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Precious and Grace

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 17
Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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The delightful 17th installment of the ever-popular, perennially best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

For years Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi - codirectors of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - have been helping people with the problems in their lives, but their partnership is tested by a curious case: a client who wants to rediscover the life she lost when she left Botswana 30 years ago.

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi soon find that the quest for the truth takes them in very different directions. Each is convinced she is on the right track - but what if they are both wrong?

Meanwhile Mma Ramotswe must extract Mr Polopetsi - part-time assistant detective - from a potential disaster with wide-reaching consequences; deal with a stray dog that Fanwell, the gentle mechanic, has brought into their lives; and cope with the agency's archenemy, Violet Sephotho.

Steeped in the heat of summer in Botswana and packed with intrigue, this heartfelt tale of friendship under pressure reveals how coming to terms with the past may be the only way to face the future.

©2016 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these books." ( New York Times Book Review)
"Enchanting.... An inspiration to us all.... The sweet, chuckling voice of Precious Ramotswe falls gentle on the ear." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Delightful story

Loved it. delightful narration. I felt like I was in Botswana with those wonderful ladies.

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Excellent narrator and uplifting story

McCall Smith at his best and the narrator is excellent. A most enjoyable audio experience.

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AMS never disappoints

McCall Smith's insight into human nature through the character of Precious Ramotswe becomes more extraordinary with every book