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Summary

The first book by legendary vet James Herriot, set in 1930's Yorkshire.

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.

Here is a book for all those who find laughter and joy in animals, and who know and understand the magic of wild places and beautiful countryside.

©1970 James Herriot (P)2008 Hachette Digital

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Please be aware that this is the abridged version

I'm a big fan of James Herriot and his stories translate well into audio format. However I was unaware when I purchased this that it wasn't the full book. I think Amazon should be clearer on this, particularly to Audible subscribers.

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Entertaining and light hearted book

I found this a most entertaining book and enjoyed it right from the start, I watch the series on TV but this did not ruin the reading of this book. I will listen to it a few more times over the coming months.

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It is brilliant book lots of ups and downs very good very well read I could listen to it again

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Loved every minute.

I thoroughly enjoyed this first of James Herriot’s books. Wonderfully read and brought to life by Christopher Timothy, I could visualise the characters and settings throughout. I cannot wait to tuck into the next.

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all time favourite series

loved this and I can picture it all as it is happening. very good narration

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loved it!

its such a peaceful listen with a few giggles thrown in.
would highly recommend if you want to relax.

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A fascinating introduction

A fascinating introduction to herriots vet life, the time period and the Yorkshire farming community.

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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.

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Most enjoyable

I loved every minute of this book and will certainly enjoy more of his books

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You can't teach an old dog new tricks! But then why would you want to?

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  • 19-04-19

first chapter missing

no incluye el primer capitulo del libro que es de los más interesantes. compré el libro pensando podría escuchar el primer capitulo