This is an enjoyable, albeit, predictable continuation of the McCall Smiths series about Botswana. And, it is an excellent conclusion to all that has gone before. Well worth my one credit.
I love the gentle picture it portrays of Precious's life and work. She's interesting without being dashing and it reminds me of something like a Jane Austen or Agatha Christie work with the detail and pictures of Botswana life.
I loved this book and bought ALL of the audio books in the series. I'm only sorry that I have to wait until a new one comes out to hear the rest of the story!
The narrator is perfect; she brings all of the characters to life without out being intrusive.
Absolutely, the narrator is wonderful and brings the characters alive. It wouldn't be the same without Lissett Lacat. Even when I occasionally purchase a print version of this series I hear her voice as I read it.
The characters are really well developed and always true to type. Ma Ramatsu's wisdom is simple and wonderful. No wild car chases, no gratituous sexual content...just a really nice story that takes you far from the world in which we live.
She truly brings the characters to life. Her accent is perfect!
The wedding and the reflection of the history of the characters
It did seem as though this might be the last in the series. I hope not as they have become much like old friends whom you can check in on occassionally.
McCall Smith has captured the delightful character of Africa and its people one more time. His delightful main character, Mma Ramwatswe is bigger than ever.
MMa Ramwatswe's intrepid office manager (and assistant detective) almost stole the show this time when she goes to buy the perfect pair of wedding shoes, and of course, well, things happen...I will leave you in suspense.
LIsette Lecatt has Africa if not in her soul, in her voice. This performance was as wonderful as her previous ones.
There is always a lightness in McCall Smith's portrayal of Africa, yet he combines this with a poignant and real sense of the land--you could almost hear it as a heart-beat, or the quiet breathing of the animals, in his description of MMa Ramwatswe's early morning 'stolen' moment,
i always feel like im visiting botswana when i listen to these stories. and when they are over i am always a little lonley, a little broken hearted
pleasant, winsome, entertaining
I like the down-to-earth common sense that Precious Ramotswe lives by. She is a delightful character that one wants to sit down and have a cup of redbush tea with.
I particularly enjoyed the scene where she confronts a young man about a sensitive issue, which she handles non-judgmentally but in a helpful way.
After this one, no. I've listen to other books by Smith and enjoyed them, but this one was awful.
I love all the characters in the stories but the human insight is the best part of all Mr. Smith's books. Such universal wisdom in each novel.
I love this series, The #1 Ladies Detective Agency. It presents a view of life worth hearing and trying to live up to. I have listened to or read every book in this series. I wouldn't necessarily listen to it again as some of the beauty of it is how the story unfolds.
I always love the characters and how they interact and grow.
The plots always keep me interested. I read this book in one sitting.
Lisette Lecat is the perfect reader for this series. Her accent as well as her understanding of the material make for a wonderful visit in Botswana.
Of course and I did.
Alexander McCall Smith keep them coming.