So I purchased this because the summary grabbed me and I thought it seems quirky enough for my weird tastes. It was! Very detailed (slow in action) but an excellent listen. Give it a chance, you must allow the writer a chance to set the pace and thus allow yourself the chance to glide in it.
Lovely narration but I'm afraid the time in which this spy novel is set is unappealing - 1960?. Mrs Pollifax is of her day but she really is a bit too ingenuous. I don't wish to get the next in the series.
The only reason I lowered part of my rating to 4 stars is because the material is so dated. If you can pull out your "willing suspension of disbelief" you will be charmed. I enjoyed every minute. Prepare to be entertained!
Yes, I was surprised. It was a bit slow at first and I was a little put off by how old the voice of the woman Only 60 was. I was won over.
The part where they were in prison was a little bit long, but hang in there. The adventure begins shortly after.....
Good performance and grew on me along the journey.
Yes, glad I stuck with it and just, went with it.
It was not the usual type of book I listen to. I would listen to another Mrs. Pollifax! I think I am going to stroll up and ask if the CIA would like to hire me.
I enjoyed Mrs Pollifax books 30 plus years ago, so recently thought to see how this fine character has aged. Barbara Rosenblat's performance is excellent as she offers a wide range of accents and emotional registers. Can't wait to find the next book and I hope for the same narrator.
The story was interesting & fun-- Mrs. Pollifax surprises everyone, including herself! The narrator did a great job too... but there was distracting background noise. It sounded like it was recorded where others were having conversations, instead of a sound proofed studio.
Bought this based on the reviews and I was very pleased! Wonderful, exciting, interesting story. And the reader is fantastic. Highly recommended. Hated for it to end. Glad to know there are more in the series!