All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small

Audiobook CD - 2002
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Celebrating its 30th year of publication, the first volume of memoirs of the beloved Scottish veterinarian follows his adventures as he begins his practice in a small Yorkshire village at the start of World War II. Read by Christopher Timothy.

McMillan Palgrave

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.

& Taylor

A country veterinary surgeon in Yorkshire describes the joys and trials of his profession and recalls his early career and experiences with his unique clientele.

Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance Tapes, p2002, c1973
ISBN: 9781559277730
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (16 hrs.) : digital
Additional Contributors: Timothy, Christopher


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Mayflower94 Aug 09, 2017

Charming often hilarious stories of a young vet in the English countryside in the 30s.

Dec 01, 2016

Such a great audiobook! First of all, the book itself is amazing and I'm sure I would have loved reading it. But as an audiobook, absolutely fantastic! Christopher Timothy (who played James in the TV show) is such a great narrator. He does a ton of different accents, and manages to convey everything perfectly. I loved listening to it while driving!

Gary Alan Strobel
Apr 03, 2016

In keeping with all the great British television shows that are shown on AETN!

JCLJoyceM Mar 16, 2016

If you have fond memories of the British series, you will love this version, read by the actor who played Herriot. If you don't recall the series, it's a beautiful trip to the highlands as a young veterinarian adjusts to his contrary boss and farmers with their own ideas about animal cures.

Feb 24, 2014

My all time favorite stories. Watched the tv series multiple times years ago & ready to watch again. Love the books, especially the audio since Christopher Timothy, the original actor, now reads the stories. LOL all by myself or in a crowd. Love 'em.

Jul 10, 2010

well-written and an interesting read but lots of language taking God's name in vain, etc.


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