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Mma "Precious" Ramotswe sets up a detective agency in Botswana on the edge of the Kalahari Desert, making her the only female detective in the country...
The brilliant Alexander McCall Smith became an international sensation with his New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels....
In London’s Pimlico neighborhood lies a tenement described in architectural guides as “a building of no interest whatsoever". But the residents are a rather fascinating lot....
New York Times best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith, winner of the first-ever Saga Award for Wit, has entertained millions with his beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency mysteries....
Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they've just moved....
When writer Paul Stewart heads to the idyllic Italian town of Montalcino to finish his already late book, it seems like the perfect escape from stressful city life....
Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series has become a worldwide phenomenon thanks to the appeal of endearing protagonist Precious Ramotswe and the author’s charmingly quirky prose. In this 13th installment, Mma Ramotswe’s attention is focused on a pesky disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter’s school - while Grace Makutsi adjusts to wedded bliss and the famed Clovis Andersen arrives in Botswana looking for more than bush tea.
This story was very stressful for me because of its intensely personal nature about the main characters that I have come to love so much. Because of this it was very difficult for me to listen to for very long at a time and as often as I usually would. I did not know if I liked it as much as the others and wondered if I would have to give it 4 stars instead of 5 but the beautiful way in which Alexander McCall Smith concluded this book made it all worth it and resolved all of my anxious feelings turning them into feelings of hope for human kind and gratitude. Thank you Alexander for helping your readers to see the good in the world and the good in the human heart!!!
Warm, funny with a moral compass built in! I have read all to date and am not disappointed.
Alexander McCall Smith never loses his humor, comments on life and reader interest in this series. I was not suspecting the information revealed in the end but happy about the final words.
I have read almost the entire series. I was hooked from the very first one. But I love listening to the series also. The writer is so delightful. Thank you Alexander McCall Smith! And Lisette is such a talented narrator/ performer. I'm going to finish the rest on Audible. I highly recommend this series for a pleasant, well-written and insightful book. And I love the glimpse I get of this small corner of Africa- in Botswana. I would love to visit there someday. But for now this series suffices.
This book offers more twists and turns than the usual Ladies #1 Detective Agency story. It has happy endings of course and was the perfect exciting feel-good book.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, I love the books, but Lisette Lecat's narration is a special treat. She brings the characters to life, and gives the book a wonderful rhythm.
What other book might you compare The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection to and why?
Obviously, other books in the series!
Have you listened to any of Lisette Lecat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, I have heard her performance of Reading Lolita in Tehran. That was good, but she is the perfect voice for the #1 Ladies Detective Agency series.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I love the encounter with Clovis Anderson! He has been in the background of all the books. How wonderful to introduce him as a real person.
I absolutely adored this book, it was one of my favorites in the series! Fantastic ♥️
Among the most heartwarming of all the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. The world seems like a better place when considered through the eyes of Mma Ramotswe. The narrator, Ms. Lecat, is perfect for the part.
So far, this is my favorite book in the series. There are three different story lines, expertly intermingled. Falwell being unjustly accused of auto theft, Mma Potokwani loosing her job at the orphan farm, and Grace and Phuti having a new home built.
Most interesting is the introduction of Clovis Andersen, author of The Principles of Private Detection.
I listen to this one over and over!
This is my go-to series when I need something light between heavy books. Always enjoyable. This was a particularly good one. But if you are a first time reader of this series, start with Book 1.