Stella de Laube
This ordinary lady in search for a new meaning for her life ends up as a spy. But her so to speak mission is to pick up a book in a book store. But the trader owner of the bookstore has been replaced by an evil man who kidnaps her. From there she is brought to discovers lots of resources she did not know she had. Witty simple. was listening in my car with a grin on my face even on Monday mornings. The voice is stupendous perfect for the characters perfect casting.
Barbara Rosenblat is probably my favorite reader. She does both male and female voices, and I can easily tell who is speaking from Barbara's voice. (This is not always the case with other readers.)
This is the first of the Mrs. Pollifax novels, and probably the best. 100% recommended.
No one else has a chance. Rosenblat not only gets Emily Pollifax right in every way, she also manages all the other characters, male and female, old and young, and all the accents as well.
Audiobook addict by now. ~ I love romances: historicals, suspense and stories about men who loves men (M/M).
Yes, of course you feel that it's been 45 years since "The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax" first was published, but this was excellent. Truly enjoying audiobook entertainment in the old school spy thriller genre. Not always believable but with heart. Add a FANTASTIC narration from Mrs Rosenblat.
Gosh, so much fun! ~ Even old housewife ladies perform great deeds and surprise you in the case of national security.
I LIKE - grannies with gunpowder
What a fun romp! This is a marvelous, light adventure as Mrs. Pollifax sets out on her first trip as a CIA courier. She's 60+ and resourceful. Yes, it's a bit farfetched, but I listened in two days, staying up late and getting up early so I could listen before work. I'm still smiling from the wonderful way this listen made me feel. If you want a listen that gives you a great good time, this is it. And, it's more than a little inspirational for this old fuddy duddy.
I download this book some time ago but I always found something better to read:listen to than this 1960s publication. Of course the 1960s where are the heyday of spy novels and movies. Bond, James Bond, was a sensation and we couldn't get enough of international intrigue. I want Kimes Mrs. Pollifax. 50 years later I get to enjoy a spy story full of humor and kindness. Of course there were narrow escapes, brilliant inventiveness, and just plain luck.
enjoy listening to this book on my daily walks and found myself listening while doing jobs around the house. had to find out the outcome of traveling three!!!