I read the first book and thought this would be a light-hearted easy listen. I have never been so bored in my life! I kept trying to listen, even skipped several chapters just to see if anything interesting would happen. It didn't. I am very disappointed.
I love to read! I love reading even more now with my Audible account. I probably read two to three books a month. And, yes, I have a life!
This book takes us into the life of Mma Makutsi. She seems like a person I want to feel sorry for, and then she opens her mouth, and I don't any longer. Well in this book, she truly comes into her own. She's strong, takes risks, and finds love.
I'm truly enjoying these books.
The story jumped around and I had a hard time following the various folks as they lived thier life. It had a heart warming ending, but took a long time to get here.
This book is an earlier sequel which I have somehow missed among the 8 or so now completed. It is, like the others, a good clean story about Botswanan culture and Mma Ramotswe's adventures with her detective agency. She is a bit of a feminist in a male dominated culture. No 1 Ladies Detective Agency stories are always a delight for my listening.
I hope Alexander McCall Smith writes a few more of this series.
Yes. The narrator absolutely makes the story for me...her speech is very clear, not too slow and not too fast. Her accent is marvelous. I
I'm not an author.
Wonderful narration. Fine cast of characters. Literary execution? "Truly rock bottom," as a late friend of mine said. McCall Smith lets no word go unrepeated, no allusion go untrammeled by pedantic explanation. I want to jump into these novels and save them from the hand of the writer who created them.
If you like the Number 1 Ladies Detective Series you will enjoy this book. Finally, Mama Kutsi, the assistant's character is developed and we learn a little bit about her. I recommend this book if you've read or listened to others in the series. If you have not read or listened to any others, I'm not sure how much you will enjoy this listen. The reader is really good!
Sweet. Funny. Familiar.
I have read all of the Ladies Detective Agency books, but this is the first one I listened to on Audible. It starts out very, very slowly and I almost gave up on it but I was glad I stuck it out. It is perhaps not as exciting as some of his previous installments in this series.
Her narrative is smooth and lyrical, which fits the story well. She pronounces the names so effortlessly and I immediately fell into the rhythm of her voice. She kept me listening even through the slow first part of the book.
I did not have an extreme reaction, but it did make me smile and occasionally mist up.
I litterally could not stand it. May have been a great book but I could not get past the pronunciation of the names in the first 5 minutes to listen. I skipped to cpt 5 just to see if it changed and it didn't. The reader pronounces the names with multiple m's like mmmmmmaria..... It sounded like a studded or a stammer. I have deffinatly learned to listen to a preview.