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All Creatures Great and Small

The Classic Memoirs of a Yorkshire Country Vet
Written by: James Herriot
Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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. And when he meets Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, all the training and experience in the world can't help him....

Since they were first published, James Herriot's memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Creatures Great and Small is a heartwarming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.

©2016 James Herriot (P)2016 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

What the critics say

"I grew up reading James Herriot's books and I'm delighted that 30 years on, they are still every bit as charming, heartwarming and laugh-out-loud funny as they were then." (Kate Humble)

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Fascinating and still relevant today

The memoirs of a country vet were immortalised by James Herriot in these books, and read by the actor that played him in the TV series 30 plus years ago. The charm of this book remains undiminished, and shows how little time has changed things - farmers continue to be farmers, animals know nothing of the passage of time and the perils of dealing with both still rings true. Hilarious and touching in equal part, this is a true British classic.

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If You read James Herriot you'll love this

I have read every James Herriot book. I have loved them since I was very Young. I remember my Dad reading them at night in the winter and hearing him chuckle as he read them. When I heard over the radio one morning that the author had passed away I actually cried. RIP and thank you so much for your legacy of love and laughter and such sweet memories.
Growing up on a farm as I listen to this audible book it is so vivid and enjoyable.
I highly recommend it AND I was pleased that the narrator's voice was exactly as I imagined my beloved author's character would sound. You won't be disappointed worth every penny ENJOY
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Beautiful narration of an excellent story.

This reader brings superb dimension to one of my favourite authors! I'm starting the next one right away!

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  • James
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 2018-06-13

A radiator of warmth and kindess

I read this as a lonely lad sent away to boarding school in the 1980's, James Herriot was a terrific companion.
Rereading this in the world of 2018 it was even better than I remembered it.
Great characters; human and animal, difficult cases, detective work, suspense, romance,comedy, booze and buckets of charm, this wonderful book has it all. Highly recommended.

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  • Melanie Ellis
  • 2019-03-25

Enthralling

What a lovely book and so well read! It made me laugh out loud in public at times and had just enough details about veterinary science of the time to be interesting and not so much as to take away from the story. Characters have great depth of description. A book that really deserves a cup of tea and a comfy chair.

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  • R. Van der Lugt
  • 2018-07-23

Delightful!

James Herriot’s wonderful writing is paired perfectly with the talented, versatile and playful narration of Christopher Timothy in this audio book. I enjoyed every moment and felt sad when it ended.

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  • Ondrej Elleder
  • 2018-02-06

Magical

A magical story that comes alive in this wonderful narration. I am going to start listening to the other books immediately.

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  • Grace K
  • 2016-10-14

Brought to life<br />

was sad when it ended. the narrator was excellent at capturing and depicting the scene