I have read all eleven of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series books and have watched (numerous times) all of the HBO Series DVDs... but the audio books are the best of them all! Every one of the characters comes to life on tape and I find myself listening to them over and over again. I've stopped wishing for a second season of the HBO series...
Such a sweet book. I usually prefer something a little more sordid, but was assigned this at book club. It paints a really rich picture of the country, and having the accent of the reader is such a cherry on top - I was the only one in book club who could actually pronounce several names!
Great story, unforgettable "leading lady" and her garage shop friend. The reader is clearly "channelling" Precious. Without the reader this would be a good audio book. With her, it is a great book on audio. If it were a book in print, I would say I couldn't put it down. It made me curious about Botswana and since my knowledge of that country was nil, that's a good thing!
I found this book to be a delightful listen. The narrator's lovely African accent and pronunciation brings life and authenticity to the interesting and fun characters.
The reader really makes this story come alive. Some of the names of people and places are difficult to know how to pronounce when you're reading the book and it was great to hear them read correctly. I found this as enjoyable as reading the book -- possibly more.