His message is affectionate, and his four-footed creatures are irresistible. (Time on James Herriot)
Herriot's skill as a storyteller is classic. (Detroit Free Press on James Herriot)
Herriot's generous nature and honest concern coupled with Timothy's friendly style are a winning combination. (AudioFile* on Dog Stories)
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 on All Creatures Great and Small)
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 on All Things Bright and Beautiful)
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 on all programs read by Christopher Timothy)
About the Author
James Herriot was a veterinarian in Yorkshire, England for over half a century until his death in 1995. His bestselling books have sold more than twenty million copies in the English language alone; they include 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.
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 TV, Mr. Timothy 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.