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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Herriot Narrator: Christopher Timothy Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9781593972400
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In this very special collection of favorite stories about dogs great and small, James Herriot tells us about his own dogs and all the wonderful people and animals we have come to love so much. Fifty memorable tales move us to both laughter and tears, and Herriot’s personal introduction and notes make this tribute by a master storyteller to man’s best friend a book to be treasured for many years to come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “His message is affectionate, and his four-footed creatures are irresistible. Time

  • Herriot's skill as a storyteller is classic. Detroit Free Press
  • For Herriot fans, it's like meeting old friends. Publishers Weekly
  • No doubt if cows could talk, they'd sound just like Dale. Scholastic Parent & Child, one of Parent & Child's Top 2008 Holiday Picks

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb Mjaatvedt | 2/16/2014

    " As previously mentioned, I love all of Herriot's stuff. I must say, however, that I actually liked Cat Stories better than Dog Stories. I found the Cat stories much more engaging than the Dog stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Whitlock | 2/16/2014

    " Such a great book if you love dogs . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gita Nurfadhilah | 2/6/2014

    " Actually, I find this book on bookstore shelf unintentionally, because I love Dogs SO MUCH!! but then i realize that James Herriot is a big writer! i mean, everybody knows and love his work :D I enjoy this book so much, I smile, giggle, and even cry while reading this book! really suits people who love read and animal :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janel | 1/30/2014

    " I'm still reading it, here and there. It is basically what the title says, James Herriot's stories about dogs, but it is also about their owners and his ideas and interpretations behind the actions of these people and their pets. "

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

    " I started reading these when I was a kid and they are books that I can come back to when I need something light and uplifting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana Uofm | 1/19/2014

    " I'm reading it now! There are some good parts in it, and it's very sad when some dogs die. ;w; "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 1/2/2014

    " Lots of very cute stories in this one, of course, although they're all told from the point of view of a veterinarian so they're also kind of sad at times. Makes me think that everyone needs a dog! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judith | 1/1/2014

    " The stories are wonderful, some making me laugh, others cry. I onlyrate it so low as many of these stories are found in his other books. I was hoping for some new ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather Denigan | 12/6/2013

    " We have been reading aloud from this book for over ten years. Tricki Woo is our favorite! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 11/14/2013

    " Excellent selection of short stories from the James Herriot books - all about dogs. A delight to listen to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/6/2013

    " "The kind of book that makes an evening seem a little warmer and your pet a bit more important." The Philadelphia Inquirer "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 11/5/2013

    " If you want to laugh and cry read this book! I love James Heriot and this is probably my favorite of his books. If you love dogs (or even cats, you will love this one! It really is laugh out loud funny and also touching at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 9/7/2013

    " I loved the James Herriot books growing up, somehow it was always sunny when I read them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire V | 8/3/2013

    " Good book. Short but heartwarming stories :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney Lambert | 5/21/2013

    " I loved this book. I just wish there hadn't been so much language in it. =[ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 5/20/2013

    " Wonderful stories by a great writer. Love this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 5/6/2013

    " Such fun and tender stories from a veterinarian's perspective. Great for dog-lovers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leonhard Bartolomeus | 4/18/2013

    " benar - benar buku yang asyik untuk dibaca, khususnya bagi pecinta anjing. Kisah - kisah yang ditampilkan oleh James Herriot, benar - benar membumi dan sederhana. Bahkan, bagi mereka yang tidak memiliki anjing pun akan senang membacanya. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl Richardson | 10/29/2012

    " This book has some HILARIOUS dog stories! If you love your dogs, you'll love this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kricket | 9/3/2012

    " so heartwarming without being too cheesy. i get all teary when i listen to these. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamara | 9/1/2012

    " If you love animals or have ever been interested in veterinary work, you'll probably like Jame's Herriot's books. I've been watching the TV version of his stories "All Creatures Great and Small" on Netflix and can't get enough : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia | 8/6/2012

    " Loved it. Some stories were better than others. I enjoy most animal stories but some of Herriot's stories were a bit dry. That is the reason for Four stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Almiles | 6/20/2012

    " anyone who has or has had a dog will find characteristics of their dog in these stories. One of the best collections of short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 6/4/2012

    " A sweet little collection of the best of Herriot's dog stories from his four books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 3/11/2012

    " lots of great border collie stories are included in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn Hailley | 2/27/2012

    " A real cute book of about 10 stories of lovable, inspiring, incorrigible dogs and their owners. I would read more! Set in the English countryside and narrated by a country vet, these stories were nothing incredible, but yet put a smile on my face, which is what dogs were put on earth for anyways :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami | 2/8/2012

    " I love these books. I love being taken back in time and to another country to experience his life as a vet. Heartwarming and interesting. I have ordered all of his books, plus some other books written by vets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Casey | 10/17/2011

    " A very enjoyable book, which I would recommend to others. I found James Herriot's writing style drawing me into the story (more so than other writers). Looking forward to reading his other books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 5/28/2011

    " Entertaining stories about my favorite animal! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desma | 5/16/2011

    " This is a wonderful book. It really taught me, not about dogs and their life, but also love. How a man, gave his best to save a dog's life and felt lose when he couldn't diagnose the symptomps... You must read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 4/17/2011

    " What a great bedtime collection. Leaves you feeling good and warm and ENGLISH! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 George | 4/16/2011

    " An excellent collection of short stories about James Herriot's experiences as a country vet in the mid-20th century. The stories are full of heart and are great for any animal lovers, especially dog lovers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Almiles | 3/17/2011

    " anyone who has or has had a dog will find characteristics of their dog in these stories. One of the best collections of short stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rustin | 3/17/2011

    " Rambling stories from a Scottish vetinarian. The short stories are sometimes touching and sometimes funny, but don't expect great writing or stories with thought our plots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 1/30/2011

    " All dog lovers will love this book. Tales of sadness but also humor and new life that were AMAZING. Especially since it shows young readers what veterinary pratice was like years ago. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 12/8/2010

    " Ever seen a grown man cry reading a book on the bus? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 RunRachelRun | 10/18/2010

    " In fact, today, October 18th, this book is on my bedside table. I weep frequently while re-reading this book, I'm not at all ashamed to admit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 10/17/2010

    " Simply delightful. As always, James Herriot astounded me. This is a must read for ANY animal lover, not just dog lovers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 10/10/2010

    " Amusing little stories about dogs which I love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 9/29/2010

    " A fabulous collection of dog stories from veterinarian/writer James Herriot. I borrowed this from a friend and ended up having it for about 3 months. Each night before bed I'd read a story or two, savoring the cherished memories of this 1930's era vet. A perfect book for any animal lover. "

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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.