This is a stand-alone book by the author of Mrs. Pollifax and a fairly intricate mystery. Lots of fun. Set in the 1960s.
I've listened to both Fuzzy Nation and Little Fuzzy (the original story) and they are both great books with very different paths to the end. I found Fuzzy Nation to be a little more realistic in terms of today's society, but I am sure in another fifty years there might be room for an even more updated book and we'll have the Fuzzy Solution or something like that. Anyhow, listen to both. They are equally good.
My only disappointment is the rest of the Fuzzy series are not available in audible formats.
This was a real treat for Star Trek fans. It was performed live at a convention and featured not only Spock, but the actor who portrayed Q. He's just as obnoxious in this story as in Star Trek and trading barbs with our favorite Vulcan. This is just half the story although fairly complete in itself. Get the sequel, too.
Sharon Williams is good, but she doesn't portray the age of Mrs. Pollifax effectively. It was a bit jarring to go from the elderly woman Barbara Rosenblatt played to such a younger characterization. The story itself is excellent. It could only have been better if Mrs. Pollifax had made a decision in the story that it was going to be her last mission instead of leaving it open.
It had to happen. Mrs. Pollifax gets in deeper in this book and the story is darker. It is still an excellent story, but a bit more realistic than the rest. An agent's life is a perilous one.
The performance is great and the story more detailed than the movie. Loved these when I got hold of them on cassette back in the early 80s. Am glad to have the complete production now.
As usual, this is an excellent Mrs. Pollifax book and Barbara Rosenblat does an excellent job of bringing her to life. Farrell is back and the usual quick mission becomes something more. They succeed, of course, beyond their wildest dreams and foil another plot in the process.
I first heard about Mrs. Pollifax 20 years ago. Now that I am 55, I found it hugely entertaining that a 58 year old woman convinced the CIA to let her be a spy. This series is well worth the time. You'll be disappointed, though, to find out two of the books are not available at Audible. Request those at your local library. They are number 5 and 6, I think.
I first read this 30 years ago and I loved the twist (the only thing I remembered). Having found it again, I enjoyed it just as much in audio. David Baker and the Full Cast Family do an excellent job of bringing Heinlein's books to life.
Published in 1947, this classic science fiction has adventure, political intrigue and some hard science in it. Very little of it has been disproved even though it was 20 years ahead of its time. The future would be so different now if they'd opened up space then to commercial interests.
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