All Creatures Great and Small (Unabridged)
by James Herriot
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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.
Bright and Classic.
Christopher Timothy does a great job narrating this hilarious book.
James Harriet does an excellent job of illustrating the ups and downs of life, demonstrating the charming ability to find the humor in things that would make most people cringe. He paints a beautiful picture of the English countryside in such beautiful, vivid detail, one feels as if they're really there.
This is an excellent book and is now one of my favorites. I would recommend it to anyone!