Listeners will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta.
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure, Mma Makutsi’s fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma Makutsi out of the picture. Could she be trying to break up the relationship?
Finally, a local priest and his wife independently approach Mma Ramotswe with concerns of infidelity, creating a rather unusual and tricky situation. Nevertheless, Precious is confident that with a little patience, kindness and good sense things will work out for the best - something that will delight her many fans.
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Some listeners found this book slow; I found it thoughtful. It took me a while to warm to this series when I began with the print version. Having discovered the Audible version, I'm a fan. All the books have something to say about ethics and behavior. This one in particular asked what is the right thing to do vs what is the kind thing? How does one best respond to a certain type of person and how can one best teach? And, of course, there's the fond touch of human foolishness and Smith's deep affection for his characters.
Fun, enlighteing, wise
All in his series of Ma Ramotsway.
She sounds exactly like I picture the characters. Lovely cadence.L
Felt sorry sometimes but definitely laughed.
Just when I think there's no more to be said or done in the lives of these characters, here comes another engrossing and expanding book! Wouldn't miss a one of them, and haven't! I'm ready for more!
I can't get enough of The No.1 Ladies' Detective series, always entertaining and different. I recommend the series often to readers I know would love this series. It refreshing to get away from the overly descriptive books.
Alexander McCall Smith wrties lovely, gentle stories about ordinary people. His insights into our pettiness and kindness are universal. I love the No. 1 Ladies Detectvie Agency series!
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I guess A.M. Smith has run out of detective ideas to put into his books. This one is just a series of long slow exchanges between the female characters. They never actually do much of anything in the entire book. Very disappointing as I enjoyed the earlier books in this series very much.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
I love this series of books. I love it I love it I love it. Nothing much ever happens, but you can't help from being drawn into this lovely world. These books are like the literary version of comfort food.
Reached the end of the book and was still waiting for some mystery to develop. Needless to say, it never did.
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