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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2010 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • bebe
  • South Carolina
  • 06-04-10

I love this series

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.

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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  • Alison
  • Frances town, NH, USA
  • 07-15-10

The Magic is Back!

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!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Awesome as always

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Very Internal Thoughtful

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Another lovely book by Dr. Smith

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great Listen, Chuckled Out Loud

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!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The Double Comfort Safari Club

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.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • William
  • Carmichael, CA, United States
  • 06-28-10

Another winner!

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.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Painful

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?

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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No Substance

Would you try another book from Alexander McCall Smith and/or Lisette Lecat?

This book had no substantial story! I was hoping for a detective story - If asking someone if they did something and they said yes is considered a dectective story than, here you go. This book is about the unspoken feelings of modern Botswana women (think 1950's American women). Mildly interesting but I kept waiting for some interesting twist in the story, but there are none. The title refers to a Safari Club which comes up in one chapter and again, boring.

Has The Double Comfort Safari Club turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes of the Ladies Detective Agency

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

Lisette Lecat did a great job reading the book. I would definitely listen to other books by her.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful