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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (12,169 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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Delight in the slow elegance of life in Botswana, where Precious Ramotswe and her husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, make their modest living. This time out, Mma Ramotswe investigates strange deaths in a hospital bed... all at the same time of day. Eighth in t Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Lisette Lecat doesn’t simply portray the characters in McCall Smith’s series…She is Mma Ramotswe, that robust, throaty, and ever-so-kind detective…Lecat brings so much love and skill to her rendition of the characters that this will charm both old fans and newcomers alike.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)

  • “It’s also that rare thing—a quick, easy read that’s also an immersion into a culture completely different from our own…Mma Ramotswer is as pleasing as a cup of red bush tea.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Smith once again combines a loving depiction of ordinary life in modern Botswana with memorable characters and an engaging mystery…The author’s subtlety of touch and humane portrayal of figures at all levels of society will continue to win him new readers even as his deepening of the ties binding the main figures will satisfy those who have followed the lady detectives from their first recorded case.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Resonate[s] with poignancy, wisdom, and wit…[A] love letter to a country whose salubrious climate is matched by the warmth and humanity of its people.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Lisette Lecat performs…with her usual precision and vibrancy. Her portrayal of Precious Ramotswe, the wise and unflappable proprietor of Botswana’s leading detective business, makes her character even more endearing than she is in print.”


  • “Lecat’s sterling performance perfectly complements McCall Smith’s evocative writing, leading us into the characters’ thoughts and actions.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rabizoff | 2/20/2014

    " Each of the books in this series rates high on the reading-enjoyment scale. Mme Ramotswa is my hero! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mindy | 2/19/2014

    " Another good one. So I've come to the conclusion that these are entertaining but definitely not riveting. I've really slowed down because they don't draw my interest (versus others that I stay up till 2am because I have to finish). That said, I'll still read all of them... eventually. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gail | 2/17/2014

    " If you like the Ladies Detective novels, you'll like this. Some of the plot twists, like some of the phrases, are predictable, but that doesn't bother me. The books are gentle, comforting, and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Weebly | 2/1/2014

    " Another easy relaxed read. It moved quite slowly but that is the Botswana pace I suppose and is the beauty of these books. A few mysteries were solved and there were a few sticky moments but normal service was resumed in the end. "

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