*** About the Book ***
After the death of her father, Precious Ramotswe uses the money he's left her to start her own detective agency - the very first ladies' detective agency in Botswana. In this first book in the series, Mma Ramotswe hires a secretary and dives into her first cases; these include a wife who suspects her husband is cheating, another wife whose husband is missing, and an inconsistent doctor - just to name a few.
*** Why I Listened To It ***
I'd already seen the HBO miniseries based on this book series so I wasn't really planning to read it. But then my book club chose it for our May read, to bring something light and fun to kick off our summer. So I checked it out from the library and gave it a shot.
*** My Thoughts ***
I think the fact that I watched the miniseries first may have ruined this book for me. I loved the show - it was fun, sweet, amusing, and much more - and I was expecting to love the book just as much. Unfortunately, I felt the the book was a bit slow. It was still a great story with great characters, but things seemed to drag in places and the humor was much more understated.
The narrator did a fantastic job with this book; I'll definitely look for other books she's worked on!
Here's a preview of the show from HBO. It doesn't capture all the best parts of the show but you can get an idea of what it was like:
*** Your Thoughts ***
If you've read the books and seen the show, which did you prefer? Which did you first experience - the book or the show? Have you ever found that you actually liked a tv/movie adaptation better than the book i was based on?