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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection Audiobook
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
Written by: 
Alexander McCall Smith
Narrated by: 
Lisette Lecat
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection Audiobook

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Number 13

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Gayle Kesinger Dallas, TX USA 08-10-12
    Gayle Kesinger Dallas, TX USA 08-10-12 Member Since 2015

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    "The Best Yet!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I love the audio version because of the reader. She is one of the best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection?

    When Clovis Anderson appeared.


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

    I have listened to all the books in this series as an audiobook. She is right up there with Jim Dale of the Harry Potter series and David Colacci of the Donna Leon series about Guido Brunetti. She makes the characters come alive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Ma Ramotswe treats Clovis with such kindness. Just loved learning more about him since he had such a profound impact on her.


    Any additional comments?

    I laughed out loud during parts of this book and was moved to tears in other parts. I think this at the tope of the list for this series.

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    Ruth C. Sayre Ojai CA 07-30-12
    Ruth C. Sayre Ojai CA 07-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Lissete Lecat reading is candy to the ear."
    Where does The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A great way to listen and relax because AMS and Mma Ramostwe always find the kind and gentle solution to any problem.


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

    Lisette Lecat makes listening more pleasurable than reading these books.


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    "Another Top-Notch Installment"
    What made the experience of listening to The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection the most enjoyable?

    Consistenly solid story, characters, and location. And one of the greatest narrators in audio. Impossible not to have fun with this series unless you're impatient, in which case you're missing all the fun. Reminds us all that the breakneck pace at which we all live does not necessarily mean a better life. Relax... and enjoy it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection?

    The sudden appearance of a certain well-known off-screen character.


    Which character – as performed by Lisette Lecat – was your favorite?

    Mma Makutse. Many foibles but a great heart. You find yourself rooting for her despite her shortcomings.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Traditionally-built fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope Mr. Smith never quits this series.

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    Laura C Cox 07-10-12
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    "Always enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection to be better than the print version?

    Love the smooth narration. Her accent is so pleasing to the ear.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No. The story is always interesting. Never the edge of seat.


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    Maureen McDaniel 07-02-12
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    "Excellent as always"

    Another fine Precious Ramotswe book, with McCall Smith's characters getting better and more complex with each addition to the series. Loved it.

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    Brenda Ingles 06-19-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Enjoyable light listen"

    I always enjoy this series, largely because of Lisette Lecat. She makes me want to talk like a Botswana native! This story didn't seem as well developed as some of the earlier books in the series, but it is still very enjoyable. I particularly enjoy Precious' internal struggles with retaining her moral principles while being sure that the culprit is appropriately punished. The gentle humor and constant reminders of the value in taking the time to slow down and appreciate the world around you is a refreshing change from murder and mayhem.

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    Elltten Oceanside, CA, United States 06-09-12
    Elltten Oceanside, CA, United States 06-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Best one yet!!!"

    I absolutely loved this book. I have listened to or read all of the previous in the series and this has to be my favorite (although I loved all of the others). It keeps you listening for all the various plots and the characters are delightful. This book is pure enjoyment. As always, the woman who does the narration has that wonderful voice, which is the icing on the cake.

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    Brian 05-31-12
    Brian 05-31-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Boring Book"

    Without a doubt, the most boring book I have ever gotten from Audible. It just goes on and on about nothing

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    KarenS 05-30-12
    KarenS 05-30-12

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    "Delightful and thoughtful as always"

    Alexander McCall Smith does it again. His stories about Precious and her friends and family are a wonderful break from the realities of the world. I love that the series stresses living a thoughtful and intentional life.

    Lisette Lecat does a wonderful job of reading.

    The Corduroy Mansion series, also by McCall Smith, is equally delightful.

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    Pamela 05-30-12
    Pamela 05-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Limpopo Academy"
    What made the experience of listening to The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection the most enjoyable?

    I was so looking forward to hearing this amazing voice actor and the sweetness and delight of the story line typical of the No. 1 Ladies'. I wasn't disappointed. I'm only sad that it will now be a long time before another is ready.

    I have to say that sometimes I am irked by the Mma Ramotswe's lack of typical astuteness in favor of some male character knowing what she is oblivious to. That just doesn't seem consistent with her general character.

    Other than that, the humor is delightful and the portrayal of the characters through dialogue and Mma Ramotswe's internal musings are very satisfying. I hope that Clovis Anderson chooses to be a part of the yet-unformed Limpopo Academy where Mma Ramotswe will NOT be serving tea for Mma Makutsi.


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