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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,677 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: September 2001 ISBN: 9781440745294
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Precious Ramotswe, intrepid owner of Botswana's detective agency for ladies, has her plate full. She's looking for a wayward wife, exposing an unscrupulous maid, and searching for an American who disappeared into the plains years ago. Second in the series Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Waynemiddleton | 2/12/2014

    " I love the main character. She goes about solving crimes in a unique way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel | 2/11/2014

    " I enjoyed this even more than the first novel in the series, if that is possible. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency had a couple of interesting cases to investigate, and we learn more about Mma Ramotwse's kind-hearted fiance, her secretary (now promoted to assistant detective) and Botswana. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casi K. | 1/21/2014

    " Loved it so much I'm moving on the Morality for Beautiful Girls - the next in the series. I miss the HBO TV show starring Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose. It was a great show based on wonderful series of stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamar | 1/21/2014

    " REading this book was like catching up with an old friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jemathomp | 1/20/2014

    " Really enjoyed this one. He captures the essence of the country and the nature of his characters. Such a gentle quality to this writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Matthews | 1/15/2014

    " Glorious, evocative, heart-warming and always makes me want to go to Botswana! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/8/2014

    " This was an enjoyable, light mystery. I liked the Botswana setting and the glimpses of the culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mistie | 12/24/2013

    " so mysterious ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curtiss Matlock | 12/23/2013

    " This second books of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series is my favorite. I simply like being in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret cavallin | 12/20/2013

    " The series made me more intereted in the African continent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Larsen | 11/3/2013

    " Another great book of Smith's. I loved the ending of this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie | 10/8/2013

    " Just a really fun book that transplants you in Africa "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle Dunlap | 9/16/2013

    " Listened to this one on tape. The woman's British accent made it even more enjoyable. The characters ate so fun in these books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miko | 6/21/2013

    " It's a cute story. I don't feel like I HAVE to read it though, like some other books. I may get to the other ones at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Mckitrick | 5/28/2013

    " I like this book for a nice easy read. The characters are likable and the cases are clever. Sometimes the way she gets information out of people seems a little to easy but overall I like her and enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 12/16/2012

    " Learning about Botswana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucie Nofziger | 4/18/2012

    " I liked this best of the 4 No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 10/7/2011

    " Love this series. It is light, short and interesting. Especially considering it is written about a black african woman and written by a white man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Willmore | 9/1/2011

    " Another fun read. Love Mma Ramwotse! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy W | 6/21/2011

    " Alexander McCall Smith's stories of the Ladies No.1 Detective Agency always make a very entertaining read. I've read most of them at least twice and have never been disappointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Graham Caylor | 2/20/2011

    " As good as the first one. Which is to say, very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kasia | 2/6/2011

    " I liked this one less than the first one - there's less mystery, more general story about the main characters, and the political subtexts are a lot less subtle - but it's still a thoroughly pleasant read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 2/3/2011

    " My second book in this series, really enjoy them. Fabulous series, like a step back in time to a whole different world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 9/12/2010

    " This series is fantastic. It has everything! Humor, heart, & even some mystery. The characters are so precious I loved them all & it was hilarious how they interacted with each other. Flawless series really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslieww | 8/29/2010

    " I loved these, because of the voice of the main character, the setting, and the humorous and clever vignettes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Livia | 1/29/2010

    " I read all three, the first one I really enjoyed. It game me insight as to what life in Africa might be like. By the time I read the 3rd book, the story line was overdone.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 1/15/2010

    " I have read almost all of the books in the series and have really enjoyed them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deejay | 10/15/2009

    " Self-image, the importance of honesty and respect, pride in ones-self and the place they live, loyalty, how to enjoy a cup of hot tea, how to focus on nature; the importance of family and giving...and much more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tammy | 8/7/2009

    " I enjoyed every last one of these books. I wish Precious was my next-door neighbor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 7/23/2009

    " Every book in this series is a gem. I met the author and he signed one of his books for me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 7/22/2009

    " I will be honest book one was the hardest to get into, but after that it's been one after the other. They are clean and very fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 6/29/2009

    " Individually, it's easy to think, "What's the big deal?" They're just so simple and unassuming. But as a whole I just adore them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lensylinda | 2/10/2009

    " This series of books is so unbelievably charming and wise that I barely know where to begin. They are deep without FEELING deep. They are humorous not in a knee-slapping way, but in a warm, feel-good way. I can't recommend them enough, and I look forward to more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 12/9/2008

    " Loved these books. They're good clean fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 9/4/2008

    " These books really hit my funny bone. Mma Ramotswe is so down to earth, and it's funny to be inside her head. While I'm reading these books, I can hear the narrator from "The Gods Must Be Crazy" movies. I would recommend the whole series to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/30/2008

    " These books give an intersting picture of life in Botswana, the start-up and maturation of the no 1 ladies detective agency, and the personal life of Mma Ramatswe. "

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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.

About the Narrator

Lisette Lecat began her career in her native South Africa, where she performed with the country’s national theaters and several commercial companies and did extensive radio and voice-over work both commercially and for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. When she moved to Spain, she continued her voice-over work in three languages, dubbing films for Vox de España. Later, in England and the United States, she resumed her theater career while continuing to do a wide range of voice-over work. She is also an accomplished playwright, with a Broadway credit for The Scent of Roses starring Julie Harris. For her narrations, she won the Scourby Award in 1999, more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Audie Award in 2005 for Best Solo Narration–Female.