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All Creatures Great and Small: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the Worlds Most Beloved Animal Doctor

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Christopher Timothy

15 Hours 42 Minutes

Macmillan Audio

March 2003

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

In this first volume of 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? With the local farmers? And what will the animals think? This program is filled with hilarious and touching tales of the unpredictable Sigfriend Farnon, Sigfreid's zany brother, Tristan, and Herriot's first encounters with a beautiful girl called 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 work.

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  • shannon n

    Wonderful book that took me away to a a beautiful place in a difficult time. Can't wait to read James Harriots next book.

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  • douglas craig

    What a great book , very well read by Christopher,really is a pleasure from start to finish Highly recommended

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  • Bronwyn Powell

    A lovely story but I had some problems with the audio. It is easy to picture Christopher Timothy in his TV role. A great insight into prewar veterinary medicine

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  • Peter Line

    Fantastic Book and very well written. Top Marks for this excellent production.

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  • Manasi Kashyap

    A beautiful book written by an empathetic person who loved what he did, understood people & had a delightful sense of humour. It's also a huge plus that it was read by Christopher Timothy who also played his part in the TV series. I listen to it every few months.

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  • Paperback Reader

    Interesting story, a 'light' listen. Didn't finish all 12 discs, but finished 9....

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  • Anonymous

    James Herriot tells delightful stories of the life of a veterinarian in Yorkshire, England. I grew up on a farm in NW Iowa that had cattle, pigs, horses, chickens, dogs and cats. Now a city girl, it was fun to hear the stories and reminisce of my childhood days. I loved the book !!

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  • JT

    It was a great 12 hours. The reader really brought the story to life. But along with all the joy were a few sad parts. I guess dealing with life and death problems of animals it's bound to happen. Don't get me wrong, it's a 99% "Glad to be alive story" you'll remember and chuckle about. :-)

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  • Anonymous

    This book is more a collection of stories than anything else, however, each story will leave you smiling. This book always left me laughing and feeling refreshed

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  • lorin

    to the Yorkshire Dales where I can eat Yorkshire pudding, marry a young strong farmer and gaze over the rugged beauty of the Dales every morning over tea. classic writing, amazingly read.

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