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3.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 5 3.18 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alexander McCall Smith Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Isabel Dalhousie Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781449840174
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Beloved author Alexander McCall Smith’s seventh Isabel Dalhousie tale finds the ethical philosopher doing background checks on several candidates for the same job. In the process, Isabel learns quite a bit about herself, as well. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • McCall Smith has created a WD where humor is gentle, suffering is acknowledged but not foregrounded, and efforts to do good are usually rewarded. It’s a wonderful place to visit, even if we don’t get to live there. Washington Post

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 6/28/2011

    " Really too thin and without too much depth. Light reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 6/27/2011

    " It seems that Isabelle is just a reincarnation of Mma Ramotse. Still, an enjoyable, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tomi-Ann | 6/26/2011

    " What can I say? I cannot get enough of Isabel Dalhousie. There were so many unforgettable last sentences of chapters here that I ended up taking a lot longer to finish due to the savoring of those. What a writer McCall Smith is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 6/14/2011

    " Love the writing style but I miss Precious Ramotswe "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 6/5/2011

    " I have read all of this series of books set in Edinburgh, Scotland. I obviously like them. They are just fun, rather intellectual, reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 6/2/2011

    " The story-line is dull and the characters are a little flat. Isobel often comes across as whiny and insecure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 5/31/2011

    " Isabel's character has evolved to someone I can better tolerate. With love and a baby now in her life, she's not the know-it-all we were introduced to in The Sunday Philosophy Club. Surely won't read the stories in-between. I hear Corduroy Mansions is good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corrie | 5/29/2011

    " I really am not a fan of this series. I just keep reading it because I like the other series so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 5/18/2011

    " This series is so pleasant. It's not really a mystery, just a peek into a life far more interesting than one's own... And yet fairly mundane. Good times. Also perfect for a morning sick in bed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ngdecker | 5/18/2011

    " Another delightful book about Isabel Dalhousie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophiene | 5/16/2011

    " I just love the Isabel Dalhousie series. She wonders about such wonderful things, it makes you stop and think and that's what I love, to stop and wonder about little things. I wish I had a Brother Fox in my garden, alas in my part of the world, no foxes ;-) "

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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

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.