We meet an unforgettable cast of characters, animal and human, in the second volume of Herriots memoirs. Herriot is now Siegfrieds partner in the country veterinary practice, and we go with him on his rounds, cheering his successes, mourning his losses, and smiling at the humor he finds so often. Christopher Timothy, who played James Herriot in the BBC version of «All Creatures Great and Small,» recreates a variety of rich Yorkshire accents impeccably and brings these stories of small town and country life before WWII vividly alive. Each character has a distinct voice and personality, and you end the book wanting to hear more about each one. Masterfully narrated, this is a joy to listen to. J.D.P.