I never get tired of listening to the Mrs. Pollifax series. The Elusive Mrs. Pollifx is entertaining and one of the best of the series.
Mrs. Pollifx of course!
Yes and I love her reading style. I find she has the ability to make you believe she really is Mrs. Pollifax.
If you want a fun read (or listen) try the Mrs. Pollifax series. The first one is "The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax". I find the first 4 of this series to be the best, but I have enjoyed them all.
reread, historical-novel, mystery, suspense, spies, action-adventure
Read from July 24, 1992 to July 24, 2016
Interesting tale first published in 1971 about spies, communism, Balkan States politics, and a widowed senior citizen amateur volunteer employed as a courier by the CIA. Call it historical fiction.
Just suspend disbelief for a while and enjoy this view into a time and place not so different from now with a fascinating cast of characters doing things improbable even then. The story line holds interest, and the length is far from epic. The series is addictive and yet appropriate for any age reader, maybe even Harry Dresden.
I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
When one is in trouble just look for a grandma or mother with children. Mrs Pollifax is that grandma and she gets the job done with extra flair! You will love her sense of curiosity and her spunk. Even the criminals are hesitant to think this super power in a flamboyant hat could be a spy.
Readers will love traveling, investigating, solving wrongs and putting things right along side Mrs Pollifax. And sometimes, we even get lucky enough to fall in love.
but I’m not excited enough to continue the series. This would be good for mystery lovers and teens.
This is book 3 in the series. A lady in her 60s periodically acts as a courier for the CIA. In this book she is sent to Bulgaria to deliver fake passports to the underground. While there she discovers a young American put in jail to be killed. She wants to help. By the end of the book, some major things have happened for the good that shock and awe her boss back at the CIA. I really liked the ending.
I like the narrator Barbara Rosenblat doing other books. In this book she was ok but not as good. I did not like her fragile little old lady voice for Mrs. Pollifax. She made her sound like she was in her 90s. Most women in their 60s don’t sound like that. There are many eastern European characters which the narrator was doing in what I think of as a Russian accent. (Think Boris and Natasha cartoons.) Those were ok. They were understandable.
Genre: spy suspense
I have always enjoyed the Emily Pollifax novels. Ms Dorothy Gilman was a gifted writer.
Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Polifax is one of my favorite characters. Funny and entertaining!
Barbra Rosenblatt is an excellent narrator, she captures the characters perfectly!
I loved it. Both the writer and narrator are awesome. Highly recommended, my sister got me started. :) AAAAAA t