Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith audiobook

Precious and Grace

By Alexander McCall Smith
Read by Lisette Lecat

Recorded Books, Inc.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series: Book 17

9.85 Hours 1
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The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The co-director of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, as he is newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts. So when a young Canadian woman approaches Mma Ramotswe with a complex case, it's up to her alone to solve it-with her signature intuition and insight, of course. The young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues. The difficult search-and the unexpected results-will remind them all that sometimes it's those we think we know best who most surprise us.

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Summary

The delightful seventeenth installment of the ever-popular, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective, is a little short on help. The co-director of the agency, Grace Makutsi, is busy with her own case, her client none other than their erstwhile assistant, Mr. Polopetsi, who has unwittingly involved himself in a pyramid scheme. The agency's other assistant, Charlie, may also need more help than he can offer, as he is newly embroiled in a romance with a glamorous woman about whom the others have their doubts. So when a young Canadian woman approaches Mma Ramotswe with a complex case, it's up to her alone to solve it-with her signature intuition and insight, of course. The young woman spent part of her childhood in Botswana and needs help finding a long-lost acquaintance. But much time has passed, and her memory yields few clues. The difficult search-and the unexpected results-will remind them all that sometimes it's those we think we know best who most surprise us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“McCall Smith would be hard-pressed to find a better narrator than he has in Lecat. Born in South Africa, she’s perfectly at home with the sights and locales of Botswana, and her measured pace matches the leisurely story perfectly.” Booklilst (audio review)
“It’s delicious to visit with old friends, and that’s certainly the case in Lisette Lecat’s lovely performance of Alexander McCall Smith’s newest No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency mystery. South African-born Lecat, who has long narrated the series, understands the characters and atmosphere perfectly; thus, the listener can trust that all sounds as it should in the company of Botswana’s Mma Ramotswe and her compatriots.” AudioFile
“In anxious times, we turn to comfort foods. But what about comfort books? Alexander McCall Smith serves up a perfect example in Precious and Grace. Heartwarming.” New York Times Book Review
"[Precious and Grace] is that rare find in a long-running series: a book that can appeal both to newcomers and to longtime fans. As always, a marvelous mix of humor, startling incidents, contemporary African setting, and memorable characters.” Booklist (starred review)
“As ever, Smith adroitly mixes gentle humor with important life lessons.” Publishers Weekly

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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, and more. He has also written stand-alone novels, books for children, and nonfiction works. In 2004 he was named the British Book Awards Author of the Year and Booksellers Association Author of the Year. 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
Runtime: 9.85
Audience: Adult
Language: English