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    • The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    • The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 1
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J.L.B. Maketoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better than on television!

    • By Dorothy Owen on 19-07-09

    Regular price: £24.69

    • 44 Scotland Street

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 1
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    The story revolves around the comings and goings at No. 44 Scotland Street, a fictitious building in a real street in Edinburgh. Immediately recognisable are the Edinburgh chartered surveyor, stalwart of the Conservative Association, who dreams of membership of Scotland's most exclusive golf club. We have the pushy Stockbridge mother, and her prodigiously talented five-year-old son, who is making good progress with the saxophone and with his Italian.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A gentle read full of delicious humour

    • By Louise on 02-03-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Love over Scotland

    • 44 Scotland Street, Book 3
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    With his characteristic warmth, inventiveness and brilliant wit, Alexander McCall Smith gives us more of the gloriously entertaining comings and goings at 44 Scotland Street, the Edinburgh townhouse. Six-year-old prodigy Bertie perseveres in his heroic struggle for truth and balanced good sense against his insufferable mother and her crony, the psychotherapist Dr Fairbairn, going as far as to make a short-lived bid for freedom on a trip to Paris with the Edinburgh youth orchestra.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable read

    • By Sara on 04-01-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Full Cupboard of Life

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 5
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Mma Ramotswe is still engaged to Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni and wonders when a day for the wedding will be named. But she is anxious to avoid putting too much pressure on her fiancé, for indeed he has other things on his mind - notably a frightening request from the pushy matron of the Orphan Farm. Mma Ramotswe herself has weighty matters to address. She has been approached by a wealthy lady and asked to check up on several suitors. Are these men just interested in her money?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoy the sunshine!

    • By Alathia on 19-03-16

    Regular price: £23.39

    • Espresso Tales

    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    In Espresso Tales, Alexander McCall Smith returns home to Edinburgh and the glorious cast of his own tales of the city, the residents of 44 Scotland Street, with a new set of challenges for each one of them. Bruce, the intolerably vain and perpetually deluded ex-surveyor, is about to embark on a new career as a wine merchant, while his long-suffering flatmate Pat MacGregor, set up by matchmaking Domenica Macdonald, finds herself invited to a nudist picnic in Moray Place in the pursuit of true love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • book's fine, reader not so much...

    • By Carole on 03-08-12

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Comfort of Saturdays

    • Sunday Philosophy Club, Book 5
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Isabel Dalhousie is a new mother and a connoisseur of philosophy; she'd rather not be a sleuth. But when a chance conversation at a dinner party draws Isabel into the case of a doctor whose career has been ruined, she cannot ignore what may be a miscarriage of justice. Because for Isabel ethics are not theoretical at all, but an everyday matter of life and death.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Morality for Beautiful Girls

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 3
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Mma Ramotswe, daughter of the late Obed Ramotswe, is now the announced fiancée of Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. It is a fine match; she is the founder and owner of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and he is the proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. But Precious Ramotswe is not as happy as she should be under the circumstances. The Detective Agency is struggling with its finances and Mr J. L. B. Matekoni is unusually low and neglecting his garage.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen...

    • By Carole on 30-09-10

    Regular price: £23.39

    • The Sunday Philosophy Club

    • An Isabel Dalhousie Story, Book 1
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics and hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh. Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert didn't fall. He was pushed.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Really battled to stay interested

    • By Alexs on 30-09-18

    Regular price: £24.69

    • Blue Shoes and Happiness

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 7
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Blue Shoes and Happiness brings more adventures for Precious Ramotswe and her fine assistant Mma Makutsi. They encounter a cobra in the office, complaints of faulty blood-pressure readings at the medical clinic, a superstitious group of farm workers, and it looks like Aunty Emang, advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • relaxing listening at its best

    • By petrajj on 26-01-19

    Regular price: £25.49

    • Snare

    • By: Gwen Moffat
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The renowned mystery writer Miss Melinda Pink arrives at the small Highland crofting village of Sgoradale determined to finish her latest book. But she soon discovers some sinister undercurrents. Local handyman Ivar Campbell regularly implies that he may be involved in espionage and intelligence work. Most of the villagers ignore this as lies and idle boasting, until Ivar's wife leaves him, and his cottage is set on fire.

