The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith audiobook

The Colors of All the Cattle

By Alexander McCall Smith
Read by Lisette Lecat

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781524747800

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series: Book 19

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781980007135

  • ISBN: 9781665015394

Runtime: 9.60 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

An iBooks bestseller

A November 2018 LibraryReads Pick

Precious Ramotswe dips her toe into the world of politics in the newest addition to the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. When Mma Potokwane suggests to Mma Ramotswe that she run for a seat on the City Council, Mma Ramotswe is at first unsure. But when she learns about the proposed construction of the flashy Big Fun Hotel next to a graveyard, she allows herself to be persuaded. Her opponent is none other than Violet Sephotho, who is in the pocket of the hotel developers. Although Violet is intent on using every trick in the book to secure her election, Mma Ramotswe refuses to promise anything beyond what she can deliver-hence her slogan: "I can't promise anything-but I shall do my best." To everyone's surprise, she wins. As it turns out, politics does not agree with Mma Ramotswe. Though everyone is supportive, she eventually resigns. She thinks there will be a new election, but she discovers that the rules state that in such an event, the runner-up automatically takes the seat. Violet is triumphant, and sure that she will get the Big Fun Hotel planning application through without a hitch. But Mma Makutsi and Mma Potokwane are not about to make it easy for her. Through it all, Mma Ramotswe uses her good humor and generosity of spirit to help the community navigate divisive issues, and proves that honesty and compassion will always carry the day.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Smith’s excellent nineteenth No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel…continues to bring joy to his readers through his insights into the human heart.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“High comedy abounds in McCall Smith’s depiction of the two very different candidates and campaigns…And McCall Smith slides in intriguing glimpses of a troubled Botswana.” Booklist
“Readers familiar with this venerable series will know that the race will be run in McCall Smith’s own patented tempo. But it bears all the quiet weight they’d expect before reaching a particularly appropriate ending.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, and more. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. In 2004 he was named the British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English