When she asks her dependable husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, to fix her tiny white van, Precious fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern. And so he does. But this will not do. So Precious tries to track her beloved van down - and learns it has already been stolen from its new owner.
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Just an ok listen and not very memorable. I'm not sure I'll try another with this combo of writer and reader.
It is as imagined when I read the book. The personalities come through clear as a bell.
When they discover Violet is playing dirty pool.
It gave me some wonderful laughs. It goes to show that we are all the same, yet all different.
Another delightful installment in the series. I've enjoyed them all. These books are always very benign entertainment as long as you don't expect deep, life-changing stuff. Sit back, relax and meander through another world.
I love the way the author makes you feel like you are there in the story being a part of the no. 1 ladies detective agency and their personal lives. Learning their thoughts, world views, values and concerns is informative and entertaining.
yes. The characters and their environment became real people by the end of the story. This is one of those books that doesn't depend totally on the outcome of the plot to be enjoyable. It's like re-reading a letter from a friend.
The Cater St Hangman. Even tho the two are nothing alike in content, they both are done with a G rating and have characters that become real by the end of the book I can listen to both over again with anticipation of the unfolding narrative because of the background details and the personalities and interactions of the people concerned.
yes. same enjoyment level.
I am always thankful when i find a book with an enjoyable story, real characters. Especially one that is done without profanity, violence, and overdone sex.
I loved the narrative. This is the second book of the series that I have listened to, and it's a delight to listen to this reader.
If I had the time, this would be a pleasure to listen to in one sitting.
The characters came alive through the narrator's performance. The rich description of human behaviors and the characters' responses to the behaviors held my attention.
My favorite character was the secretary/assistant detective.
I found the book entertaining and refreshing.
Obsessive reader, 6-10 books a week, chosen from Member reviews. Fact & fiction, subjects from the Tudors to Tookie, Harlem to Hiroshima, Huey Long to Huey Newton. In-depth fair reviews - from front to BLACK!!!
I have NEVER heard anyone from Botswana drag the "M" in names and words like this narrator! Everything sounds like "Mmmmmother mmmmmmakes mmmmmuch mmmmmmoney! IRRITATING! And it makes what could be a pleasing story drag along. I guess I got used to Jill Scott's expert acting as Precious Ramotswe in the HBO series. No one in the series went around drawling out "Mma" like "Mmmmmmmmmma". Hearing this over and over again, several times in one sentence hurts my ears! ! Lisette Lecat may be South African-born but not BLACK SOUTH AFRICAN! I'm tired of white narrators thinking that they know how we talk. Guess what? YOU DON'T!!!!
This is the only one of many reviews that I've written here where I have nothing to say about the story because the narration is the worst in over 300 Audible.com I've purchased. Glad I got this book on sale but it's not even worth the sales price! Does Audible even listen to these books when the narration is completed? Obviously not! I know there must be black, African-American, and African narrators out there to do justice to our voices. Find some, Audible! I'm getting weary of listening to us sound like minstrels or just plain ridiculous as in this book! A MEERKAT could have done better than LECAT!
I didn't like this book nearly as much as The #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I thought the pace was crawling, and regretted purchasing it.
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