In the Company of Cheerful Ladies : The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by Lisette Lecat
  • Series: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
  • 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Readers everywhere have become entranced by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from acclaimed author and award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Each charming book in the series is a masterpiece of comic subtlety and a window for viewing the distinctive culture and landscape of Botswana.Handling a busy caseload at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and contending with an intruder in her home, Mma Ramotswe has plenty on her mind. So when her unfortunate past returns to haunt her, she is happy her husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is distracted as well. It seems one of his apprentices at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors has raced off with an older, wealthy woman.
Life on the edge of the Kalahari is as humorously chaotic as ever for Mma Ramotswe and her loved ones. And there's plenty of bush tea to go around.


What the Critics Say

"[A] consistently delightful series....Amid the hilarious scenarios and quiet revelations are luminous descriptions of Botswana, land of wide-open spaces and endless blue skies." (Publishers Weekly)
"[McCall Smith] delivers another winner, brimming with poetic descriptions of Botswana, pitch-perfect assessments of human foibles, and sensible resolutions reached over steaming cups of bush tea. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and quietly profound, these life-affirming mysteries are fine company, indeed." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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Great Listen

I read the first book in this series and didn't care much for it. Then I decided to listen to the next. I really enjoyed the narrator and kept on until I have heard every book in the series. They just keep getting better. As far as I'm concerned, the narrator makes all the difference in my enjoyment of these books. She does a superb job--her accent adds so much to the books! This one is a must for all of Mma Ramotswe fans!
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- Nancy

Book better than the reader

If you liked the other books in this series, you'll find this one equally charming. The narrator does her best in terms of pronunciation and characterization, but she pauses at least two beats between sentences. If someone who reads too slowly bores you, you will grind your teeth while listening to this.
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- common reader

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2005
  • Publisher: Recorded Books