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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18,507 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: March 2003 ISBN: 9781440745317
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For all confidential matters and enquiries, saunter on over to Botswana's Precious Ramotswe and her plucky detective agency. Her business is booming, but that doesn't mean she has no problems. Her son is killing birds, she suddenly has competition, and a 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 Susheela | 2/20/2014

    " It's the 4th in the series and this light read is in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monika | 2/18/2014

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette | 2/16/2014

    " No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is still one of my favorite series to read. The first book has some harsh reality moments, the others are clean, enjoyable, and insighful. This particular book was probably my favorite of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 2/11/2014

    " Lots of Character development going on in this, the fourth book in the series which is good because its the characters that matter in McCall Smith's writing. Mma Makutsi is coming into her own. As always everything turns out right in the end. Great relaxing afternoon read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siyuan | 2/11/2014

    " When I first got into this series I found it completely addictive, but now it seems like the overall plotline for the entire series may have plateaued, and it's getting to be sort of repetitive and formulaic. Not that I won't continue to read through til the end of the series. If I thought the Botswana described in these books was anything like the real country, I would want to visit it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dahlene | 2/1/2014

    " Alexander McCall Smith did it again. I love Mma Romatswe and her ethical and caring way of solving mysteries for people. She not only goes to the true source, but finds ways to soften the blows when she finds cheating husbands, etc. This is a fun and entertaining series to read. I plan to continue reading them. "

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    " Another great story about Precious Ramotswe and her fascinating life... I can't wait to see what's next for the No. 1 Ladies Detective and her assistant.. "

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    " Another good one! Poor, poor Mma Makutsi.... Will she ever find love? "

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    " As the series progresses the investigations are becoming consequential to the goings on in the lives of Mma Ramotswe and her immediate associates. This being the fourth in the series, is the lightest so far in terms of cases for the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, but is still enjoyable enough. "

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    " I have yet to read a book in this series that hasn't kept my interest. I love the endearing characters and their strengths and foibles. Each book seems to ring true to life in a very readable way. "

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    " These books are so readable, and funny. I really, really want to visit Botswana now. I love the short and easy sentences and the funny little 'mysteries' that Precious has to handle. I also like how Mma Makutsi is starting to play a bigger role. Recommended! "

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    " I love these books. This one was a satisfying read, with several interwoven tales. Mr. JLB Matekoni is back and there is more focus on Mma. Makutsi. Both are great characters, along with the very funny Mr. Buthelezi. A peaceful joy to read. "

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    " I really like this whole series of books and look forward to each new one "

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    " This is a great series! Great detail of the African landscape and culture. "

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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 had stage roles and did extensive radio and voice-over work both commercially and for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Living in Spain, England, and the United States, she did a wide range of voice-over work in three languages. She has won thirteen AudioFile Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best female solo narration.