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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I am totally addicted to the Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency series and was so excited when this latest book came to Audible.com. Double Comfort Safari Club did not let me down - it was as great as I anticipated it would be. The saga continues and I will continue to eagerly await the next book in the series. I do not read the books - I prefer the audible version. I think the person who performs this series is the best I have ever heard reading any book. Her voice is pleasing and her accents are fantastic. She can pronounce the names of people, places and things so much better than I could in my reading of the book.. This adds to my enjoyment. She is absolutely brilliant in her reading and performance.
I found this most recent contribution to the series completely satisfying! I love how AMCS enriches my understanding of this remarkable country while making me laugh and warming my heart. Slow? I'd say leisurely. And there's no place I'd rather be!
This series is consistently great. Hard to believe after so many books there is still so much to say, but somehow they get better and better. John D. MacDonald made it to 21 Travis McGee novels; let's hope Mr. Smith surpasses that.
I noticed that some reviewers thought this book was much slower than the others. It is more about what is going on in the minds of the characters and not so much about the mysteries she solves. I enjoyed the thoughts because we lived in Kenya for five years and the thought processes and cadence of speech reminded me of my friends there. Perhaps people who are most interested in the mysteries should stick with other detective series. This one is mostly about the people who live in Africa.
Slow down and enjoy the simple and loving relationships, emotions, and dialogue of another Mma Ramotswe book. The narration is excellent, and the descriptions are worthy of more than one listen...I found myself rewinding and re-enjoying certain scenes. As with all books in a series, I feel that this book is best enjoyed in order, but the references should keep you current if you don't already know the characters, whom I feel that I know.
I used to watch this series on LPB, so when I listened to the first book on CD, I knew I was hooked. It is actually better listening to it than watching it on TV, although that was good. I love learning the culture of Botswana and the colloquialism is very unique. I will definitely be listening to more of this series. Its like going to Africa without leaving home!
Never contrived, always fresh and uplifting, Mc Call Smith takes us on our next adventure into the Delta where the two lady detectives reveal to us the unending warmth of the human condition.
This author is a blessing to our world, and his writings may be the least important aspect of his life, but they are wonderful! He is an intellectual giant and we are fortunate to get to read the ramblings of his thoughts in his fiction, especially the Mma Ramotswe series. Just go ahead and spend the money. You won't be disappointed.
This latest entry in the series is following what has become an all too familiar pattern: long on musings by the characters and short on actual detection. Mma Ramotswe has to find the beneficiary of a legacy, and, I am afraid to say, she actually messes that up. There must be a rule in the Principles of Private Detection that would tell her to show the photograph of the benefactor to the prospective heir before promising him the legacy. Everything is satisfactorily resolved more by serendipity than by Mma Ramotswe's skills. Still enjoyable, but the standards are falling.
This is the slowest book I have ever read. I was not able to listen to all of it because I couldn't stay awake. I love this series and was extremely disapointed. What happened?
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