The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Audiobook CD - 2003
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This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives. Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2003.
ISBN: 9781402545948
Characteristics: 7 compact discs (8 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
Botswana -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.
Women private investigators -- Botswana -- Fiction.
Ramotswe, Precious (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Imaginary organization) -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Lecat, Lisette


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Jan 10, 2016

DNF @ 10%

I'm at school right now and I don't have the patience to read slow-paced books anymore. Any other time I might've come to enjoy the book. But that time is not right now.

bbonier May 23, 2014

The story is interesting, but the prose and conversational style is very formal, which is emphasized by the way it is read, and I think this slows the narrative down somewhat.

librarylizzard Jan 24, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this little gem. After seeing the series requested again and again I had to see what all the fuss was about. I'm SO glad I did! Precious Ramotswe is now one of my favorite characters - fun, witty, and with great fashion sense. The larger mysteries she solves interspersed with smaller cases were captivating and kept my mind turning through 'til the end. If you are stuck in a reading rut GET THIS BOOK!

Oct 09, 2012

So depressing that I had to turn it off. I don't understand why this book was so popular!


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