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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon Audiobook

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 14

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Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First, she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew.

Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice. The opening of her new salon has been shadowed by misfortune. Not only has she received a bad omen in the mail, but rumors are swirling that the salon is using dangerous products that burn people’s skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business?

Meanwhile, at the office, Mma Ramotswe has noticed something different about Grace Makutsi lately. Though Mma Makutsi has mentioned nothing, it has become clear that she is pregnant . . . But in Botswana - a land where family has always been held above all else - this may be cause for controversy as well as celebration.

With genuine warmth, sympathy, and wit, Alexander McCall Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives.

©2013 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2013 Recorded Books

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-02-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 10-02-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Precious and Grace, Novel 17 in this series,..."

    ....will be released on October 11, 2016. All 16 prior books in the wonderful #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith are in my Audible library but I've written reviews of only three. The series is set in the democratic African country of Botswana. This novel is Book 14. The genre is either contemporary fiction or modern detective. The suspense is mild, but the books are treasures. The character development is so good that the characters jump from the page. The marvelous South African narrator Lisette Lecat narrates all of the novels in the series. Very highly recommended, but start with the first novel in the series.

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    IMG 07-05-17
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    "Botswana is the home I always dreamed of."

    Botswana is the home I always dreamed of. The characters are people I long to meet. Thank you Alexander McCall Smith and Lisette Lecat for offering me another world to live in.

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    proud mc wife 02-07-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Always an enjoyable listen. Love the simplicity."

    Always an enjoyable listen! Love the simplicity that The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency hilights about the problems and occurrences of everyday life.

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    Amazon Maggie 12-17-16

    I am a senior citizen living out in the country enjoying nature and my 3 rescued dogs. I like reading good mysteries (even with some comedic undertones); not too complicated self-help books; good recipes (although I never seem to try any). I have quite enjoyed listening to some of the No. 1 Ladies Detective series and David Copperfield (one of the many versions out there). I am looking forward to many more hours of listening enjoyment.

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    I really have enjoyed this series. I have only one more to listen to to finish the set.

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    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 06-27-16
    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 06-27-16 Member Since 2010
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    Would you listen to The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon again? Why?

    The voice of narrator makes the story so enjoyable.


    What other book might you compare The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon to and why?

    all the books in the journey due to the character development.


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

    the pain that the character's feel


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This was a book that I wanted to listen to in one sitting due to the depth of the characters.


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    "Narrator awful"
    What disappointed you about The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon?

    Narration way too slow, made a boring disjointed book even more boring.


    What was most disappointing about Alexander McCall Smith’s story?

    Story line a mess


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    Tulip 02-11-16
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    "Great book! Great narrator!"

    Loved it! McCall Smith is a compelling author. After reading the first in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series and The World According to Bertie I decided to listen to one of his books. Lecat performed fabulously when narrating this book.

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    "always entertaining"

    This,author's gift at sharing stories interwoven with humor, wisdom and traditions which come together in a beautiful tale.

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    Elizabeth Fralick 09-09-15
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    "Delightful!"

    I almost always enjoy the writing of Alexander McCall Smith and The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon is a prime example of why. It is well written, thoughtful, relaxing and made me smile. I highly recommend this book to all who are interested in reading about a slower paced and different culture than our own.
    The audio version is a sheer delight. Enjoy!!!!!

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    Michelle Illinois 07-28-15
    Michelle Illinois 07-28-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Another great installment!"

    This has everything that has made me love the whole series: wonderful writing, interesting characters, wit, interesting story lines, heart warming moments, trinkets of wisdom and a good sense of humor.

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