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  • If Only They Could Talk

  • By: James Herriot
  • Narrated by: Christopher Timothy
  • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 69
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 49

When the newly qualified vet, James Herriot, arrives in the small Yorkshire village of Darrowby, he has no idea of the new friends he will meet or adventures that lie ahead. From the author whose books inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small, this first volume of unforgettable memoirs chronicles James Herriot's first years as a country vet, with the signature storytelling magic that has made him a favourite the world over.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining and light hearted book

  • By LEEONC on 23-02-09

Herriot

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-01-19

Very moreish - I listened while I was going off to sleep & could not bring myself to turn it off. It's really a good listen.

  • David Attenborough - Life on Air: Memoirs of a Broadcaster

  • By: David Attenborough
  • Narrated by: David Attenborough
  • Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,187
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,650
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,650

His career as a naturalist and broadcaster has spanned nearly five decades and there are very few places on the globe that he has not visited. In this volume of memoirs David tells stories of the people and animals he has met and the places that he has visited. Over the last 25 years he has established himself as the world's leading Natural History programme maker with several landmark BBC series.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Unforgettable David

  • By Mark on 20-11-10

BEST READ EVER

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-11

I was a little daunted when I saw how many hours this was - however after an operation & being housebound, I can honestly say that this could have been twice as long & it still would not have been enough! It is absolutely rivetting - what a life David Attenborough has had. The amount of descriptive passages take you to all the exotic locations in turn & particularly come alive with the audio version. I can only imagine that David Attenborough must have kept meticulous journals to enable him to write such a tome, with the degree of detail he has injected at every turn. It would never have been such a success had it been narrated by anyone but the great David Attenborough. I could not recommend it highly enough.

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