    Regular price: £20.99

    • Tears of the Giraffe

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 2
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    Meet the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. Mma Ramotswe is facing a new challenge: resolving a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Mma's own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of her secretary to the dizzy heights of assistant detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A worthy sequel

    • By Frances on 30-10-09

    Regular price: £23.39

    • The Kalahari Typing School for Men

    • The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 4
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 44

    Precious Ramotswe is continuing to run her detective agency from the garage of her fiancé, Mr J. L. B. Matakoni. Plans for their wedding need to be made - but when, if ever, will they wed? Intriguing cases present themselves and Mma Ramotswe juggles new clients with her usual formidable talent. However, when her first-class assistant Mma Makutsi decides to expand the agency by opening a much-needed typing school for men, things become complicated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Continuing to be pleasant

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-05-18

    Regular price: £23.39

    • Sarah's Cottage

    • By: D. E. Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Recently married to Charles, Sarah is furnishing a cottage in Scotland and starting on a life in sharp contrast to their wartime experiences. Their full entrance into village life is helped by Sarah's delightful grandparents, who have given them the land on which they have built their cottage.

    Regular price: £17.79

    • Blood in the Water

    • By: Gillian Galbraith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When one Edinburgh citizen after another is murdered in the same bloody manner, the newspapers buzz with talk of a serial killer. Smart and capable, but battling disillusionment and loneliness, DS Alice Rice races against time and an implacable killer to solve this series of grisly murders among the professional elite in the city's well-to-do New Town.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great read

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-05-13

    Regular price: £22.19

    • Inhuman Remains

    • By: Quintin Jardine
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Oz Blackstone, enormously wealthy screen hero and sleuth, dies of a ruptured aorta. Her mind still filled with thoughts of her dead ex-husband, Primavera Blackstone is in Spain with their son Tom when their peace is breached again with the arrival of her formidable aunt, Adrienne McGowan, whose son, Frank, has disappeared.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An real roller-coaster of a novel

    • By Kirstine on 13-10-09

    Regular price: £16.09

    • Wild Strawberries

    • By: Angela Thirkell
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Pretty, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a guest of her aunt Agnes at the magnificent wooded estate of Rushwater, falls head over heels for handsome playboy David Leslie. Meanwhile Agnes and her mother, the eccentric matriarch Lady Emily, have hopes of a different, more suitable match for Mary. At the lavish Rushwater dance party, her future happiness hangs in the balance....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection

    • By Tab on 15-04-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Charming Quirks of Others

    • Sunday Philosophy Club, Book 7
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh philosopher and curious observer of the behaviour of her fellow man, is approached by a friend at a local boarding school that is planning to appoint a new headmaster; an anonymous letter has arrived suggesting that one of the shortlisted candidates has a compromising past. But which one is it? Isabel is once again drawn into an investigation, and finds herself exploring dilemmas of human weakness and forgiveness.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • The Careful Use of Compliments

    • The Sunday Philosophy Club, Vol. 4
    • By: Alexander McCall Smith
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    For philosophically minded Isabel Dalhousie, editor of the Review of Applied Ethics, getting through life with a clear conscience requires careful thought. And with the arrival of baby Charlie, not to mention a passionate relationship with his father Jamie, 14 years her junior, Isabel enters deeper and rougher waters.

    Regular price: £11.19

    • Two's Company

    • By: Jill Mansell
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Two's company, but three's a calamity.... Two's Company is a funny, romantic novel from best-selling Jill Mansell, author of The One You Really Want and Three Amazing Things About You. Jack and Cass Mandeville are a dream couple, ridiculously happy together and successful to boot - Jack as a journalist and Cass with her own hugely popular radio show.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twos Company

    • By Sue on 18-08-18

    Regular price: £19.99

    • In an Edinburgh Drawing Room

    • By: Lucilla Andrews
    • Narrated by: Hilary Neville
    • Length: 6 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Britain, midwinter 1980-81. Before the New Year arrives, the lives of four young people will be transformed when they are brought into contact after a tragic train crash. As the four lives collide, a searing hospital romance evolves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lucilla Andrews at her best

    • By Susan on 26-09-09

    Regular price: £20.99

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