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Summary

This is the life story of vet Peter Wright, charting his working relationship with the famous 'James Herriot', from work experience with him as a lad, to taking over his practice in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.   

Packed full of laugh-out loud moments, heartbreaking stories and transporting tales of his love for working with the animals and people of this breathtaking part of the country. Covering his bucolic childhood growing up on a farm right through to the heady days of his successful Channel 5 TV series, Peter's warm nature and professional attitude shine through.

©2018 Peter Wright (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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a wonderful book.

It was a wonderful book. Wonderfully read by Christopher Timothy. If you like the Yorkshire vet series or Yorkshire itself it is a must !!

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Surprisingly good

This book is not another book in the James Heriot series.

It is an account of a man his childhood, student career and vetinary stories and relationship with Skeldale house.

I partucularly liked it, when he was being opinionated. Particularly the bit about suicide awareness and the Foot and Mouth disaster in the 2000s (Sigh same mistakes being made again over Covid. Do Governments ever learn?)

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Disappointment

So bad especially considering its association with James Herriot. It is painful to listen to.

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disappointing

I thought I would be listening to a book about Peter Wright’s life in fact there is a lot more about his thoughts on life the environment and nurturing his own ego
Because boy does he think he’s incredible important
He isn’t the person you see on the Yorkshire vet that’s all for the cameras
He’s a total different person who at the very end of the book totally disappoints you
Only read this if you never want to watch the Yorkshire vet in the same way again

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Serious and funny

Great read looking at the changes in work practice and the care and dedication needed to fulfil the role.

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Herriot's legacy is in safe hands.

Really enjoyable and insightful with plenty of laughs along the way. Alf and Donald would approve.

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Definitely not disappointing

I loved every minute of this book. It has the usual lovely narration from Christopher Timothy who did the ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ series.

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A good book but remember it is an autobiography

Some critics say the book is all about Peter Wright not vet stories. To those i say “This is an autobiography”. Bear this in mind and it is a good read especially for those who have watched the TV series. It is about an ordinary humble man pushed into the limelight by TV but it still has that human humble touch.

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A very engaging tale of country life of a vet

If you like the books of James Herriot then I think you will love this too.

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Great book. Utterly enjoyable.

Great book in the tradition of James Herriot and his fellow vets who loved Yorkshire, it's people and animals.

The book gives us many a update on past matters regarding Mr Alf Wright and his associates - and much, much more. The book on its own is very entertaining, very informative about how things are changing and includes some events that gives made news, while others have not - but are just as interesting.
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I hope there is another book some day from this vet. I will one of many waiting for it to arrive in shops, if it comes about. I cannot say anything bad at all about this book. I loved it. I'm just sorry it ended. More please?

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  • 18-03-21

Truth is Better Than Fiction

I grew up reading and re-reading all the Herriot books. The original All Creatures was fairly true to the original books, but the new All Creatures takes liberties with the stories and characters that are disconcerting and disappointing. The Yorkshire Vet is back to facts. I love it. I’ll have to go watch The Yorkshire Vet series and see all the action hinted at in this book. Thank you, Peter Wright! And thank you, Christopher Timothy, for your great narration.

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  • G. LaSalle
  • 09-08-19

Not the best

Unless Christopher Timothy’s voice has totally changed over the years, this book is not narrated by him. After listening to the Herriot books with Timothy’s wonderful narration, this one was quite disappointing. The voice really makes a difference.

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  • 06-04-20

I loved this book!

I loved this book as a continuation of the lives involved with Skeldale veterinary practice.

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  • mary
  • 01-05-22

Nice Read

I love this book. I started watching the BBC show related to the book. I'm hooked on the show and have listened to the book 3 times so far.

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  • LJ
  • 01-05-21

Helpful to learn details of the Herriot veterinary practice

I wish the details about the move from Kirkgate to Skeldale had been described earlier in the story. I kept getting confused by the Skeldale name since it was used in the James Herriot books as a fictitious location. Apparently when they moved out of the original location where all the stories are based in the Herriot books, they built a new practice and they named it Skeldale after the stories.

Christopher Timothy does a great job as usual. The only reason I didn’t give it a five star rating across-the-board was because of one chapter devoted to the TV awards ceremony for The Yorkshire Vet TV program. It just went on and on and on and was full of celebrity name-dropping and it bored me to tears. The rest of it was great.

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  • T. E. Barton
  • 09-10-20

Yorkshire vet sories

Although not the same as the. James Herriot stories I enjoyed listening to this, and finding out all the ins and outs that were not told on the Yorkshire vet TV series I did enjoy listening to it.