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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,975 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 2008 ISBN: 9781440745362
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Precious Ramotswe's husband falls under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for their daughter's medical condition, but Precious is dubious. She is grateful for the new client who distracts her. This woman, who was adopted, asks her to trac Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Utterly charming and compulsively readable.” Newsweek
  • “Developments in the lives of the community Smith has lovingly created over the course of the series will intrigue old fans. Immediately accessible to newcomers, this entry will prompt them to seek out the earlier books.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “[A] warm, wise, whimsical novel.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica Edinger | 2/20/2014

    " These books are just so soothing. Delightful as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/18/2014

    " Another quaint and soothing read in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series. The "mystery" isn't really the point in these books, it's the characters, their issues, and how they get lovingly solved that hooks readers like me on the books. "

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

    " Reading about Mma Ramotzwe is always a pleasure for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 2/11/2014

    " Didn't finish, wasn't hooked. Guess it wasn't up to my normal detective series expectations. "

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

    " A delightful series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 1/28/2014

    " This is one of my favorite series - very entertaining and different from your run of the mill mysteries. I would recommend this series to anyone. It makes me want to read the author's other works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 1/25/2014

    " Another great addition....for some reason I felt I had read it before but then couldn't decide. Guess that tells you how friendly I am with the characters!!! I love his writting and the pictures of Botswana I get in my head!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edgar | 1/21/2014

    " I read this recently. Really quite interesting. The proprietor of Speedy Motors tries to help a crippled girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noelle | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this one. The poem (haiku?)at the end was the most emotional allusion I've seen him make to date about Africa's problems. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phair | 1/15/2014

    " comfortable & soothing. A little more detecting this time, lots on personal lives of regulars. Usual capable reading by Lisette Lecat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danna | 1/3/2014

    " I love these simple stories for their gentle wisdom, even if it is obviously simplistic and unnaturally contented. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 hadashi | 1/1/2014

    " see review for book #8, The Good Husband... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martine Peacock | 12/28/2013

    " The usual gentle read from AMS. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 11/29/2013

    " Not as good as I had hoped. I'd actually give it only 2 1/2 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judie | 11/25/2013

    " I started reading and the cadence of the words started up in my mind. I skim a lot, but this is one series that I read every word. To skip anything would spoil it. I love these books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/12/2013

    " Mma Ramotswe has a lovely outlook on life. She continues to refresh my spirits. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooxie Carlton | 10/23/2013

    " Another Alexander McCall Smith--I can't stay away! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiloh | 7/22/2013

    " I love these books! The plot isn't deep or complicated, often they are quite simple. Maybe it is the African memories making me thirst for bush tea, regardless, I always leave the story with warm fuzzies and anticipating the next one. Can't wait for the movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/20/2013

    " This is the latest in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency saga. If you haven't read anything in this series, start at the beginning. Totally charming, with a soothing quiet moral thread throughout the stories. Very funny in a low-key way. I highly recommend the recordings; the narrator is superb. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 4/8/2013

    " Another fun, easy read. I love these characters, they are really unique. It is fun to see them develop and grow. The African setting creates a great ambience that is both exotic and familiar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francie | 4/4/2013

    " Yet another enjoyable read from Mr Alexander McCall Smith. I love Mma Ramotswe and the little dramas of her Botswana life. I highly recommend this whole series. And yes, Michelle, you should try this series again one day .. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casi K. | 3/19/2013

    " I always love these stories. They are calming and full of sage advice, logic and bush tea. Looking forward to the next in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 1/12/2013

    " These books are like comfort food. This one is certainly not the best of the bunch (a tad bit too predictable), but still good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marita | 10/30/2012

    " Wholesome like always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 10/21/2012

    " Another enjoyable trip to Botswana and the culture there. A book club member who has traveled to Botswana as part of a medical team, says that the author describes the land, the people and the culture accurately. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 7/30/2012

    " I listened to this book in recorded form and thoroughly enjoyed it. The author does a marvelous job of presenting big truths in small moments (often amusing moments) in the lives of ordinary, decent people. Loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barb Harris | 3/27/2012

    " this series was getting a bit tired and formulaic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 12/2/2011

    " These books are like candy for me. I think the nosy detective is endearing, but this mystery seemed a bit more simplistic and a little less funny than some in the past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zakiah | 6/2/2011

    " This book will fill your heart with so much joy, it's an absolute brilliant read.
    Mma Ramotswe once again displays that although as human we all make mistakes, there is always room for forgiveness and redemption. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/31/2011

    " Enjoyed this book better than the previous book in the series. Can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marissa | 4/23/2011

    " Nice new addition to the series, keeping with the reflective style. New troubles confront the main characters, in addition to the new cases. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mayde | 4/22/2011

    " Another great book in the series. The heroine is so down to earth and real. I love her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandblock | 3/29/2011

    " I like this whole series. I think that it is # 9 but everyone has some moral lesson to impart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danita | 3/27/2011

    " And once again Alexander McCall Smith pulls it off with another installment to the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.

    Has been a wonderful pleasure reading these book and look forward to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vesta Lynn | 3/8/2011

    "
    The story takes place in the Botswana desert. The main character is a traditionally build female detective. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. "

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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 performed with the country’s national theaters and several commercial companies and did extensive radio and voice-over work both commercially and for the South African Broadcasting Corporation. When she moved to Spain, she continued her voice-over work in three languages, dubbing films for Vox de España. Later, in England and the United States, she resumed her theater career while continuing to do a wide range of voice-over work. She is also an accomplished playwright, with a Broadway credit for The Scent of Roses starring Julie Harris. For her narrations, she won the Scourby Award in 1999, more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards, and the prestigious Audie Award in 2005 for Best Solo Narration–Female.