Now firmly ensconced in the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby, recently qualified vet James Herriot has acclimatised to life with his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon. But veterinary practice in the 1930s was never going to be easy, and there are challenges on the horizon, from persuading his clients to let him use his 'modern' equipment, to becoming an uncle (to a pig called Nugent). Throw in his first encounters with Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, and this year looks to be as eventful as the last....
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As a life-long James Herriot fan, I am familiar with the stories, the anecdotes, the ebb and flow of life in this Yorkshire community but I am very pleased with the way that Christopher Timothy brings each of the characters to life!
Enjoy listening to stories on my tedious journey to work and back!
You can't beat a bit of James Herriott when you need a book you don't need to put any effort into. Nice simple humour and perfect to dip in and dip out of. Loved it.
I have read all James Herriot books several times
Siegfried, likeable but infuriating
James, partly because he has acted the part on TV.
Maybe a little less description of scenery, but this is a personal preference.
I can’t remember how many times I have read, or listened, to this book. But I haven’t tired of it yet, and the same applies to the other books in the series. I find it entertaining with some very amusing tales. On the other hand there is a sense of how poignant and true-to-life the subject matter is, even if the characters are fictional. Christopher Timothy reading this book adds another nice touch, since he played James Herriot in the TV series.
To listen to these stories is to travel back in time. You can imagine yourself in the little back street a yorkshire village or out on the rugged dales in the middle of a bleak winter
The best thing about the stories is that one chapter your laughing out loud and the next chapter your crying out loud its a real roller coaster of emotions
We all recognise christopher timothy as james herriot from the tv series so it was brilliant to have him read it, so easy to relate to.
A taste of true yorkshire
I loved it. Thanks audible.
A perfect book to enjoy and relax with. The narration is excellent and the animal stories are wonderful as always.
I am very familiar with the Herriot books and was a little disappointed in Christopher Timothy's slightly monotonous narration.
"Story telling at its best"
What a great indulgence it is hearing the much-loved stories of James Herriot narrated so well by Christopher Timothy. It's over 30 years since I read these books and hearing them again on audio is a gift. I laughed out loud at Seigfried's maddening inconsistencies, Tristan's antics and the many stories James tells against himself. There is some sad stuff there too, and in this acquisitive world we live in now it's interesting to hear about people who had little material wealth but still had the gift of love of their pets. These stories make you think of what is important in life.
Christopher Timothy really brings the characters to life, he's the best choice for this series. I love the Herriot books, watched the series years ago, and now these audio versions are fantastic too. I wish they'd do them all as unabridged...
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