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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (160 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Graham Lord Narrator: Paul Michael Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2000 ISBN:
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Alf Wight, a modest Scottish writer, better known as James Herriot, wrote books that became worldwide best sellers, films, audiobooks, and a much-loved television show. In The Life of a Country Vet, Graham Lord has written a detailed and affectionate biography of this remarkable man. Lord carefully documents Wight's life, beginning with his childhood in Glasgow and his years in veterinary college. Following his development as a writer, the source of his pen name, and his struggles to get published. Along the way, we encounter some extraordinary events and hidden tragedies in this seemingly magical life.

Millions of fans laughed and cried at Wight's delightful stories of life as a vet. Lord reveals that some of the stories were utterly true, and some were utterly fictional. He illuminates the real relationships between the memorable characters that inhabit the books. This warm yet insightful portrait by Lord - who knew his subject very well - will be enjoyed by Wight's myriad of fans. It also dispels the myths that have grown around the life of one of the most famous and deeply loved vets the world has known. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aspasia | 5/21/2013

    " A biography of James Herriot whose real name was Alf Wight! The first few chapters were hard to get into but Graham Lord shows us how Herriot/Wight used his experiences as a vet to creat one of the most beloved series of books in publishing history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 4/22/2013

    " If you've enjoyed the stories of James Herriot, you'll probably enjoy this biography about Herriot's life. I found the beginning part describing Herriot's pre-vet days rather dull and slow going. But it's worth it to keep going; you'll definitely gain some insights into this complicated man. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 2/2/2011

    " Not very good. Seems to be concerned about debunking other biographical material and cross referencing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sidney | 11/28/2010

    " The author began theorizing all about the guy, his parents, etc. It was supposed to be a biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patience Miles | 8/2/2010

    " Pretty good biography of a wonderful man... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aspasia | 6/14/2010

    " A biography of James Herriot whose real name was Alf Wight! The first few chapters were hard to get into but Graham Lord shows us how Herriot/Wight used his experiences as a vet to creat one of the most beloved series of books in publishing history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 7/1/2009

    " If you've enjoyed the stories of James Herriot, you'll probably enjoy this biography about Herriot's life. I found the beginning part describing Herriot's pre-vet days rather dull and slow going. But it's worth it to keep going; you'll definitely gain some insights into this complicated man. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 1/19/2009

    " Not very good. Seems to be concerned about debunking other biographical material and cross referencing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Craig | 7/8/2008

    " Just the facts. Although informative and a comfortable read, the author really does nothing more than list the facts of the veterinarian's life.

    The biography by Mr. Herriot's son is far, far superior. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 James Alton | 5/16/2008

    " i had the audiobook and i think im glad. it does go on a bit doesnt it?
    but ultimately insightful and thus i feel its purpose is fulfilled. "

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