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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,211 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Lisette Lecat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series Release Date:
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Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, and good humor—not to mention help from her loyal assistant, Grace Makutsi, and the occasional cup of tea.

Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people’s problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting. Life is never dull on Tlokweng Road!

First, a new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper. Shortly thereafter, a cobra is found in the offices of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. The Mokolodi Game Preserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers. To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fiancé. Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge.

Blue Shoes and Happiness will not fail to entertain Alexander McCall Smith’s oldest fans and newest converts with its great wit, charm, and great good will.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McCall Smith's relaxed, almost meditative narrative is not only filled with profound insights into the human condition but also with intensely vivid descriptions of the sights, sounds, and smells of the southern African landscape…Breathtakingly described and addictively readable, this volume of McCall Smith’s series is as appealing as its lovable main character. In a word: Precious.”

    Barnes & Noble

  • “The overall feeling [in Blue Shoes and Happiness] is one of a pleasant dream, of gentle wonder that such people can exist in a conflicted world. And Lecat is the perfect choice to read the story.”

    Publishers Weekly 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristin | 2/20/2014

    " One of my favorites of this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mary Helene | 2/20/2014

    " I love this series! There's something tender and funny about it, as well as true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judy | 2/19/2014

    " I read this book several years ago but really enjoyed listening to the audio version. It is beautifully narrated and a pleasure to hear the correct pronunciation of the African names. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kristen West | 2/17/2014

    " My favorite Alexander McCall Smith book to date. Cake and shoes--two fabulous things. "

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