All Things Bright and Beautiful: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the World's Most Beloved Animal Doctor

Version: Unabridged
Author: James Herriot
Narrator: Christopher Timothy
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: November 2004
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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James Herriot has now become firmly established and accepted as one of Darrowby's veterinarians. He's also married, and lives with his wife Helen on the top floor of Skeldale House. His former boss, now partner, Siegfried, lives downstairs with Siegfried's brother Tristan.

James continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales, meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters -- humans, dogs, horses, lambs, parakeets -- all of them drawn with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. All all the stories are warmly, evocatively told by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot -- Christopher Timothy.

Reviews (12)


Written by Claudia S. on June 24th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love all the James Herriot books. They are so interesting, funny and heartwarming. My favorite though, are the collection of cat stories and dog stories. I listened to them a few years ago and you will laugh and cry. They are such touching stories. This book contains one of the dog stories that made me cry all over again. I highly recommend this and all his books.

Written by Scott A B on May 21st, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have loved James Herriot for many years. I've read all the books multiple times, watched the entire series every year for the past five years, but there is something special about Timothy Christopher's reading that warms my heart. I have to be careful while driving and listening; this narration causes me laugh so hard I have to pull over, or makes me cry until I can't see the road. What a joy!

Written by Kate Andrews on March 23rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent narrator, takes you right into the Yorkshire Dales and you feel like your watching in on the scene. Love the subtle humour and entertaining anecdotes.

Written by Bronwyn Powell on September 18th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Bronwyn Being a vet myself it is lovely to hear how veterinary medicine was managed in the prewar period. It was also fun to try and diagnose the problems. Well written and narrated. A wonderful glimpse of life in the Yorkshire dales


Written by nkw619 from Deer Park, TX on April 18th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoyed this book. I drove around my neighborhood some days because I wasn't ready to turn it off.

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Written by Joan Lindley on November 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This is a beautiful book and so extremely well read. One of my very most favorite books of all time. Even better in the listening by this wonderful reader. I think he must have been a soul mate of the writer,s

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Written by V from San Antonio, TX on September 17th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Oh yea. A must hear. Takes the novice a few minutes to get wrapped around Christopher Timothy's fine Darowby brogue but once you're in, you're totally transported and you won't be in a hurry for this to end and the 13 disks are just not enough. Unforgettable. Bought it AFTER listening to it.

An interesting book

Written by Kathleen Jackson on April 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I liked this book. The stories were heartwarming, if not as good as the author's other books.

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Written by Cynthia Graham from Vliets, KS on March 11th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

James Herriot brings you back to the English Countryside with his humor, down home love of animals and vintage wit of the people of Darrowby and the surrounding farms. He laughs at himself as easily as we do along with his stories. Some bring tears and many warm your heart. These stories are difficult to share with those who cannot understand the brouge or the terms.. i.e. "Grandma, why would he put his box in his boot".. but worthwhile for young and old if you can get past that.

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Written by Dard Niethammer on March 29th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very good audio book. I read the book many years ago so it was nice to listen to it this time. The reader does a great job reading.

Author Details

Author Details

Herriot, James

James Herriot's best-selling series of memoirs includes "All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, The Lord God Made Them All, "and "Every Living Thing. "His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.