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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon Audiobook

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 14

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Publisher's Summary

Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First, she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew.

Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice. The opening of her new salon has been shadowed by misfortune. Not only has she received a bad omen in the mail, but rumors are swirling that the salon is using dangerous products that burn people’s skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business?

Meanwhile, at the office, Mma Ramotswe has noticed something different about Grace Makutsi lately. Though Mma Makutsi has mentioned nothing, it has become clear that she is pregnant . . . But in Botswana - a land where family has always been held above all else - this may be cause for controversy as well as celebration.

With genuine warmth, sympathy, and wit, Alexander McCall Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives.

©2013 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 06-27-16
    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 06-27-16 Member Since 2010
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    The voice of narrator makes the story so enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon to and why?

    all the books in the journey due to the character development.


    What does Lisette Lecat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the pain that the character's feel


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    This was a book that I wanted to listen to in one sitting due to the depth of the characters.


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    barbara 03-29-16
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    Narration way too slow, made a boring disjointed book even more boring.


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    Tulip 02-11-16
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    "Great book! Great narrator!"

    Loved it! McCall Smith is a compelling author. After reading the first in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series and The World According to Bertie I decided to listen to one of his books. Lecat performed fabulously when narrating this book.

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    This,author's gift at sharing stories interwoven with humor, wisdom and traditions which come together in a beautiful tale.

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    I almost always enjoy the writing of Alexander McCall Smith and The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon is a prime example of why. It is well written, thoughtful, relaxing and made me smile. I highly recommend this book to all who are interested in reading about a slower paced and different culture than our own.
    The audio version is a sheer delight. Enjoy!!!!!

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    Michelle Illinois 07-28-15
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    "Another great installment!"

    This has everything that has made me love the whole series: wonderful writing, interesting characters, wit, interesting story lines, heart warming moments, trinkets of wisdom and a good sense of humor.

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    Entertaining, a good book. Will listen to other Alexander McCall books. Loved the narrator, Lisette Lecat.

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    I feel like I've lived in Botswana, these stories are so vivid and richly composed.
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    Wonderful characters who evolve over the books, a terrific narrator who makes you feel the humor and pathos, and a gentle, yet interesting story.

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    "Another wonderful Mma Ramotswe tale"

    Between author Alexander McCall Smith and narrator Lisette Lecat, I don't know who deserves the most praise. Clearly the series is Smith's creation, but I cannot imagine another voice besides Lecat's bringing alive the characters and Botswana itself. If you have not read any titles in this series before, you might begin with The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency, but it is not necessary to enjoy the simple joys of this series.

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