I read this book several years ago when it was first released and the series has become one of my favorites. Hearing it read aloud makes it even better. Narrator makes Smiths's well-developed characters come alive. I am sure I will listen to this more than once.
I have never heard such a wonderful performance. Everything about it was absolutely perfect. I bought the entire series because I loved her narration so much. I think she could make the Yellow Pages sound entertaining.
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!
There's mystery, murder, and love, and it's not gory and lusty. I love the way the author has chosen to leave things to our imagination. When I read a book that is exactly what I want to be able to do. The narrator is growing on me.
I'm looking forward to next book in the series! :)
Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni was my favorite character because he is so genuine and humble and honest and compassionate. Also, he truly respects and cherishes Mma Ramotswe.
Equally as good.
Absolutely! With all of this series, one wants to find out what will happen and how it will happen. Often there are unexpected turns of plot. Also, there is quite a bit of philosophy to mull over. But, if you are not fond of mulling, or just not in the mood, the situations and conversations in the book are delightful and engaging enough for you to just play the part of audience.
I find it interesting that many ethical and spiritual questions are raised in these books. I have had quite a lot of food for thought as I read through the series!
Redemption and forgiveness
This is my favorite of all the books in the series and I have listened to them all. I wish there were more.
Travel to Botswana and feel the gracious culture that is on the verge of slipping away. Lisette Licat's style and rhythm is perfect for the story and the place. The characters and their interactions are more important than the mystery - but who cares! A great listen.
This book picks up with the same characters as in the first book. Not much happened in that book and though some children were added to the cast of characters not much really happens.
I like these books for their simple sing-song wording and the description of African life as seen through African eyes, not how an American sees African life. These people are very content with what they have and proud of their country. It's hard for an American listener to believe they are content with life, when by American standards they are so poor. But the characters don't have a lusting for material goods. It's more about people and relationships. The love of the land and their heritage are important to these characters.
No, but I like off beat, quirky books. I'm not much into Hollywood style blockbuster movies and I don't watch much commercial TV. I care more about these characters than the whole Kardashian family.
She can properly pronounce the names of the characters and places. A very enjoyable narator.
Only on BBC TV. Too slow paced for American TV and with no blood, violence , sex or even much mystery for that matter,it wouldn't be very popular here. PBS might run it and I would certainly watch.
A great series of books that are best listened to one after another. If you plan on listening to the series get them all at once. Don't listen to a lot of books in between or the characters will become confusing since thir name are hard to understand.
Senior Cit with ADHD?
I'm loving the entire series.because it's characters and story develop slowly and thoroughly. The description of both the land and cultures within are great and I've found myself adicted!
This is the second audible book I have listened to via an Apple Shuffle. I thoroughly enjoyed the 1st Ladies Detective Agency books, but it had been several years since I read Tears of the Giraffe, so it was a good refresher. Lisette Lecat is fantastic and really brings the book to life with her narration.
Probably when Mr. J.L.B proposed and Precious accepted his proposal.
As I mentioned before, she brings the book to life. You can really picture the characters in the story as she reads their parts.
I haven't finished reading the book yet, but it will probably be when Mrs. Curtin learns about her son and grandson.
Yes, I may try the next in the series
I thought the end was a bit bland. I love it when there's a bit of humor. This book had less humor
She is GREAT. I usually prefer male narrators, but she is fantastic.
Well- it is a tv series. I watched several episodes after listening to the first book. It was just ok for me.