Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the appeal of endearing protagonist Precious Ramotswe and the author’s charmingly quirky prose. In this 13th installment, Mma Ramotswe’s attention is focused on a pesky disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter’s school - while Grace Makutsi adjusts to wedded bliss and the famed Clovis Andersen arrives in Botswana looking for more than bush tea.
©2012 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC
That is how this series affects my psyche! This series is literally brought to life by narrator Ms. Lecat, the world that seems far away is brought home. The way the daily lives of the wonderfully created characters make any situation in their lives easy to work thru with a cup of tea and taking time to think. With the rich story and descriptive background there is no need for sex, violence, or even mushy romance to make for a truely saticfing story. I hope to enjoy many more stories from Mr. McCall Smith & Mma Rawmoswe
I really loved this book. It's hard to put my finger on why I enjoyed this even more than some of the others in the series, but I did. If you love this series, I think you will be really happy with this one. This one is much more memorable than some of the others which I can hardly remember. I won't forget this one!
I recommend whole heartedly!
I always love the easy flow of this series. The people and story line are like old friends that you care for. The mystery is never so far off base that is unbelievable, but everyday troubles and solutions.
i loved the scenes when Grace as usual is Miss Busy- Body- Know-It-All and states her unsolicited opinions
I love the story and really love the narrator Lisette Lescat.
I would love to see the series back on HBO..LOVED JILL SCOTT IN THE PRECIOUS ROLE
This story was very stressful for me because of its intensely personal nature about the main characters that I have come to love so much. Because of this it was very difficult for me to listen to for very long at a time and as often as I usually would. I did not know if I liked it as much as the others and wondered if I would have to give it 4 stars instead of 5 but the beautiful way in which Alexander McCall Smith concluded this book made it all worth it and resolved all of my anxious feelings turning them into feelings of hope for human kind and gratitude. Thank you Alexander for helping your readers to see the good in the world and the good in the human heart!!!
Alexander McCall Smith never loses his humor, comments on life and reader interest in this series. I was not suspecting the information revealed in the end but happy about the final words.
I have read almost the entire series. I was hooked from the very first one. But I love listening to the series also. The writer is so delightful. Thank you Alexander McCall Smith! And Lisette is such a talented narrator/ performer. I'm going to finish the rest on Audible. I highly recommend this series for a pleasant, well-written and insightful book. And I love the glimpse I get of this small corner of Africa- in Botswana. I would love to visit there someday. But for now this series suffices.
This book offers more twists and turns than the usual Ladies #1 Detective Agency story. It has happy endings of course and was the perfect exciting feel-good book.
Yes, I love the books, but Lisette Lecat's narration is a special treat. She brings the characters to life, and gives the book a wonderful rhythm.
Obviously, other books in the series!
Yes, I have heard her performance of Reading Lolita in Tehran. That was good, but she is the perfect voice for the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series.
I love the encounter with Clovis Anderson! He has been in the background of all the books. How wonderful to introduce him as a real person.
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