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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©2000 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks
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"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Lareine on 09-10-15

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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By Christine Loves iPad on 20-01-15

well read

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

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ana on 21-03-12

Sensible and captivating

The plot is very sensitive and catches the listener’s attention from the beginning through the end. We get involved with the characters and the more we learn about them, the more we want to listen.

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