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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Alexander McCall Smith Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith pens a tale that's sure to please children and their parents.

Ten-year-old Akimbo gets to spend several days with his uncle, Peter, at his east African snake park! His uncle first takes him on a tour of the snake-filled sanctuary. Soon Akimbo learns important facts about snakes and helps his uncle with various tasks, from milking cobra venom to feeding constrictors. But when local livestock begin dropping dead, he and his uncle must capture the offending green mamba: a rare and deadly snake. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 11/16/2013

    " Not for the faint of heart or those with a fear of snakes! My kids LOVED it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy | 10/17/2013

    " We are 4 for 4! What will I do when we finish the final book. My 4 and 6 year olds are hooked! This was a great story that held their suspense at the end....even mine! It had a great ending. AMS has done it once again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grace Oh | 6/19/2013

    " It's Alexander McCall Smith. So it's appropriate for young readers but not condescending or silly. It's information without being preachy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/15/2012

    " Oscar and I LOVE the Akimbo books. I recommend them to all of my friends with young ones. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alida | 10/12/2012

    " The grandkids and I really liked this book. We thought it was very exciting and learned facts about snakes that we did not know before. Next book is The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Woodman | 9/20/2012

    " Written by the man who brought adults the Ladies Number 1 Detective Agency, this is a series of kids books (mid to late grammar school) also set in Africa--very well done--Akimbo is a keeper "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan Larsen | 3/1/2012

    " This is a what would you do if this happened to you book! I love to ask open ended questions to children. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nandini | 7/9/2011

    " Mccall Smith is a great story teller. He doesn't even need a great story to tell to write an engaging novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 6/30/2011

    " Perhaps not the best in this series but satisfying in the way that these books are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandyce | 6/28/2011

    " I don't want to spoil it for others but finally the wedding happens but with drama of course. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/28/2011

    " I love these characters! Reading these books is like visiting with old friends. I smile through the entire book. I have read that this might be the last in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I sincerely hope not. What will we do without them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 6/27/2011

    " I love this series. Easy to read and an interesting look at life in Africa. I rented the HBO movie version of this series and enjoyed that, too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johanna | 6/26/2011

    " I have great admiration for Alexander McCall Smith. How does he do it - write all these books that are so different and fresh and such a pleasure to read? I am envious. And am looking forward to the next installment... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 6/26/2011

    " I love the language of Botswana via McCall Smith. I feel I need a Mma Ramotswae book every summer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 6/24/2011

    " Actually, another 3.5. This book continues in the same vein as the previous Ladies' Detective Agency books. You have to appreciate the simplicity and downright goodness that permeates the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtiss | 6/23/2011

    " I greatly enjoyed this new edition of The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. I love them all. Oddly, I have tried McCall-Smith's other series and not been able to get into them. I think the Ladies Detective Agency books are 'Southern' in tone and thus my cup of tea, so to speak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 6/23/2011

    " Another romp through the world of Mma Ramotswe and her friends. More great cameos from Mma Makutsi's shoes. All around good fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 6/22/2011

    " Another fun read from McCall Smith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Popper | 6/22/2011

    " Alexander McCall Smith comes through again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 6/22/2011

    " Mankind can learn a lot from Mma Ramotswe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/21/2011

    " I love the affirming, kind, yet intriguing nature of the conundrums in this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacie | 6/20/2011

    " Charming as always - I love this series of books for its insights into the human condition - all rendered with gentle humor. Great read. "

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About the Author
Author Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He has also written numerous stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.