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!!!
English teacher nerd, love books with character depth and a good plot, and enjoy almost any genre.
I would only recommend this book to someone who is desperate to listen to an incredulous and predictable story. I didn't make it through the book; I was unable to suspend reality enough to buy into this book. Can't believe anyone would rate this book above a 2.
At the height of the Cold War, a little, old lady walks into CIA headquarters and asks if they could use an extra spy. After the menfolk all goggle and gape, Mrs. Emily Pollifax proves that youth and training aren't necessary to get the job done, provided you keep a cool head and plenty of manners on hand. And a deck of playing cards can be useful for when things get too quiet.
Barbara Rosenblat offers up a wonderful performance. If you like the classic Bond movies, but still believe in girl power, this book is for you!
I did not expect it to be such a Pollyanna story.
Narrator was totally fine. In fact, was very good.
This is a nice story for someone who wants a simple read which has all the pieces fit together perfectly and sweetly.
Lover of books and reading with a newfound appreciation for audiobooks...for a number of reasons!
This was a thoroughly interesting read. I enjoyed the story's plot and the narration. Though categorized as a mystery, this is not a stereotypical "whodunit," nor is it "chick lit" disguised as a mystery with a corny food or shopping theme. Mrs. Pollifax is certainly unexpected in her role, but she adds to, rather than detracts from, the matter at hand. The supporting characters are just as intriguing. Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent narrator and changes characters with ease. I believe I would enjoy this book as much if I read it myself, but Rosenblat certainly makes it more engaging with her reading. I look forward to reading more books from this series!