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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection Audiobook

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,224 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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Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the appeal of endearing protagonist Precious Ramotswe and the author’s charmingly quirky prose. In this 13th installment, Mma Ramotswe’s attention is focused on a pesky disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter’s school—while Grace Makutsi adjusts to wedded bliss and the famed Clovis Andersen arrives in Botswana looking for more than bush tea. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Part of the brilliance of this series is that what may seem like tiny cases expand into considerations of virtue, love, ambition, greed, and evil…McCall Smith’s novels are both very meditative and laugh-out-loud funny. If you’ve never read a No. 1 Ladies’, now’s the time.” 

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  • “Smith wisely doesn’t tamper with his winning recipe for literary comfort food in his thirteenth excursion to Gaborone, Botswana, in the company of bighearted PI Precious Ramotswe…As always, the detection is secondary to Smith’s continuing exploration of the rhythms and social dynamics of smalltown African life.”

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  • New York Times Bestselling Author

Listener Reviews

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Rachel Peterson | 2/20/2014

    " I loved it! The same wonderful warm book as the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Review by Bobbi | 2/17/2014

    " Another pleasant story of mysteries, warmth, and surprises in the life of Mme Ramotswe, private detective in Botswana. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Audra | 2/10/2014

    " As always, a does of peaceful, preciousnes in Botswana. These always make me want to visit Africa. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by David Stone | 2/4/2014

    " Another comfortable addition to the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. At this point, I can practically finish McCall Smith's sentences, and it is that cozy familiarity with the characters and what they will think, say and do that makes me love reading these novels. I never imagined, however, that the great Clovis Anderson would turn out to be American. Any self published writer will develop a soft spot for that great detective in the course of this book. This installment does not involve working for clients. Instead, the ladies find themselves helping good friends get out of trouble. I think that is why this is one of the best novels in the series. We really care about the resolution of the cases, because they involve characters we have come to care about. I may be wrong, but I think this is the first time Mma Ramotse and Mma Makutsi actually break down in tears about their cases. It's nice to see a series that is this mature hit a new high. When can I pre order the next one? "

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About the Author
Author Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. 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 was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.

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.