The Miracle at Speedy Motors : The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by Lisette Lecat
  • Series: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
  • 8 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best--helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni--Mma Ramotswe's estimable husband--has fallen under the sway of a doctor who has promised a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to believe. But Precious Ramotswe deals with these difficulties with her usual grace and good humor, and in the end discovers that the biggest miracles in life are often the small ones.

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What the Critics Say

"Alexander McCall Smith's big-hearted Botswanan stories [allow] his readers to escape into a world of simple, picturesque pleasures and upstanding virtues." (The New York Times Book Review)
"The best, most charming, honest, hilarious, and life-affirming books to appear in years." (The Plain Dealer)

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Not one word too long

Once again Alexander McCall Smith chronicles the happenings at the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and at Speedy Motors with his usual wit and wisdom, and not one extra word. McCall Smith has the singular gift of writing with awareness, consciousness, acceptance and insight into the human condition without even the merest suggestion of psychobabble. I like the psychobabble books too, no question about that, but this author seems to accomplish the same result with his fictional crew and their life stories.

And many bows to the narrator, who continues to bring this now familiar Botswanan cast of characters to life!

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- Pamela Harvey "glam"

Totally Addictive

I have found all the titles in the No.1 Ladies detective agency series fabulous. Miracle at speedy motors did not disappoint. They are light mysteries with superb character development and breath-takingly discriptive settings. No sooner am I finished with the newest title and I find myself longing for the next.
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- Joanne "Tell us about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-15-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books