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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection Audiobook

The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Number 13

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Brenda Ingles 06-19-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyable light listen"

    I always enjoy this series, largely because of Lisette Lecat. She makes me want to talk like a Botswana native! This story didn't seem as well developed as some of the earlier books in the series, but it is still very enjoyable. I particularly enjoy Precious' internal struggles with retaining her moral principles while being sure that the culprit is appropriately punished. The gentle humor and constant reminders of the value in taking the time to slow down and appreciate the world around you is a refreshing change from murder and mayhem.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kay Arnold Northern California 05-18-12
    Kay Arnold Northern California 05-18-12 Member Since 2012

    LOVE All books by Lee Child, and Vince Flynn and J.A.Jance

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    "Author gets better with every story."
    What did you love best about The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection?

    Simple approach to complicated situations. I loved the fact that Precious finally got to meet her longtime mentor. He tried to explain that he was not the expert she had admired for all these years. Precious, in her simple approach to her life in Botswana, maintained her faith in his expertise and enlisted his advise in a case.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection?

    When they foiled the plans of wealthy man who conspired to change the whole concept of the Orphan Farm by building a 'communal" Dining room...in doing would have lined his own pockets.


    Have you listened to any of Lisette Lecat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have listened to many--this one was equally well done.


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

    My main reaction was pure enjoyment with every chapter.


    Any additional comments?

    The main reason these books are so enjoyable, in addition to the great story lines, is that they are read with "English" accent. Just reading the words in a "regular' book, you miss all the nuances built into the story line. The pure simplicity of the lifestyle so well depicted by the author, is brought put by the readers talent.

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    Stephanie United States 04-19-12
    Stephanie United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Slow down and enjoy!"
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    That is how this series affects my psyche! This series is literally brought to life by narrator Ms. Lecat, the world that seems far away is brought home. The way the daily lives of the wonderfully created characters make any situation in their lives easy to work thru with a cup of tea and taking time to think. With the rich story and descriptive background there is no need for sex, violence, or even mushy romance to make for a truely saticfing story. I hope to enjoy many more stories from Mr. McCall Smith & Mma Rawmoswe

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dottie B. Washington DC 08-09-12
    Dottie B. Washington DC 08-09-12 Member Since 2006

    Dotdumdum

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    "I think this is the best of the whole series"

    I really loved this book. It's hard to put my finger on why I enjoyed this even more than some of the others in the series, but I did. If you love this series, I think you will be really happy with this one. This one is much more memorable than some of the others which I can hardly remember. I won't forget this one!
    I recommend whole heartedly!

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    dee dee J los angeles, ca United States 06-17-12
    dee dee J los angeles, ca United States 06-17-12 Member Since 2010

    soulgood

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    "lucky #13"
    What did you love best about The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection?

    I always love the easy flow of this series. The people and story line are like old friends that you care for. The mystery is never so far off base that is unbelievable, but everyday troubles and solutions.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    i loved the scenes when Grace as usual is Miss Busy- Body- Know-It-All and states her unsolicited opinions


    Any additional comments?

    I love the story and really love the narrator Lisette Lescat.
    I would love to see the series back on HBO..LOVED JILL SCOTT IN THE PRECIOUS ROLE

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    Necia 01-16-17
    Necia 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Thank you for providing books of this nature!!!"

    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!!!

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    Brenda G. Lizardo 05-27-16
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    "Delightful!"

    Warm, funny with a moral compass built in! I have read all to date and am not disappointed.

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    Karen Indellicati 03-22-16
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    "Always A Winner"

    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.

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    Kjwl 02-29-16
    Kjwl 02-29-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Another great No. 1 Ladies Detective book"

    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.

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    Mfeather56 12-19-15
    Mfeather56 12-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "If you love Mma Ramotswe as I do"

    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.

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