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The Miracle at Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 9
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Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights. And, at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept. Nonetheless, Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good-natured way, while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea.
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Street Date:
03/21/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781456103620
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Alexander McCall Smith. (2008). The Miracle at Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 9. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Alexander McCall Smith. 2008. The Miracle At Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 9. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Alexander McCall Smith, The Miracle At Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 9. Recorded Books, Inc, 2008.

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Alexander McCall Smith. The Miracle At Speedy Motors: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 9. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2008.

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        Precious Ramotswe, “Botswana's foremost solver of problems,” is used to handling mostly straightforward domestic cases, which makes a series of anonymous letters threatening her and her prickly assistant, Grace Makutsi, all the more disturbing in Smith's triumphant ninth No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel (after The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
        ). The search for whoever penned the letters coincides with a new commission: Manka Sebina, whose birth parents gave her up as a child, hires the agency to track down any living relatives. Both problems afford Mma Ramotswe ample opportunity to display her winning blend of insight into others' motivations and an endearingly naïve belief in the best in human nature. Significant, if incremental, developments in the lives of the community Smith has lovingly created over the course of the series will intrigue old fans. Immediately accessible to newcomers, this entry will prompt them to seek out the earlier books.

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        Lisette Lecat is the ideal reader for Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. A native of South Africa (which borders Botswana and shares Setswana language roots), Lecat's perfect accents and delightful characterizations are charming and entirely believable. Smith's detective plots are always secondary to the common sense and often witty psychological and philosophical discussions and internal musings that constitute the better part of the book, but Lecat manages to keep listeners engaged and focused throughout, and to feel comfortable in the Botswanan landscape. Teaching law at Botswana University, Smith obviously developed great admiration and love for the nation and its people, and it is this that makes his detective ladies so popular. Lecat's reading will delight both veteran and new fans of the series. Simultaneous release with the Pantheon hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 25).

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      • content: Audiobooks provide listeners with wonderful stories and narrators who captivate. Rarely has there been a combination as well suited as Lisette Lecat and Alexander McCall Smith's charming #1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Lecat was born in South Africa and is gifted with a gorgeous speaking voice. She understands both the dialects and the sensibilities of McCall Smith's many colorful characters. In this episode, aside from Mma Precious Ramotswe's usual investigations, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, Ramotswe's husband and the proprietor of Tlokweng Road's Speedy Motors, seems taken in by a doctor whom Precious believes is a charlatan. With some of fiction's most agreeable characters, a consistently amusing story line, and Lecat's splendid performance, this is one fans won't want to miss. S.J.H. ÑÑÑ (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine
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        This ninth "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" novel is one of the strongest entries in a consistently strong series. Like its predecessors, it is a gentle, warmhearted mix of loosely interwoven narrative threads that reaffirm Botswana detective Precious Ramotswe's philosophy of serving others. The book also offers enough intrigue, mystery, and uncertainty to keep listeners guessingparticularly about what the title's "miracle" will be. The answer is at once surprising and wholly believable. As always, South African reader Lisette Lecat brings a perfect accent and intonation to her narration, making Smith's books a treat to hear. With a new BBC miniseries adapted from the novels coming to HBO, American interest in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency should soon be greater than ever. Strongly recommended for general collections.Kent Rasmussen, Thousand Oaks, CA

        Copyright 2008 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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