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- Listening Length: 8 hours and 17 minutes
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- Publisher: Recorded Books
- Audible.com Release Date: April 20, 2010
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B003IF37TU
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The Double Comfort Safari Club: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Audiobook – Unabridged
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series he writes. I love the simplicity of the lives in Botswana and the respect they show one another.
Mr. Smith taught at the University in Botswana so he knows the country he is writing about and it's people.
He writes such nice stories about Mma Ramatswe and the people she lives and works with. I look
forward to each new book.
There are lots of heartwarming moments in this book, subtle but even more powerful because of Smith's deft writing. He is a keen observer of the human condition and knows how to write with authenticity. There are few false notes here with perhaps the exception of Mma Makutsi's talking shoes which I never quite understood. But this odd convention doesn't mar the overall quality of the books (although writing about it I realize that talking shoes are pretty odd, which is a tribute to Smith's ability to make nearly anything believable).
If you enjoyed Smith's previous books you are nearly guaranteed to enjoy this one. Another series of Smith's that is quite different but equally enjoyable is 44 Scotland Street.
This novel is #11 in the series and again, it didn't disappoint. These novels never disappoint. For awhile I was transported to Africa and just relaxing and enjoying the wit and wisdom of Mma. Ramotswe and her cast of characters in Botswana.
Alexander McCall Smith not only writes with ease, he teaches the reader about the country and customs. His fictional characters are true to life in this environment and I love them all!
Highly recommended for all ages - I do suggest beginning with the first novel in the series, but not to worry, read this one and you'll be hooked.
Mma Ramotswe, head of the agency, and Mma Makutsi, assistant detective, have received a letter asking them to find a guide in a safari camp named after an animal. The guide has been left $3000 dollars by a Mrs. Grant who had been treated very kindly by him. Unfortunately, she could not remember the guide's name either! The executor of the will enclosed a picture of Mrs Grant and said that the Embassy had recommended Mma Ramotswe's agency.
A priest, Mr. Mateleke, asks Mma Ramotswe to find out if his wife is being unfaithful. She is surprised, as Mma Mateleke had asked her to find out if the priest is being unfaithful!
Earlier, J.L.B. Matekoni, husband of Mma Ramotswe and owner of the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, was called out by Mma Mateleke to rescue her as her car had stopped dead. When he arrived, he is surprised to discover another driver, who had been speeding, had stopped to help her. When Mr Matekoni showed up, the driver saw that Mma Mateleke had help, turned his car around and went back the way he had come! Mr Matekoni was puzzled, as the driver had seemed to be in such a hurry to get down the road!
Mma Makutsi's fiance, Phuti Radiphuti, has had his leg crushed and he is in the hospital. His foot must be amputated. His aunt is trying to keep Mma Makutse from seeing him, telling her that she surely won't want to marry a man with only one leg. The aunt is very jealous of Mma Makutsi.
Mma Makutsi sits with him every day and he is happy to see her. She finds that he has been discharged into the aunt's care, and the aunt refuses to let her come into the house to see him!
Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi must solve all these problems.
I recommend this book very highly.