Book Reviews of The Miracle at Speedy Motors (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 9)

The Miracle at Speedy Motors (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 9)
The Miracle at Speedy Motors - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 9
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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ISBN-13: 9780375424489
ISBN-10: 0375424482
Publication Date: 4/15/2008
Pages: 214
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 99 ratings
Publisher: Pantheon
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
I had forgotten how much I enjoy these books. Mma Ramotswe can solve must problems with a cup of red bush tea and thoughtful compassion. I didn't care for the Sunday Philosophy Club books by the same author, but love this series. The Miracle at Speedy Motors is a refreshing change of pace compared to most best sellers.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the members was not so impressed with this book, but I found it to be as delightful as the rest that I have read. Such a wonderful story. We get to know more about Mr. Maketoni and his sweetness, and their daughter. Mma R. is as sweet as ever and so understanding. It almost makes you want to move to Botswana. The HBO series brings the place to life, which I thought was great, because I couldn't properly imagine Botswana, so I also recommend seeing the series to help you picture where it is. Bottom line: I loved this one, too!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another wonderful installment in the #1 Ladies Detective Agency.I really enjoy taking a break from the hectic pace of my life and visiting with Precious and Grace.
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Helpful Score: 1
Similar to the other sequels in the "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series," this book is enjoyable, but does not live up to the original. At this point, the timeline of the series is really dragging, as though the author can't imagine what any of his characters will be doing past next week. He also hints at and tiptoes around the AIDS crisis, repeatedly, without actually mentioning it. I suppose that it is an everyday part of the characters' lives and not worth making a special plotline for, but it would be nice to see a call to action come from the series.
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Another warm-hearted entry in this series. Like all of these books, this one looks at the human condition, with its ups and downs, joys and troubles, and lets us see what positive aspects there are even in disappointments and mistakes. And the scenes in the supermarket were laugh out loud funny.
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Loved it! I've enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book series.
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is great reading. It is wonderful to find a series that doesn't involve violence! And the series holds up. I found book 9 as entertaining as the first books in the series. My only regret is that I didn't read them in order.
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The author has left us wanting for more, as usual. I am never completely satisified at the end, because I don't want it to end. Those of us who love these stories never need a review, we know the next will be as good as the former.
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Reading this series of books is like taking a vacation. These are characters we've come to know as friends, living a meaningful life in a country they love. A pleasure.
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This installment of the series had a lot of great insight. Smith always makes me laugh because of his commentary through the characters about men and women and their differences. The characters are always so constant as well. I feel that I know what Mma Ramotswe or Mma Makutsi will say about a certain situation. I enjoyed how Mma Ramotswe communed with nature to get some of her answers in this book and that she is always able to take the higher ground when dealing with spiteful people. These books are great.
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Kind of like reading Moby Dick, except without the whale references.
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This series is such a pure joy to read. Mma Ramotswe's philosophy of life gives us something serious to think about in the context of so many smiles at the funny little story lines and dialogue.
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This is a wonderful addition to this series, a very delightful story. The miracles told are good and the basis for the entire story is wonderful. Look forward to any to follow. Alexander McCall Smith really has a great feeling for Botswana and for the way her people think and feel. He makes it very personal and real.
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This is a very unusual book about 2 women detectives in Botswana, Africa. You learn about the book, the terrain the history of the country also the humorous way the women solve the clients problems. It is out the box of usual other books.It is a series so you can follow the characters and their strange solutions to cases in each book.
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I've loved this series since the very 1st and this one is no exception. What if we all practiced the same courtesy & Integrity of the characters in this series? Wouldn't the world be a wonderful place to live?
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The rains have finally come to Botswana. Mma Ramotswe's latest case is to find the family of a woman who has just discovered she was adopted. Mma Makutsi has a beautiful new bed from her fiance, but disaster has struck with the arrival of the rains. Rra JLB Matekoni has met a doctor who has promised him a miracle cure for their paraplegic daughter, which Mma Ramotswe is loathe to believe. And the detectives are receiving mysterious threatening letters. One by one, the little and not so little problems are solved, and through life's ups and downs Mma Ramotswe as always enjoys a cup of bush tea as she reflects on life's miracles.
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Having enjoyed the series so far, it is always pleasant that the story line and characters continue to be a delight and of interest. The learning, moral stands and struggles are so apt today and very welcome to read about.
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Another irrisistible mystery from McCall Smith
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Fun reading about the further adventures of Precious Ratmotswe.