sassy1980 on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $29.27

  • Book 4

    • The Lord God Made Them All

    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,011
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 753
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 754

    The volume that completes the verse: All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. These are the memoirs of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just as good as the others

    • By Alison on 03-01-05

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Lord God Made Them All

    • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    The fourth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. Finally home from London after his wartime service in the RAF, James Herriot is settling back into life as a country vet. While the world has changed after the war, the blunt Yorkshire clients and menagerie of beasts with weird and wonderful ailments remain the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Always good and this ones different

    • By Brad on 03-17-17

    Regular price: $23.44

  • Book 5

    • Every Living Thing

    • The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
    • By: James Herriot
    • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
    • Length: 11 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The fifth volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small. During his decades spent as a country vet in Yorkshire, James Herriot has seen huge advances in medical science, technological leaps, and a world irrevocably changed by war. Yet some things have always stayed the same - gruff farmers, hypochondriac pet owners, and animals that never do quite what you expect them to.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • enchanting stories

    • By Grace K on 05-21-17

    Regular price: $21.31