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Summary

The second volume of memoirs from the author who inspired the BBC series All Creatures Great and Small.

Now settled into the sleepy Yorkshire village of Darrowby and married to Helen the farmer's daughter, James Herriot thinks he's finally got himself sorted. But life as a vet in the 1930s was never going to be easy. Quite aside from his unpredictable colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, he must contend with new-fangled medical techniques, delivering calves after far too much homemade wine, and a grudge-holding dog called Magnus who never forgets. And then, with Britain on the verge of war, James faces a decision that could separate him from Darrowby - and Helen - forever....

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 Things Bright and Beautiful is a heartwarming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain's best-loved authors.

©1973 James Herriot (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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loved it

have read it years ago along with the other James Herriot books, but really enjoyed listening to it again.

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  • Lu
  • 27-03-18

Beautiful

Wonderfully written and beautifully narrated.
Animal antics, personal struggles and the charm of the Yorkshire Dales.
Anyone who enjoyed the television series will be captivated.

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Nice compilation but a repeat of other James Herriot books on audible

Lovely classic James Herriot stories. Unfortunately the majority of the stories have already been told on Audible so this is a repeat.

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James Herriots All Things Bright and Beautiful.

Narrated Brilliantly by Christopher Timothy, Who transports you to the Yorkshire Dales, the hillsides and the beauty of the country side, farm life and of course the life of a veterinary practice, its very funny and heart warming.

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at last

This was the only omnibus audio book missing from the herriot collection on audible. It is superb and a must for any fan. You also get to meet Granville Bennett for the first time. Very enjoyable

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  • 19-09-18

Brilliantly written

This book was wonderful and would have been better if only the editor kept the music out of it, I did not feel it added and often it diminished from the book.
On more than one occasion the music was between sentences in the same paragraph or even words in the same sentence, each musical piece was about 30 seconds long and often overlapped the end of the sentence and the beginning of the next.
In general I think the editor and narrator did a poor job of it and would not recommend their works to anyone, James Herriot is still a great author and should be read/listened to.

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  • 08-08-18

Christopher Timothy is excellent as usual

And there are no glitches in this version as well. Several sad points in the story. Change can be sad