The Careful Use of Complments

Version: Unabridged
Author: Alexander McCall McCall Smith
Narrator: Davina Porter
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: July 2007
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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Isabel Dalhousie is back--and with a new baby--in the fourth installment of this bestselling series from the author of phenomenally popular "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" series.

Reviews (2)

The Careful Use of Compliments

Written by Jean from Santa Cruz, CA on February 12th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great story fro McCall-Smith. I enjoy the wandering mind of Isabel and her ethical and moral dilemmas. The story is interesting also but I enjoy her musings more. The description of Edinburgh and the islands is great, feel like I am there. The information on Scots artist sent me to look up more information.

Careful Use of Compliment

Written by Kat on January 23rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I am never disappointed with the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. The characters are consistent and the reader does a beautiful job in distinguishing their voices and cadences. I am so glad I have listened to the audio books because reading the African pronunciations would not be as colorful and satisfying. Even if these books are read out of order, they are great!