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Blue Shoes and Happiness

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 7
Narrated by: Hilary Neville
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Blue Shoes and Happiness brings more adventures for Precious Ramotswe and her fine assistant, Mma Makutsi.

They encounter a cobra in the office, complaints of faulty blood-pressure readings at the medical clinic, a superstitious group of farm workers, and it looks like Aunty Emang, advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems.

And there's trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi's personal life: money may be able to buy her that fashionable pair of blue shoes, but it won't buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises can be found in the simpler things in life - in plenty of bush tea and relaxing Botswana skies.

©2006 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd

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"A paean to a much-loved Africa...it's hard to find fault with such good-natured and pleasurable optimism." ( The Guardian)

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  • petrajj
  • 01-26-19

relaxing listening at its best

loved it. Just happy relaxing listening. love all the characters. stories just mozxy on along with rich atmosphere.

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  • Bazz
  • 07-28-17

As ever!

As ever a total delight. the reading was great, however the only reason that I docked a star was that some of the more 'traditional' voices have more conviction.

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  • Kazzi
  • 07-06-14

The Mmas are just so sweet

Where does Blue Shoes and Happiness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

pretty highly

What did you like best about this story?

It is very good natured and pleasurable. Definitely easy listening . However i did begin to get annoyed with repetition, as we are aware that Obed has died and that fat cattle are an important part of life in Botswana.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Mma Makutse conceding defeat with her shoes

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i did not have an emotional response to this book but i did enjoy it.