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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,978 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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Audie Award winner. In Botswana, Mma Ramotswe is still engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni. A wealthy lady has approached her to check up on several suitors. Are they interested in her or just her money? Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi's Kalahari Typing School for Men Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Soothing…Full of authentic African touches. New readers can start here…and enjoy a plot even more inventive than the earlier ones.”


  • “[The] prose is gentle, easing the reader through Ramotswe’s world of crimes of virtue and social misdemeanors.”


  • “Brims with the same old-fashioned charm as its lovely predecessors...An engaging read.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Addictive…Our reviewer was so entertained, she bought the rest of the series.”

    Marie Claire

  • “Enthralling…[Mma Ramotswe] is someone readers can’t help but love.,,A well-told story.”

    USA Today

  • “Delightful…The warm humanity…is what brings readers back…There is a simplicity and lyricism in [the] language that brings out the profound importance of…everyday revelations.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • The Full Cupboard of Life is a treasure of wit and wisdom.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • Winner of the 2005 Audie Award for Best Solo Narration-Female
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2003 Saga Award for Wit

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 2/18/2014

    " The Full Cupboard of Life is the fifth in a series of stories set in Botswana. Precious Ramotswe is less of a detective than an observer of the people around her and a conveyor of common-sense wisdom. The "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series is kind of a study of human nature in a simple place and a simpler time. It is a relaxing story to read, and I found this to be one of my favorite in the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Piet Opperman | 2/16/2014

    " A charming chapter in the life of the owner and sole operative of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency in Gaberone, Botswana. An easy read, simultaneously naive and intelligent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 2/12/2014

    " 3.5. Another enjoyable read by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Grace | 1/27/2014

    " This book had very little to do with the detective agency (since they are so short, I guess that's the part that got left out, since he had so much else to do). Not my favorite book in the series, but I still enjoyed it. "

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