Unexpected. Fresh. Fun.
I can't believe that after years and years of listening to audio book mysteries, I procrastinated on picking up a Mrs. Pollifax. Really. What was I thinking? Well, I am glad I finally did as it perked me up and out of a gloomy mood.
She's witty and delightful. A confection of whipped sugar and spice. You have to love a character that gets up and goes out and joins the CIA in her twilight years and then handles it using a life time of experience as a wife and mom. And she's just genuinely nice.
Gilman had a way of describing the landscape that I felt very much like I was "vacationing" along with Mrs. P.
Well, when you know Barbara Rosenblat is reading a book, you know the performance is going to be fantastic. After years upon years of listening to her...it's like putting on your favorite comfortable cashmere cardigan. She's part of the reason I thought to give it a try.
Yes it was! I finished it in two.
the narrator does a great job assigning a unique voice to each character. the story itself is highly enjoyable but with this narrator, it is brought to life.
I first read this book when it came out in readers digest condensed books in the 1970s. It was such a delightfully fun read. And now to be able to enjoy them all over again is a treat.
This is not Fleming, LeCarre, or even Doyle. It is simply a fun story.
Full of Cold War, Cuba/Red China's/Russia Commie CIA Backdrop, a somehow almost believable lady in her 60s volunteers to be a spy. How cool is that?
This narrator is the best one I've had in the last ten books I've heard.
I started this series with the Unexpected Mrs Polifax and loved it. This beginning of the series was even better! You can't help but love Mrs Polifax.
This was my first time reading Mrs. Pollifax and frankly, I expected a lightweight, cute, almost silly (yet fun) book based on what I had heard. However, I was surprised. It IS lightweight and fun, but with a bite.........that is to say, there is more substance than I thought. I enjoyed it very much, but regretfully most of the books in the series are only 6-7 hours long and I only buy them at 10+ hours. (This one was on special). If I ever have an "extra" credit (ha ha) then I will buy more of these.