The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith audiobook

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

By Alexander McCall Smith
Read by Lisette Lecat

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

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

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665012850

Runtime: 8.17 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

This remarkably fresh and charming best-seller took the world by storm upon its publication. It has since earned two Booker Judges' Special Recommendations and was voted one of the "International Books of the Year and the Millennium" by the Times Literary Supplement. 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. At first, cases are hard to come by. But eventually, troubled people come to Precious with a variety of concerns. Potentially philandering husbands, seemingly schizophrenic doctors, and a missing boy who may have been killed by witch doctors all compel Precious to roam about in her tiny van, searching for clues. Chosen as a Top Ten Mystery by the Organization of Independent Booksellers, U.S.A., The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is that rare novel that imparts a sage wisdom while inspiring hearty laughter and lasting smiles.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Miss Marple of Botswana.” New York Times Book Review
“Smart and sassy…Precious’ progress is charted in passages that have the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once.” Los Angeles Times
“The author’s prose has the merits of simplicity, euphony, and precision. His descriptions leave one as if standing in the Botswana landscape. This is art that conceals art. I haven’t read anything with such alloyed pleasure for a long time.” Sunday Telegraph (London)
“Artful, pleasing…Mma Ramotswe’s love of Africa, her wisdom and humor, shine through these pages as she shines her own light on the problems that vex her clients. Images of this large woman driving her tiny white van or sharing a cup of bush tea with a friend or client while working a case linger pleasantly. General audiences will welcome this little gem of a book just as much if not more than mystery readers.” Publishers Weekly
“South African native Lisette Lecat guides listeners with her precise diction and authentic use of dialect and accents, introducing listeners to Mma Ramotswe, her early life, and her decision to become a detective, providing accounts of her first several cases. The storytelling and setting are both quaint and exotic, portraying the oddities of village life in Botswana…Lecat captures the atmosphere and irony of Smith’s book down to the bush tea. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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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 : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English