Every Living Thing (4 Cassettes)

Every Living Thing (4 Cassettes)

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by James Herriot, Christopher Timothy
     
 

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From the author of All Creatures Great and Small — an enchanting volume of memoirs. You'll meet his associate, John Crooks; his partner, Siegfried; more of the farmers and village-dwellers who form his diverse (and sometimes rather eccentric) clientele; and more of his patients — the farm and domestic animals on which Dr. Herriot lavishes his

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From the author of All Creatures Great and Small — an enchanting volume of memoirs. You'll meet his associate, John Crooks; his partner, Siegfried; more of the farmers and village-dwellers who form his diverse (and sometimes rather eccentric) clientele; and more of his patients — the farm and domestic animals on which Dr. Herriot lavishes his affection, care and love.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Herriot's many fans will not be disappointed by his latest, which picks up the story of his veterinary practice in Yorkshire after WW II. BOMC main selection and 22-week PW bestseller in cloth. (July)
Library Journal
This audio version of Herriot's inspirational account is wonderfully read by talented actor Christopher Timothy, who plays Herriot in the popular BBC series. Timothy's versatile voice brings life to a host of colorful characters. Herriot's ability to effectively convey the lovely countryside, the harsh winters, and the intriguing personalities who are a part of his life makes for delightful listening. Primarily about the people and events touching on Herriot's Yorkshire life and practice, this audiobook may disappoint listeners who cherish stories based principally on the author's work with animals. Libraries that have had an enthusiastic patronage for Herriot's work should consider purchasing. Although not the best of his material, it is still beautifully written, expertly read, and professionally produced. The natural, comfortable breaks in Herriot's vignettes make this recording ideal for commuters. A worthwhile addition to most collections.-Carolyn Alexander, Technical Information Ctr., Ft. Hunter Liggett, Cal.
Kirkus Reviews
Smashingly good sequel to the beloved veterinarian's earlier memoirs, and well worth the ten-year wait since The Lord God Made Them All. Although no exact dates are given, Herriot seems to pick up just where he left off, in the 1960's in rural Yorkshire, when veterinary medicine was still a barehanded, rough-and-tumble affair, with farm animals the main patients and infection a constant threat. (Herriot seems to spend half his time slipping on cow turds or with his arm up a cow's vagina, helping a birthing calf see the light of day.) The author's superbly gifted partner, Siegfried, is back, as is Herriot's loving wife, Helen. But the practice has expanded and much of the good feeling here involves two assistants: John Crooks, who goes on to become a world-class vet, and Calum Buchanan, eccentric supreme, who eats ducks with feathers attached and collects a menagerie of badgers, foxes, monkeys, and rabbits before setting out for Papua New Guinea. Herriot buys a house; dresses like a buffoon to save a client's farm; comes down with a dreadful cow disease; tends to our old friend Tricky Woo, Mrs. Pumphrey's spoiled Pekingese; and, in general, sheds his benign presence on a zooful of animals and a zooful of human beings. The milieu is deliciously familiar—"a dirty, dangerous job" made glorious by "the whole rich life." So is the moral—that love of animals is synonymous with love of human beings, and that there can never be too much of either. Crafted with foxy intelligence and angelic compassion: proof that for a "vitnery" in the Yorkshire dales, life is bliss—and bliss, too, for a few hours at least, for happy readers. (Book-of- the-Month Dual Selection forOctober)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559272094
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
09/01/1992
Series:
All Creatures Great and Small Series
Edition description:
Abridged
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 7.04(h) x 1.10(d)

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