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Publisher's Summary

What better match of author and subject than James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and the adorable felines that delight so many millions of pet fanciers around the world? This warm and joyful volume of stories collects some of the Yorkshire vet's favorite tales about one of his favorite animals - each memoir as memorable and heartwarming as the last. Kittens and cats of all kinds populate this program and, like their flesh-and-blood counterparts, they will purr their way into the hearts and minds of everyone who hears their stories. You'll meet cats of farmers, merchants, and matrons; cats with definite social graces and wild, untamed natures; and some cats who became a cherished part of the Herriot family. You'll also meet some of the wonderful people of Yorkshire, men and women whose lives were changed forever by the love and affection of these fascinating, independent, caring creatures.
©1994 by James Herriot (P)1994 by Audio Renaissance Tapes, A Division of Cassette Productions Unlimited, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jefferson on 10-17-10

Be Careful if You Have Lost a Cat...

Ah, listening to this audiobook was the sweetest pain and awfulest pleasure! I've never been so moved by any audiobook (tears, runny nose, even sobs!). It must be because last year we lost our beloved feline companion of 18 years, but it's also surely because James Herriot deeply sympathizes with, loves, and understands cats and their humans and because Christopher Timothy feels the same about Herriot's stories. Listening to the savory and vivid descriptions of the feline friends, arching their backs and purring thunderously and fulfilling vital roles in their people's lives, and then hearing of them falling ill and wasting away, and then being filled with an almost unbearable suspense as to whether or not Dr. Herriot will find and cure what ails them... well, it's all just the heart of the sad transience and amazing beauty of living beings in our wonderful world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jean on 12-04-17

A delightful Book

This book is a collection of some of Herriot’s cat stories. The book is well written and is a delight to read. I enjoy Herriot’s books in the audiobook format so I can thoroughly enjoy the various accents. Anyone who enjoys animal stores will love this book. It is acceptable for all ages. I find the Herriot books most relaxing and I feel good after reading them. This book was originally published in 1994.

James Herriot (1916-1995) is the pen name of James Alfred Wight, a veterinarian. Wight wrote under a pseudonym to avoid having problems with the ethical rules of not advertising a veterinary practice. The books are autobiographical. His first book was published in 1969.

The book is three hours. Christopher Timothy does a good job narrating the book. Timothy is a Welsh actor and played Herriot in the BBC production of “All Things Great and Small”. He is an award-winning audiobook narrator.

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