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    • 44 Scotland Street

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 1
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian.

    Regular price: $26.53

    • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 1
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J.L.B. Maketoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Feels like a book for children

    • By Sam on 15-10-2016

    Regular price: $38.52

    • Espresso Tales

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    In Espresso Tales, Alexander McCall Smith returns home to Edinburgh and the glorious cast of his own tales of the city, the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpetually deluded ex-surveyor, is about to embark on a new career as a wine merchant, while his long-suffering flatmate Pat MacGregor, set up by matchmaking Domenica Macdonald, finds herself invited to a nudist picnic in Moray Place in the pursuit of true love.

    Regular price: $26.53

    • Blood Red

    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Primavera is enjoying the quiet life in an idyllic village on the Catalan coast of Spain. The attractive single mother and eight-year-old Tom, son of the late and still lamented Oz Blackstone, are popular figures in the tiny community. But her close friendship with the parish priest has eyebrows rising and tongues wagging. Then a dispute explodes with a powerful councillor who refuses to allow the village wine fair to go ahead. When his body is found, head caved in, some ominous questions are asked.

    Regular price: $22.01

    • Love over Scotland

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 3
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    With his characteristic warmth, inventiveness and brilliant wit, Alexander McCall Smith gives us more of the gloriously entertaining comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street, the Edinburgh townhouse. Six-year-old prodigy Bertie perseveres in his heroic struggle for truth and balanced good sense against his insufferable mother and her crony, the psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn, going as far as to make a short-lived bid for freedom on a trip to Paris with the Edinburgh youth orchestra.

    Regular price: $26.53

    • The Sunday Philosophy Club

    • An Isabel Dalhousie Story, Book 1
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics and hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert didn't fall. He was pushed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very dull.

    • By Vanessa Young on 25-07-2016

    Regular price: $38.52

    • The Kalahari Typing School for Men

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 4
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Precious Ramotswe is continuing to run her detective agency from the garage of her fiancé, Mr J. L. B. Matakoni. Plans for their wedding need to be made - but when, if ever, will they wed? Intriguing cases present themselves and Mma Ramotswe juggles new clients with her usual formidable talent. However, when her first-class assistant Mma Makutsi decides to expand the agency by opening a much-needed typing school for men, things become complicated.

    Regular price: $36.49

    • The Careful Use of Compliments

    • The Sunday Philosophy Club, Vol. 4
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    For philosophically minded Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, getting through life with a clear conscience requires careful thought. And with the arrival of baby Charlie, not to mention a passionate relationship with his father Jamie, 14 years her junior, Isabel enters deeper and rougher waters.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Tears of the Giraffe

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 2
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Meet the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. Mma Ramotswe is facing a new challenge: resolving a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Mma's own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of her secretary to the dizzy heights of assistant detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family.

    Regular price: $36.49

    • Morality for Beautiful Girls

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 3
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mma Ramotswe, daughter of the late Obed Ramotswe, is now the announced fiancée of Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. It is a fine match; she is the founder and owner of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and he is the proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. But Precious Ramotswe is not as happy as she should be under the circumstances. The Detective Agency is struggling with its finances and Mr J. L. B. Matekoni is unusually low and neglecting his garage.

    Regular price: $36.49

    • The Right Attitude to Rain

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Isabel's niece Cat is still worshipped by the young musician, Jamie, but Cat has a new and unsuitable love-interest. Meanwhile Isabel's Texan cousins have arrived in Edinburgh and are provoking a quite separate set of dilemmas. In between these events and complications, Edinburgh life continues, calmly sailed through by Isabel, her housekeeper, Grace, and, of course, that cautious resident of Isabel's garden, brother Fox. His alone is the uncomplicated existence.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Two's Company

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Two's company, but three's a calamity.... Two's Company is a funny, romantic novel from best-selling Jill Mansell, author of The One You Really Want and Three Amazing Things About You. Jack and Cass Mandeville are a dream couple, ridiculously happy together and successful to boot - Jack as a journalist and Cass with her own hugely popular radio show.

    Regular price: $31.21

    • The Charming Quirks of Others

    • An Isabel Dalhousie novel
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man, is approached by a friend at a local boarding school that is planning to appoint a new headmaster; an anonymous letter has arrived suggesting that one of the shortlisted candidates has a compromising past. But which one is it? Isabel is once again drawn into an investigation, and finds herself exploring dilemmas of human weakness and forgiveness.

    Regular price: $16.77

    • Dangerous Pursuits

    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When out walking on Arthur's Seat, high above the city of Edinburgh, Rose McQuinn discovers the body of a woman in the ruins of St Anthony's Chapel. But she is astonished that on returning to the scene, there is no evidence of either the victim or the local constable who had taken down Rose's story. Even Rose's would-be lover, Detective Sergeant Jack Macmerry, is doubtful. Edinburgh City Police have no record of a dead woman or of PC Smith.

    Regular price: $35.07

    • Quest for a Killer

    • By: Alanna Knight
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When the circus arrives in Edinburgh, Rose McQuinn is delighted. However, the festivities are overshadowed by the murder of a clerk during a bank robbery and the suicides of two young women. Are these deaths straightforward or could they all be linked to one killer? Rose’s ex-fiancé, Inspector Jack Macmerry, believes that Rose can help with his inquiries and she finds suspicious links with the circus and the behaviour of a sinister scar-faced clown.

    Regular price: $20.96

    • Wild Strawberries

    • By: Angela Thirkell
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Pretty, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a guest of her aunt Agnes at the magnificent wooded estate of Rushwater, falls head over heels for handsome playboy David Leslie. Meanwhile Agnes and her mother, the eccentric matriarch Lady Emily, have hopes of a different, more suitable match for Mary. At the lavish Rushwater dance party, her future happiness hangs in the balance....

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Girl Who Married a Lion

    • And Other Tales from Africa
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 3 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    From animal fables to mysterious forces residing in the landscape, this collection demonstrates the wealth and variety of African folk tales, and the particular magic of Africa's spiritual roots: a sense of unity with the environment. Simple, surprising, cruel and humorous, these beautifully rendered tales show McCall Smith's renowned story-telling skills and his love of Africa, remaining as fresh and vital as in the original idiom.

    Regular price: $34.14

    • The Full Cupboard of Life

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 5
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Mma Ramotswe is still engaged to Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni and wonders when a day for the wedding will be named. But she is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiancé, for indeed he has other things on his mind - notably a frightening request from the pushy matron of the Orphan Farm. Mma Ramotswe herself has weighty matters to address. She has been approached by a wealthy lady and asked to check up on several suitors. Are these men just interested in her money?

    Regular price: $36.49

    • In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 6
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Precious Ramotswe, that cheerful Botswanan private investigator of "traditional build", is well-known to millions across the world through the best-selling No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. She is finally married to Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, and the Agency is very busy, but she cannot ignore a plea which is made to her by a woman with a tale of particular misfortune.

    Regular price: $38.16

    • Blue Shoes and Happiness

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 7
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Blue Shoes and Happiness brings more adventures for Precious Ramotswe and her fine assistant Mma Makutsi. They encounter a cobra in the office, complaints of faulty blood-pressure readings at the medical clinic, a superstitious group of farm workers, and it looks like Aunty Emang, advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems.

    Regular price: $38.16

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