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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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Fans around the world adore the New York Times 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 frequent cup of red-bush tea.

Still engaged to the estimable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe understands that she should not put too much pressure on him, as he has other concerns, especially a hair-raising request from the ever persuasive Mma Potokwane, matron of the orphan farm. Besides, Mma Ramotswe herself has weighty matters on her mind. She has been approached by a wealthy lady to check up on several suitors. Are these men interested in the lady or just her money? This may be a difficult case, but it's just the kind of problem Mma Ramotswe likes and she is, as we know, a very intuitive lady.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    People

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

    Time

  • “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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