17 October 2008

Review: THE MIRACLE AT SPEEDY MOTORS, Alexander McCall Smith

From the book of the same title published 2008
ISIS AUDIO BOOKS, 7 Compact Discs, 6hrs 40mins, Product code ICD080615, ISBN 978-0-7531-2792-6
An unabridged reading by Adjoa Andoh.

Precious Ramotswe, that traditionally built Botswanan lady, receives nasty threatening letters, and Mma Makutsi and her fiance buy a bed. The events narrated in these books are deceptively simple but they are full of human interest and little mysteries. An orphan asks the agency to find her family and Mma Ramotwe's husband, Mr J.L.B Matekoni, looks for a miracle for their crippled foster daughter Motheleli. The voice characterisation by Adjoa Andoh is excellent and makes listening a delight.

If you have never read one of these, then you will enjoy this if you like "cozies".

My rating: 4.5

But my advice would be NOT to start here, but at the beginning of the series.
Here is a list
No 1 Ladies Detective agency
1. The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (1998)
2. Tears Of The Giraffe (2000)
3. Morality for Beautiful Girls (2001)
4. The Kalahari Typing School for Men (2002)
5. The Full Cupboard of Life (2003)
6. In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (2004)
7. Blue Shoes and Happiness (2006)
8. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (2007)
9. The Miracle at Speedy Motors (2008)

and good news! Another title early next year!
10. Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (2009)

Early this year, Alexander McCall Smith had 3 titles in the top 10 Amazon UK Crime Fiction best sellers list, a mean feat for any writer. Check my other postings this year that feature McCall Smith titles.

1 comment:

Marg said...

I think I would like to try listening to one of the books in this series! And I love the title for the next book!


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