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Morality For Beautiful Girls Audiobook

Morality For Beautiful Girls: More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

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Publisher's Summary

The quick-witted, good-natured detective Mma "Precious" Ramotswe shines in this irresistible best seller. It continues the charming series that began with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, hailed as one of the "International Books of the Year and the Millennium" by the Times Literary Supplement

Between intriguing new cases and troubling personal developments, Precious' hands are full. The four Miss Beauty and Integrity pageant finalists may have questionable moral fiber, and the brother of an important government worker has allegedly been poisoned. On top of all that, Precious' reliable fianci might be hiding something.

Life is more difficult than ever at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, but it's nothing a little clear thinking and a few mugs of bush tea can't candle.

Listen to the other titles in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

©2001 Alexander McCall Smith; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Thoroughly engaging and entertaining." (Los Angeles Times)

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    Charlene M Benjamin 01-12-17
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    "Number 1 story!"

    Loved the story and characters. McCall Smith even adds a moral without preaching. A worthwhile read.

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    Deborah 07-30-16
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    "Wonderful fun. "

    Just lovely, refreshing and easy going fun with the characters of the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency. enjoy!

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    Teresa United States 03-30-16
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    "Hooked on the series!"

    Enjoying learning about life in Africa in these books. Eager to listen to the rest.

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    Lenox 02-20-16
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    Relaxing and very enjoyable books. I always feel a wonderful calm when I read (and reread) these books about Botswana.

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    Tara C Tampa, FL 08-27-15
    Tara C Tampa, FL 08-27-15 Member Since 2016

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    "I am so enthralled with this series!"
    What does Lisette Lecat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love the accent and cadence Lisette Lecat brings to the story. I think it would be a completely different experience if I were reading it in print, as I would not have a clue how to correctly pronounce some of the names and places in this book. This is my third book from this series. I think if I ever do read a print version, I will probably always have Lisette Lecat's characterization in my head. Just perfect.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is just a breath of fresh air for me. It is pleasant and positive break from the stresses of real life. It makes a long commute in heavy traffic a much more pleasant experience. I find myself a little bit sad every time I finish one of these books.

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    Margaret Ville St. Laurent, Quebec 07-31-15
    Margaret Ville St. Laurent, Quebec 07-31-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Engrossing story read by an fabulous narrator"
    What did you love best about Morality For Beautiful Girls?

    The way the narrator brings the characters and the stories to life. I can't wait to listen to the next in the series and then the next and the nex!!


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

    Precious and Mr. JLB


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

    The short story of the little girl with three lives was very touching.


    Any additional comments?

    I buy additional credits just so I can listen to the next in the series

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    Amy B 03-18-15
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    "Sad. And lovely."

    An interesting mix of sadness and humor. So glad to see the secretary becoming such an integral part of story!

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    Delberta 01-26-15
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    "Heart-warming as a cup of bush tea!"

    Charming characters, gently mysterious, and full of wonderful perceptions about humans and how we think. Wisdom centered in the heart.
    I love it!

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    Sy Ann Guth 01-25-15
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you listen to Morality For Beautiful Girls again? Why?

    Another enjoyable episode of this series.


    What does Lisette Lecat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes, the accent is wonderful and makes you feel like you are in Africa.


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    Byron Tallahassee, FL, United States 07-06-12
    Byron Tallahassee, FL, United States 07-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Weakest story of the series so far!"

    This book is similar to the others in that it was entertaining and personable, but for the first time I found the storyline unbelievable. The transformation of a 97 score in secretarial school into master mechanic and master manager of young men was a stretch. It was as if the assistant had some kind of magical powers. Plus, the portrayal of the lead detective as someone who accidently promotes the assistant to a special position in her fiance's garage seems foolish, and totally inconsistent with her normal ability to maintain control of conversations to achieve her desired ends. Finally, I found the depression of Mr. JLB Mataconi as a phony, pretend storyline that detracted from the character development in the prior novels because it did not fit. Here we have a man who has just gotten engaged and has accepted responsiblity for two special needs children, and now he suddenly abandons his work, and ignores his wife-to-be and these children, and he can't get up the energy to get out of bed. Now maybe, the engagement and responsibility for children could induce depression, but that was not the story line. Instead, the trigger for his depression is never discussed; nor is any mention that this has been an issue for him previously. I really felt like the author was checking "Depression" off his checklist of things he wanted to cover in the various books, and it did not matter that it did not fit.

    The beauty contest was also a little shaky as a story line, but it seemed to fit the story better. Despite these weaknesses, the book was entertaining in its way, and I will be moving on to the next installment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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