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Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency)

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This newest entry in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series continues the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective. Her personal life, busy agency, and unusual cases are always fascinating--and highly entertaining. Unabridged. 8 CDs.

Review:

"It was a shrewd idea to get the veteran actress and audiobook prize winner Lecat to perform this version of Smith's latest mystery starring the unforgettable Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe. Lecat is a native South African who grew up hearing the authentic accents of women just like Ramotswe, and she gives the character the perfect notes of a real person rather than slipping into caricature. Indeed, Lecat has as good an ear for the ethnic turf covered as the author does. She is also adept at making other female characters, such as assistant detective Grace Makutsi, different but immediately believable. It's Grace who has the title's passion for fancy footwear — in spite of her being a secret feminist afraid of letting her boyfriend know about her politics. Smith does mix in small measures of danger and mystery, but the overall feeling is one of a pleasant dream, of gentle wonder that such people can exist in a conflicted world. And Lecat is the perfect choice to read the story. Simultaneous release with the Pantheon hardcover (reviewed online). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Blue Shoes and Happiness continues the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective. Her personal life, busy agency, and unusual cases are always fascinating--"and highly entertaining.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781419375361
Read:
Lecat, Lisette
Publisher:
Recorded Books
Read by:
Lecat, Lisette
Read:
Lecat, Lisette
Author:
McCall-Smith, Alexander
Author:
Smith, Alexander McCall
Author:
McCall Smith, Alexander
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Botswana
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Women private investigators
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Series:
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Series Volume:
07
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Pages:
8
Dimensions:
5.68x5.88x1.05 in. .50 lbs.
Media Run Time:
495

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Product details 8 pages Recorded Books - English 9781419375361 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "It was a shrewd idea to get the veteran actress and audiobook prize winner Lecat to perform this version of Smith's latest mystery starring the unforgettable Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe. Lecat is a native South African who grew up hearing the authentic accents of women just like Ramotswe, and she gives the character the perfect notes of a real person rather than slipping into caricature. Indeed, Lecat has as good an ear for the ethnic turf covered as the author does. She is also adept at making other female characters, such as assistant detective Grace Makutsi, different but immediately believable. It's Grace who has the title's passion for fancy footwear — in spite of her being a secret feminist afraid of letting her boyfriend know about her politics. Smith does mix in small measures of danger and mystery, but the overall feeling is one of a pleasant dream, of gentle wonder that such people can exist in a conflicted world. And Lecat is the perfect choice to read the story. Simultaneous release with the Pantheon hardcover (reviewed online). (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Blue Shoes and Happiness continues the adventures of Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective. Her personal life, busy agency, and unusual cases are always fascinating--"and highly entertaining.
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