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The Miracle at Speedy Motors Audiobook

The Miracle at Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights.
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Publisher's Summary

In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best--helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni--Mma Ramotswe's estimable husband--has fallen under the sway of a doctor who has promised a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to believe. But Precious Ramotswe deals with these difficulties with her usual grace and good humor, and in the end discovers that the biggest miracles in life are often the small ones.

Listen to the other titles in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

©2008 Alexander McCall Smith; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC.

What the Critics Say

"Alexander McCall Smith's big-hearted Botswanan stories [allow] his readers to escape into a world of simple, picturesque pleasures and upstanding virtues." (The New York Times Book Review)
"The best, most charming, honest, hilarious, and life-affirming books to appear in years." (The Plain Dealer)

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    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 05-03-09
    F. Girlando Santa Barbara, CA USA 05-03-09 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I love these books!"

    I love these books! I love the characters, I love their names, I love the narrator, and I love the poignant stories. If you are just getting interested in this series, maybe from watching the excellent HBO series, then start at the beginning and keep on going. You won't be disappointed. This book is one of my favorites.

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    Mary 11-06-08
    Mary 11-06-08
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    "Another winner"

    This is one in a great series. Start at the beginning and enjoy the ride! (However, I think this might be a woman's book as my husband hates this entire series.)

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    Jackie Rushville, IN, USA 05-03-08
    Jackie Rushville, IN, USA 05-03-08
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    "Keep 'em coming!!"

    It's too long in between. I love this series!!

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    Suea 01-19-16
    Suea 01-19-16 Member Since 2012

    zoeq is a trained chef an innkeeper. Currently she is writing a cookbook for the family cook. She lives in Florida and loves kayaking.

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    "Love Series but not my favorite story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It's always good to listen to this series and I really love most of the series. However, this one is not my favorite. It is slow, characters are often depressed and there's much speculation about ancestors and reminders that we're all going to die.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Balance the serious with the humor as is done in most of this series. Have more varied mystery problems. Draw more on characters introduced but not yet fully developed like Mr Polopezzi (sp) and more on the daughter who wants to be a mechanic. I would like to see these characters I already like put to more use in the stories.


    What about Lisette Lecat’s performance did you like?

    Consistency and I know when a different character is speaking


    Could you see The Miracle at Speedy Motors being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    The series has been partially made and is terrific! I wish they would do them all.


    Any additional comments?

    It may be more real that the businesses are going downhill financially because that is the nature of small business. But some do succeed and with all the talent of the ladies and Mr JLB Maticoney, they should be able to do well. The daughter should be brought into the Speedy Motors business to carry on.

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    Ann Holmes 06-24-15
    Ann Holmes 06-24-15 Member Since 2016
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    As always -- A. Smith? It is such a pleasure to read his books -- ever so uplifting & pleasant. Nothing very stressful, just a pleasure to read!! Thank you!!

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    Michelle Illinois 06-03-15
    Michelle Illinois 06-03-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Another winner!"

    This is an excellent, engaging, heart warming funny and over all wonderful series! This book did not fail to live up to the others! Witty and wonderful!

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    oceanlover San Clemente, CA United States 05-07-15
    oceanlover San Clemente, CA United States 05-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "love going to Botswana!"

    I have loved this series, right up to now...just finished the Miracle....and am feeling a little disappointed. MaRomotswe was not her happy optimistic self. Ms Lecat was fabulous as always#

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    jan 01-13-15
    jan 01-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Continues to surprise and delight me!"

    Such wonderful characters! Very uplifting insights, with conflict resolutions so creative it kept me guessing! Loved this one! Even sad issues were so delicately handled I did not walk away heavy hearted.

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    ashley Mckinney, TX, United States 04-15-13
    ashley Mckinney, TX, United States 04-15-13

    I can devour an audiobook. It's taken the place of television for me. I love fiction, mysteries, auto-bios....even cookbooks.

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    "As usual, entertaining and spot on narration."
    What did you love best about The Miracle at Speedy Motors?

    I've read the series through this installment. I will be starting the next tonight. I would like to tell those who are looking for sex, murder and heavy stuff to steal clear. These books are about wonderful people coming to terms with a changing culture. They are gracious, kind and endearing. I fell like I want to know more people like these. There is meaning with every cup of bush tea ( my husband and I now drink bush tea several times a day after discovering the health benefits) but more than that, it makes me long for a different , more polite world. these books have hit me on a very deep emotional level that I find hard to articulate. For some they may mean nothing for others, well you will understand. Give them a try! There are some great life lessons and silliness for a good laugh out loud time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The random musings and the outbursts of Grace.


    Have you listened to any of Lisette Lecat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    They are all beautiful.


    If you could take any character from The Miracle at Speedy Motors out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Precious, no doubt.


    Any additional comments?

    I've enjoyed every single moment.

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    Cindy 10-01-12
    Cindy 10-01-12
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    "Wonderful as always!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


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

    She brings the characters to life.


    Any additional comments?

    These books are like dear old friends or like a familiar face in a crowd of strangers. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to every one of them. I so appreciate that there is no profanity, obscenity, explicit sexual content, and gratuitous violence. The stories are both compelling and a pleasure to listen to without all that.

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