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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,428 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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Readers everywhere have been captivated by the New York Times bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, from award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith.

Mma Ramotswe is very busy. She has a full caseload at the agency, there’s been an intruder in her home, and her unfortunate past has returned to haunt her. Maybe it’s a good thing her husband, Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, is too distracted to notice, for it seems one of his apprentices has run off with an older woman!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Examines the mystery of human relationships and the power of goodness in our lives…McCall Smith’s Africa, land of mopipi trees and lebolobolo snakes, feels both exotic and deeply familiar.”


  • “This sweet, sage novel will leave you feeling calmer and more centered by the time you’re through.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Another winner, brimming with poetic descriptions of Botswana, pitch-perfect assessments of human foibles, and sensible resolutions reached over steaming cups of bush tea. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and quietly profound, these life-affirming mysteries are fine company, indeed.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The finest hour yet for Botswana’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency…Smith maintains the most civilized standards in the annals of detective fiction.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Debbie | 2/6/2014

    " Different continent for me. Very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by eva steele-saccio | 2/5/2014

    " This is not quite as good as the others, but satisfying nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bev Scott | 2/3/2014

    " This was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in the series. In fact I'd say that it is my second favorite, next to the first vilume. The depth of emotion and and instances of anticipation surpass all of the other volumes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miss Leacock | 1/30/2014

    " I really love this series. I love the characters, I love the setting, I love the plot, I love the writing style -- this series is literary perfection! "

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