James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories (CD-Audio)

By James Herriot, Christopher Timothy (Read by)

Macmillan Audio, 9781593975265

Publication Date: October 1, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (2/28/2003)

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Description

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.



About the Author

James Herriot (1916-1995) was the bestselling author of memoirs including 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. At age 23, Herriot qualified for veterinary practice with the Glasgow Veterinary College, and moved to the town of Thirsk in Yorkshire to work in a rural practice. He would live in, work in, and write about the region for the rest of his life. Though he dreamed for years of writing a book, his veterinary work and his family kept him busy, and he did not start writing until the age of 50. In 1979, he was awarded the title Order of the British Empire (OBE). His veterinary practice in Yorkshire, England, is now tended by his son, Jim Wight.

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.


Praise For James Herriot's Favorite Dog Stories

“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