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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alexander McCall Smith

Narrated By: Lisette Lecat

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: April 2003

Duration: 8 hours 12 minutes


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.


  • Sharon W

    Excellent in all regards! Recommended to listeners of audiobooks.

  • Daniel Reiner

    this is my first audiobook and I love it the narrator is doing a great job with all the different characters I love learning about Botswana and Africa how they think not on similar to the rest of the world but traditions and such heard this writer was good they linked him with To Kill a Mockingbird author and I do love his work hasn't found any other audio books or books in general the sides live comics that read their books in front of an audience any better than this this is enthralling this is my first enjoyable audiobook out of hundreds and hundreds that I have listened to only Isaac Newton was I'm more interested but the narrator and the writer weren't as good sorry James Glick that was the only other audio book I enjoyed besides the ones who put on a big show

  • Marie Goulet

    Excellent story. It was my first audiobook and I liked it. Narrator made both story and characters come alive.

  • Allison Brodeur

    Very good book and narrator. The main character felt like a friend by the end of the book. I enjoyed the story of the characters themselves as well as the smaller detective cases.

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