Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Morality for Beautiful Girls
by Alexander McCall Smith

Originally published in 2001.
Audio book read by Lisette Lecat.

This is the third in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. I listened to it on CD while driving to and from the office last month. After having read the first two volumes of the series, it was fun hearing the proper pronunciation of names and places.

I really liked how McCall Smith wove a variety of story lines together, several of which touched on the "morality for beautiful girls" theme. I also like the thought-provoking nature of this set of questions from Reading Group Guides:

One reviewer observed that "for all their apparent simplicity, the Precious Ramotswe books are highly sophisticated" [The Spectator]. In what ways do these books appear simple? What accounts for their underlying sophistication? What do they teach us about ourselves?

I'm now listening to the next book in the series, The Kalahari Typing School for Men.



  1. I love this series. I liked listening to one on audiobook too, just for the pronunciation. But, the reader's voice has a tendency to put me to sleep--it is so soothing to me!

  2. I really enjoy listening to this series. Glad you did, too.

  3. Doesn't the reader have a perfect voice for these novels? I've enjoyed listening to several of this series while traveling.

  4. One of these days I would like to listen to this series. I have read all the books, but I think that listening to them would be awesome too.