6176ZXOuGwL._SL500_About the book: The inspiration for the BBC series of the same name.
Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, to the young James Herriot 1930s Yorkshire seems to offer an idyllic pocket of rural life in a rapidly changing world. But from his erratic new colleagues, brothers Siegfried and Tristan Farnon, to incomprehensible farmers, herds of semi feral cattle, a pig called Nugent and an overweight Pekingese called Tricki Woo, James find he is on a learning curve as steep as the hills around him. And when he meets Helen, the beautiful daughter of a local farmer, all the training and experience in the world can’t help him….
Since they were first published, James Herriot’s memoirs have sold millions of copies and entranced generations of animal lovers. Charming, funny and touching, All Creatures Great and Small is a heartwarming story of determination, love and companionship from one of Britain’s best-loved authors.

My Review

This was such a lovely audiobook! I’m so glad I bought it and listened to it straight away. It’s become a new favourite that I’ll definitely listen to again and again.

Christopher Timothy who played James Heriot in the TV series, narrates it perfectly and was joy to listen to.

I visited the Yorkshire Dales last summer, and it was wonderful going back there via this audiobook. Hearing the descriptions of the scenery and of course the different stories was a very welcome distraction, that whisked me back in time to 1930s Yorkshire.

There were some hilarious moments throughout this memoir, and my particular favourites were when the pigs escape and go on the rampage in Darrowby, the prank phone calls between Tristan and James, the mixed up packages and nasty Mr Cranford.

Of course I mustn’t forget to mention Mrs Pumphrey and Tricki Woo! I remember them  from the TV series and it was so good to hear James’ first and subsequent encounters with them.

I definitely recommend this story on audiobook especially if you enjoy memoirs featuring animals.