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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,376 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Herriot Narrator: Christopher Timothy Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2000 ISBN:
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What better match of author and subject than James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and the adorable felines that delight so many millions of pet fanciers around the world? This warm and joyful volume of stories collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite tales about one of his favorite animals - each memoir as memorable and heartwarming as the last.

Kittens and cats of all kinds populate this program and, like their flesh-and-blood counterparts, they will purr their way into the hearts and minds of everyone who hears their stories. You'll meet cats of farmers, merchants, and matrons; cats with definite social graces and wild, untamed natures; and some cats who became a cherished part of the Herriot family. You'll also meet some of the wonderful people of Yorkshire, men and women whose lives were changed forever by the love and affection of these fascinating, independent, caring creatures. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veerle | 2/4/2014

    " This is a lovely book. Nice stories, some to read with a tear in your eye, beautiful illustrations, in one word a perfect book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/29/2014

    " I love all of the James Herriot books. I read these when I was 7 and I wanted to be a vet. Each story is unique and beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/27/2014

    " My wife loves cats and she had this book in the car as we were driving back to our home in Eagle Mountain after a visit to the warmer climate of St. George. She sometimes reads to me as we ride along and she picked James Herriot's Cat Stories on this trip. I'm a cat tolerater, but hearing the delightful stories in this book almost converted me to cat lover. Herriot has a charming way of relating his stories and his love for animals shines through, whether he's writing about cats, as in this book, or any of the many other kinds of animals he deals with in his other books. And his stories always seem to have a happy ending. I know that isn't necessarily popular these days, but I like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 melydia | 1/24/2014

    " I probably should not have read this while sitting in the middle seat of an airplane. I have a real soft spot for cats, and I'm sure the folks sitting next to me thought I was quite the ninny for crying the way I did. Not that these stories are sad - far from it. They're funny, charming, and very touching. Though my parents owned copies of Herriot's original veterinary memoirs (All Creatures Great and Small, et al), this is the first book I've read by him. But they were so well-written that I think I'll have to go find copies of his other works. Definitely recommended for cat-lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenette | 1/23/2014

    " You laugh, you cry and you grow a fondness of every single cat the vet takes care of an knows and their little personalities. A wonderful and heart warming book! Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 1/18/2014

    " Randomly chosen to be #55 for 2012 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemma | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoyed this shamelessly! Some stories had sad moments but were ultimately uplifting. I now believe that I could read cat stories forever - MEOW! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 1/14/2014

    " I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading Herriot. This is a nice collection of really sweet cat stories, and being a "crazy cat lady," I just loved them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 12/18/2013

    " A feel-good read as only James Herriott can do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 12/15/2013

    " This book fed into my cat obsession. Every story was utterly adorable and I cried. Twice. James Herriot is a softy for cats and the stories are heartwarming and utterly adorable. A must read for the feline lovers out there! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/15/2013

    " James Herriot knows cats, he loves them, and he knows all their little quirks. This book is beautifully illustrated with scenes of Yorkshire. You can re-read the stories and enjoy them any time. (If you like cats.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 11/18/2013

    " I read these stories as a child living in England and I remembered and loved each of them when rereading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 11/7/2013

    " Some lovely short stories about the cats that Herriot met and treated over the years. SOme heart rending stories in their too, but great to listen to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 10/19/2013

    " This is a fun short read about Jame's veterinary experiences with cats. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/25/2013

    " James Herriot is a rural veterinarian and here tells stories of some of the cats in his practice and life. This was a light, fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 2/21/2013

    " I admit it; I'm a sucker for James Herriot and his heart-warming stories about his adventures as a vet. Short book, but very sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/19/2013

    " If you love James Herriot's books and you love cats you will love this book. As usual Mr. Herriot has done a great job in story telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 11/29/2012

    " My sisters are big fans of his work. I was not expecting to be so impressed with his writing. He begins by saying cats are under appreciated. This is not true in my house. Cat lovers will need to have some Klenex near by for this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 kenpen | 11/28/2012

    " My parents have watched the TV series All Creatures Great and Small (books by James Herriot) for as long as I can remember, so I picked up this book at the Salvation Army one day. I loved it. I've since picked up a large volume of Herriot's and think I'll really enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nuclearster | 7/23/2012

    " When I completed this book, a cat is more than the pet that I have thought before. It can make me happy as much as the dog has done. Dr.Herroit able to attach me to love a cat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S. | 6/13/2012

    " This is a sweet read about a vet and the cats he's encountered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Halli | 6/1/2012

    " Animal companions are truly a comfort in life and James Herriot's descriptions of these particular feline ones are no less so. I'd recommend for a quick, comforting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/9/2011

    " OK, I LOVE cats and I got this at a thrift store for .50 and I loved his books as a teenager. But his writing isn't as great I remembered. Still a good heartwarming light read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Felisa Rosa | 10/30/2011

    " I love James Herriot and I love cats, so this was pretty much a shoo-in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Lipe | 9/27/2011

    " I really loved this little book. The stories were very heart warming! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 7/25/2011

    " I loved these stories, except that some of it was emotional and I couldn't keep from letting a tear drip out of the side of my eye. Not cool if you're at work. Otherwise, funny, touching, heartwarming stories from my favorite veterinarian writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenette | 5/12/2011

    " You laugh, you cry and you grow a fondness of every single cat the vet takes care of an knows and their little personalities. A wonderful and heart warming book! Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 3/24/2011

    " I like cats so this book is amazing for me. Best is the story of Oskar "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/20/2011

    " I read these stories as a child living in England and I remembered and loved each of them when rereading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 2/19/2011

    " My sisters are big fans of his work. I was not expecting to be so impressed with his writing. He begins by saying cats are under appreciated. This is not true in my house. Cat lovers will need to have some Klenex near by for this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eniko | 2/2/2011

    " This is one of those charming little books that I read once a year. It made me laugh, it made me cry... It was nice to revisit old friends, with all their varying personalities. :o) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 1/14/2011

    " I've read this before and just recently listened to it on audiobook. I love Herriot's stories, and listening to them is even more enjoyable than reading them, thanks to the excellent narrator, Christopher Timothy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sonja | 12/28/2010

    " A keeper on my bookshelf for life. James Herriot's stories are just so heart warming, I cannot put them down. My very favorite is a children's book called "One Woof". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jia | 11/8/2010

    " mari kita mulai membaca! :D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bree | 10/18/2010

    " I happen to really love James Herriot's books. This one just made me cry to much. It iw well written but to much of a tear jerker for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CJ | 9/26/2010

    " A collection of cat stories from his other books. Still a nice fast read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelsea | 9/18/2010

    " James Herriot turns his unique ability to create enchanting vignettes to short tales of cats and their people. I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet little book although I did have a wee cry from time to time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nimma | 9/18/2010

    " Another one you don't want to miss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 8/22/2010

    " My cat loving daughter reads these and laughs and laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 8/15/2010

    " Great collection of short stories. Can't wait to read his other collections. Anyone that's a cat lover will fall in love with this collection of memories. "

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About the Narrator

Christopher Timothy starred as James Herriot in All Creatures Great and Small, the internationally renowned BBC television series based on Herriot’s work. A veteran of stage, screen, and television, Timothy is a winner of the prestigious Sir John Gielgud Scholarship and the Sir Laurence Olivier Award. He also coproduced and starred in a critically acclaimed film version of James Herriot’s Yorkshire.