I actually did not enjoy the narration. I found it, at times, slow and a little over drawn-out. The book itself was entertaining enough but I found that I did not really like Mme. Ramotswe (I apologize for my spelling as I never saw the name in print). I found her presumptuous, arrogant, prejudice and ...well, a little insufferable. This, honestly, is more of a review of the character than the writing or story - both of which are enjoyable. I just did not enjoy it quite as much as I expected.
I am on the young side of being older, but nonetheless - wiser.
This book was not at all what I expected, but I couldn't put it down! It was delightful, colorful and full of wonderful characters. The writing was lovely and the narrator did such I good job I could have listened forever! I really liked her down-to-earth approach to solving mysteries; sometimes surprising in their simplicity. Don't miss this book!
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
This was a wonderful listen. The narrator is simply charming and adds so much to the story and the characters. One of the best I have heard! The story is engaging and by the end of the book I couldn't help but like the characters and want to read book two!
Though not the "traditional" detective story, I loved this novel. The characters, setting, and plots are rich and engrossing. The narrator is skilled in every accent she performs.
I highly recommend downloading this onto your mp3 player, and letting it take you away during the mundane work hours. You will be all the better for it.
Don't expect a suspensful page turner but this book is a pleasure just the same. The characters and the descriptions of Africa are wonderful. The main character is smart and likeable. I will listen to more of this series.
Not what I had expected at first, this little book draws you in. The culture was refreshingly new, and made me search for other books covering life in Africa which are hard to find. The challenges Mma Ramotswe faces as she begins her new life are not that different than other women, those of love found and lost, career, and aloneness. But I was left with a sense of accomplished and determination that all things are possible if you will only persevere and belief. I would consider this more fictional biography than mystery and as such, a great essay into common sense and fairness.
This book was pleasant to listen to. It's not deep or complicated, so it's OK to stop & start listening. The little mystery vignettes are somewhat disconnected, but there is the common thread of the main character's simple but interesting life that ties them together. It was nice to get a flavor of what life is like in Botswana.
I thought the narration was very well done. The story started off a little differently from what I expected, but overall I enjoyed the book quite a lot.