The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

eAudio - unabridged
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Product Number: Z3336
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449884727
Narrator/s: Lisette Lecat
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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.


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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Product Number: BX00007846
Product Number:Z3336
Product Number:C2050

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Narrator(s): Lisette Lecat
Product Number C2050
Released: Apr 29, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402545948
Product Number EB00149163
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: #9781400077656

Professional reviews

"Mma "Precious" Ramotswe is a clever, resourceful, and beautifully fat woman who, shortly after the death of her father, decides to open a detective agency. 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 and the slow erosion of a way of life. Lecat captures the atmosphere and irony of Smith's book down to the bush tea. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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