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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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    Judy Bee 10-08-12
    Judy Bee 10-08-12

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    "And now, the font of all detective wisdom"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Certainly not the narration. Lisette is what makes me come back over and over.


    If you’ve listened to books by Alexander McCall Smith before, how does this one compare?

    I have listened to them all. The surprises in the character development are in the first books, I miss them. But I love the characters and particularly their conversations.


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

    The entire color of the characters! Reading the Uncle Remus stories compared to my grandmother from Mississippi reading them to me is the same difference.


    Was The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection worth the listening time?

    Yes. The mysteries are the least important but always hold my attention.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to these books in order from the beginning to get the most out of the series.

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    CH Wakefield, RI, United States 09-24-12
    CH Wakefield, RI, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Love Alexander McCall Smith"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes


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

    N/A


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

    Beautifully and eloquently narrated


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

    No,just a pleasant read


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe Mme Ramotswe can run for some sort of political office

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    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 09-10-12
    lerone ST-CATHARINES, ontario, Canada 09-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great continuation of a grat series"
    Would you listen to The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection again? Why?

    The plot;the characters and flow draws the listener into simple and pleasant life in Botswana


    What other book might you compare The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection to and why?

    This book is a great continuation of the series-reminds me of all books written by the author


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

    yes; Her perfomance draws the listener in and also heps to identify with the characters


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

    no


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    Peggy 08-28-12
    Peggy 08-28-12
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    "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Delivers Again"
    What made the experience of listening to The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection the most enjoyable?

    Lisette Lecat's narration has made all of this series joyful. This one has such a fun surprise I don't want to write a spoiler review, but it was sheer genius to bring in the "guest character" so to speak.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It held all the same high standards as McCall Smith's other 12 books, with a very cool surprise that could really only be appreciated after listening to the entire series (in my opinion!)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The entrance of the special character and the way this plot line played out to the very end.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Botswanan Idol


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    Gayle Kesinger Dallas, TX USA 08-10-12
    Gayle Kesinger Dallas, TX USA 08-10-12 Member Since 2015

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    "The Best Yet!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I love the audio version because of the reader. She is one of the best.


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

    When Clovis Anderson appeared.


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

    I have listened to all the books in this series as an audiobook. She is right up there with Jim Dale of the Harry Potter series and David Colacci of the Donna Leon series about Guido Brunetti. She makes the characters come alive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Ma Ramotswe treats Clovis with such kindness. Just loved learning more about him since he had such a profound impact on her.


    Any additional comments?

    I laughed out loud during parts of this book and was moved to tears in other parts. I think this at the tope of the list for this series.

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    Ruth C. Sayre 07-30-12
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    "Lissete Lecat reading is candy to the ear."
    Where does The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A great way to listen and relax because AMS and Mma Ramostwe always find the kind and gentle solution to any problem.


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

    Lisette Lecat makes listening more pleasurable than reading these books.


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    Robert R Pesa 07-30-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Another Top-Notch Installment"
    What made the experience of listening to The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection the most enjoyable?

    Consistenly solid story, characters, and location. And one of the greatest narrators in audio. Impossible not to have fun with this series unless you're impatient, in which case you're missing all the fun. Reminds us all that the breakneck pace at which we all live does not necessarily mean a better life. Relax... and enjoy it.


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

    The sudden appearance of a certain well-known off-screen character.


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

    Mma Makutse. Many foibles but a great heart. You find yourself rooting for her despite her shortcomings.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Traditionally-built fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Hope Mr. Smith never quits this series.

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    Laura C Cox 07-10-12
    Laura C Cox 07-10-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Always enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection to be better than the print version?

    Love the smooth narration. Her accent is so pleasing to the ear.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    No. The story is always interesting. Never the edge of seat.


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    Maureen McDaniel 07-02-12
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    "Excellent as always"

    Another fine Precious Ramotswe book, with McCall Smith's characters getting better and more complex with each addition to the series. Loved it.

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    Elltten Oceanside, CA, United States 06-09-12
    Elltten Oceanside, CA, United States 06-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Best one yet!!!"

    I absolutely loved this book. I have listened to or read all of the previous in the series and this has to be my favorite (although I loved all of the others). It keeps you listening for all the various plots and the characters are delightful. This book is pure enjoyment. As always, the woman who does the narration has that wonderful voice, which is the icing on the cake.

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