The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency : The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
  • Series: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
  • 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Wayward daughters. Missing husbands. Philandering partners. Curious con men. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Mma Ramotswe, Botswana's only female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple's, but she's got warmth, wit, and canny intuition on her side - not to mention Mr J.L.B. Maketoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.


What the Critics Say

"A rare pleasure." (Daily Telegraph)
"One of the most entrancing literary treats of many a year." (Wall Street Journal)
"A strong, independent, and endearing model for contemporary women anywhere...A crowded fictional genre will have to make room for Precious Ramotswe. In the best sense possible, she's a heavyweight." (Boston Globe)


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Good story, but...

Okay, so I love Precious and her little detective agency. I never thought I would. THe reason why I've given this such a low score is because it is abrigded. By doing this, they totally wreck the book. The good thing about the story is all of Mma Ramotswe's own thoughts and the way she herself tells the story. By just summing it up for the reader, well, let's put it this way: I will never buy an abrigded version again. I don't even know why they would do that to good books....
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- Hilde-Gunn


this was a good book, but I struggled to get to the end
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- Wendy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2007
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK