Book Reviews of The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 8) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 8) (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive - No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 8 - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Alexander McCall Smith, Lisette Lecat (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9781428125483
ISBN-10: 1428125485
Publication Date: 4/2007
Pages: 7
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Recorded Books
Book Type: Audio CD
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reviewed The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Bk 8) (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 404 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
If you haven't read the rest of the series, don't start here. Get on the waiting list for the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency and start there. Do it now!

If you have read the others, well, you don't need anyone to tell you that you will love the book. Mma Ramotswe, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Makustsi, Charlie the apprentice, and others are again up to their old ways, to the delight of readers around the world.

When this one came in, we pulled it from the mailbox at about 6 p.m. My wife finished it before we went to sleep that night. It's taking me a bit longer... but not much.
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Helpful Score: 5
My husband and I both read this latest installment and we really enjoyed this one. It has more than one subplot, and held our attention. As always, the writing is wonderful. This series is like comfort food â always satisfying even if it doesn't have the most substance. No profanity, no real violenceâjust great entertainment. If you've never read this series, start with the first one, and just know that each one gets better and better!
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Helpful Score: 4
This is 8th in the series of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. I did not like it as well as its predecessors...maybe because there was less of Mma Ramotswe and more of Mma Makutsi and Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni.I doubt that this will deter a single reader because everyone wants to continue the series! I know I did.
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Helpful Score: 2
My husband and I both read this latest installment and we really enjoyed this one. It has more than one subplot, and held our attention. As always, the writing is wonderful. This series is like comfort food â always satisfying even if it doesn't have the most substance. No profanity, no real violenceâjust great entertainment. If you've never read this series, start with the first one, and just know that each one gets better and better!
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoy these books because the characters are always so constant. I love how Mma Makutsi talks to her shoes and is a little fiesty at times. I love how Mr. JLB Matekoni is quiet and unassuming and kind. I love Mma Ramotswe's philosphy on life and the way people should be treated. This book of the series had some good conflict which was solved to the betterment of all involved.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't enjoy this eighth book in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series as much as I had the previous books. I was ready to quit in the middle of the book, but I'm glad I saw it through to the end, because the story threads were tidied up nicely and I was satisfied by the final page.

Maybe I didn't like it as much as other books in the series because everything seemed to be changing in the beginning. Mma Makutsi quit the agency and just seemed to be more mean-spirited than ever, and Mr JLB Mate-koni started taking up detective work. The universe tilted!
By the end the threads were all nicely sewn up, and all was right with the world again. I won't go into more detail than that because I don't want to spoil the book for anyone. In the final analysis, it was a nice collection of homey stories that gave me another taste of what average life in Botswana would be like.

I've listened to this whole series on Audio CD, and find the narration to add quite a bit to the character of the stories. I'd really recommend listening to these books on rather than reading them to get a better flavor for the accurate pronunciation of the names, etc.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was, in my opinion, the best of the series so far! Several subplots, and all of them interesting. My husband and I listened to the audiobook, and laughed frequently. Such subtle humor! All of the favorites are back. Great read! As always, the writing is wonderful. This series is like comfort food â always satisfying even if it doesn't have the most substance. No profanity, no real violenceâjust great entertainment. If you've never read this series, start with the first one, and just know that each one gets better and better!
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this whole series and this one is just as good as the rest. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni decides that he would like to handle a case for Mma Ramotswe. Mma Ramotswe has reservations about this but decides to let him go ahead. Also, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi have a falling out and Mma Makutsi decides to leave the agency. Reading a book from this series is like having a chat with an old friend.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent as usual an engaging book. I love how these books take you to a simpler life
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Helpful Score: 1
Once you get into this series you fall in love with the characters and can't get enough of them. There is more character development than drama in this book, but it is entertaining and endearing. this one was particularly enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 1
Totally charming and filled with warm humor. When an intriguing mystery is added to the mix, you have a delightful story. Alexander McCall Smith never fails to entertain with his #1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels.
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Precious Ramotswe does it again.
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Life goes on in Botswana. Mma Ramotswe is asked by a distant cousin to look into 3 mysterious deaths at the hospital in her home town, and Rra JLB Matekoni wants to handle the investigation into a suspected philandering husband on his own. But The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors garage are going through a period of upheaval - Mma Makutsi has decided to resign, and so has the apprentice Charlie, who wants to start his own taxi service. Mma Ramotswe handles it all with her usual grace and deft touch, and the author's love for Botswana shines through his lyrical prose as always.
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I've really become hooked on these books. Whether dealing with serious issues or lighthearted ones, the characters never fail to shine, and their warmth and humanity are irresistible.
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Well written and entertaining, get the whole series, starting with the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency. A heartwarming tale of Mama Ramotswe in Botswana.
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Another in this wonderful series. Mysteries solved in the traditional way of Precious. Characters going in interesting directions and then returning to the same style of life. Completely cozy, comfortable reads, every one of these books.
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This series of books about the #1 Ladies Detective Agency is a delight and a rare into a "pleasing" journey into Africa. Having met McCall Smith in person, I would agree that he is a delight and "pleasing" person, also.
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My husband and I both read this latest installment and we really enjoyed this one. It has more than one subplot, and held our attention. As always, the writing is wonderful. This series is like comfort food â always satisfying even if it doesn't have the most substance. No profanity, no real violenceâjust great entertainment. If you've never read this series, start with the first one, and just know that each one gets better and better!
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My husband and I both read this latest installment and we really enjoyed this one. It has more than one subplot, and held our attention. As always, the writing is wonderful. This series is like comfort food â always satisfying even if it doesn't have the most substance. No profanity, no real violenceâjust great entertainment. If you've never read this series, start with the first one, and just know that each one gets better and better!
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Always a fun read! This author entertains and manages to teach lessons on human behavior without being preachy. This series is humorous and sensible at the same time.
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It's been a while since I read these (Kalahari Typing School was the last), and I would say that the characters are becoming more, as she would say, complicated.
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fun. light, cultural, feminist
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Long live Mma Ramotswe! Book 8 is as charming the previous 7...maybe more since we are becoming so well aquainted with her. This one lets us have a little glimpse into Mr.Matekoni's personality. Fun sweet book
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Another lovely book in this series.