The James Herriot Collection
Publication Date: October 31, 2006
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James Herriot illuminated the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, taking hundreds of thousands of listeners on a journey with him across the dales. He introduces a cast of truly unforgettable characters: humans, dogs, horses, lambs--even parakeets--all of them revealed with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. The stories are made all the more special by the world-renowned "voice" of Dr. Herriot-- Christopher Timothy, whose performance warmly and evocatively brings the stories to life. Now his first three classic works, digitally remastered on CD, are brought together in a beautiful gift set sharing with even more listeners the joy of James Herriot.
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, he is a winner of the prestigious Sir John Gielgud Scholarship and the Sir Laurence Olivier Award. He also co-produced and starred in a critically acclaimed film version of James Herriot's "Yorkshire". Christopher has also appeared on screen in "The Bill, Doctors, Casualty, "and "Hamlet", to name a few, and has done voiceovers for the BBC and "The Sun". He narrated a number of titles by James Herriot for Macmillan Audio, including the Earphones Award-winning "All Things Wise and Wonderful".
"A great opportunity to introduce new listeners to audio."--AudioFile*
Praise for James Herriot:"His message is affectionate, and his four-footed creatures are irresistible." --Time
"Herriot's skill as a storyteller is classic."--Detroit Free Press
"Herriot's generous nature and honest concern coupled with Timothy's friendly style are a winning combination."--AudioFile* on Dog Stories
Praise for All Creatures Great and Small"Christopher Timothy portrayed the semi-fictional Yorkshire veterinarian James Herriot in the wonderful BBC television series...he's just as good a reader as he is an actor. His cultured British voice twinkles with humor and shades into heartwarming emotion as appropriate. With his crystal articulation, he is marvelous, and so is the music from the television series." --AudioFile
Praise for All Things Bright and Beautiful:"Whatever joy one found in [All Creatures Great and Small] is in [All Things Bright and Beautiful], only even more joyous; whatever laughter rippled from the throat in the reading of the first, finds even greater gusto in this one. It is funny, wry, simple in its story but as deep and perceptive of life's truths as the superlative sensitivity of the writer and his talent can make it." --The Hartford Courant All programs read by Christopher Timothy:
"Christopher Timothy conveys his relish for the countryside and country folk, not to mention animals.... Herriot's generous nature and honest concern coupled with Timothy's friendly style are a winning combination." -- AudioFile