The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith audiobook

The House of Unexpected Sisters

By Alexander McCall Smith
Read by Lisette Lecat

Recorded Books, Inc.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series: Book 18

Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $29.99

    ISBN: 9781501979774

Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family-both the one you're born with and the one you choose.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family-both the one you're born with and the one you choose.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“What seems an open-and-shut case gets more and more complex, with Precious and Grace arriving at different conclusions. The hub of the novel, though, concerns the personal difficulties that Precious faces…Longtime fans of the series will feel as if they’ve come home again.” Booklist (starred review)
“In Smith’s pleasing, leisurely paced eighteenth No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel…Smith delivers some important lessons about human frailty and the value of charity.” Publishers Weekly
“A deceptively slow opening movement ushers in one of the most complicated dockets ever for the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency….[including] a discovery that will lead to still further developments, some of them wonderful, some shattering…Though the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency increasingly feels more like a therapy group than a commercial enterprise, there’s no denying the slow-burning power of its revelations in this eighteenth installment.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Author Bio: Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English