Tears of the Giraffe : The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

  • by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Narrated by Adjoa Andoh
  • Series: The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
  • 6 hrs and 3 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2004.
Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, 2004.
Following on from the brilliant The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Tears of the Giraffe charts the further adventures of Mma Ramotswe, Botswana's only female private detective. It's going to take all her intuition and eminent sensibility for Mma Ramotswe to crack her hardest case yet: the decade-old disappearance of an American on the edge of the Kalahari.

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What the Critics Say

"So elegant and understated is the author's style that the novel seems to transcend age." (Trevor Royle)
"I was enchanted by the character of Precious Ramotswe and the sly humour of Alexander McCall Smith's writing, his deft evocation of a culture." (Anthony Minghella)

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Customer Reviews

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Great African story

I loved this light-hearted story, read so well with fantastic real accents. These brought the story to life. It really made you feel you were in Africa, and it's obvious that the author knows the country and the people very well, an writes with great affection. I will be listening to the next book with a warm heart. You can learn so much about the people from these books despite them being fictional.
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- Lareine

well read

fantastic narrator! plan to buy the whole series and may even find further work by her
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- Christine Loves iPad

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2007
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK