Avid reader. Retired harpist Consider myself knowledgeable in the English language.
When it's been a while since my last #1 Ladies Detective book, I get a hankering to visit these delightful characters again. The books are lightweight and easy listening, but pleasureable.
I didn't hate it, it was ok. Not the best work his has done but if you like the no. 1 Ladies Detective series it is worth the credit. These characters become like friends if you have read all the books so it was nice to check in with them.
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.