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Mrs. Pollifax on Safari Audiobook

Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

A safari expedition in Zambia is the disguise Emily employs in order to locate a professional assassin among her fellow explorers. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary man named Cyrus.
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A safari expedition in Zambia is the disguise Emily employs in order to locate a professional assassin among her fellow explorers. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary man named Cyrus.

©1976, 1977 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1992 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Got My Book 05-14-11
    Got My Book 05-14-11

    Yes, I'm "that person," the one who wears her headphones nearly everywhere. Whatever the delay, I just say, "That's ok, I've 'Got My Book.'"

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    "At last!"

    I have been waiting for the Mrs. Pollifax books narrated by Barbara Rosenblat since I became an Audible member. I am crossing my fingers and hoping they get the rest of them.

    I really enjoy the way Ms. Rosenblat handles all the different accents these books require. Having heard her versions first, I just can't get into those read by different narrators.

    If you aren't familiar with Mrs. P, she is a grandmother who ends up working for the CIA and traveling the world making friends while confronting the bad guys with wit and aplomb. These books are sort of "cozy" espionage tales with plenty of excitement & adventure but definitely character based.

    This one is #5, but you don't really have to have read the previous ones to be able to get into this one. It is one of my favorites.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Lady M 05-12-15
    Lady M 05-12-15
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    "Excellent Story and Narration!"

    "Mrs. Pollifax on Safari" is an exciting story. It's about international terrorism, kidnapping, assassins, romance and spies.

    Bored with retirement life Mrs. Pollifax became a courier for the CIA. Needing an agent in a hurry to join a safari to find an elusive assassin and the party who wants to hire him/her they call on Mrs. Pollifax who is the only one in their files available to be sent to Africa on short notice. She is sent on safari by the CIA to take a lot of pictures of everyone on safari; nothing else. They need the pictures to try to identify their man, but in true Mrs. Pollifax style she becomes embroiled in the country's political intrigue and loses her pictures.

    The story is brought to life by the extraordinary talent of Barbara Rosenblat, and the length of the story is just right for an evening of listening pleasure.

    Most people Mrs. Pollifax meets are not who they claim to be (including herself) which makes for an interesting story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 05-04-13
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 05-04-13 Member Since 2011

    Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover

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    "Mission Accomplished!"

    Once again, Mrs P sets off on what seems a fairly simple mission, only to be drawn into a very dangerous situation. In this case, she goes on a safari in Zambia with instructions to take photos of all her fellow tourists, which will be used to identify a hired assassin. She ends up being kidnapped by "freedom fighters " and then rescued by a band of loyalist guerrillas. (You must remember that the book was written in 1977, so that apartheid played a large role in the politics of that part of Africa at that time.)

    And along the way through the wilds of jungle and plain, Mrs. Pollifax finds time to fall in love with a lovely, gentle man named Cyrus.

    This book is the fifth in the Mrs. P series. The plot is as entertaining as ever, but is slightly more serious. While there are still lovely amusing moments, the situations depicted are less fanciful and more plausible than in the previous books.

    As with the previous books, I cannot adequately describe the magnificence of Barbara Rosenblat's performance as narrator. If you know her from the Amelia Peabody books, you know that she is masterful with accents and voices. But I am amazed that she provides Mrs. Pollifax with a voice that is totally unlike any of the voices I have heard from her before: the perfect voice for a 60-ish widow lady from New Brunswick, NJ. She must be able to produce hundreds of distinct voices. I am in awe.

    A totally wonderful experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila A. Sherwin Michigan, USA 10-19-12
    Sheila A. Sherwin Michigan, USA 10-19-12 Member Since 2013

    A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!

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    "The Hat is Back!"

    Mrs. Pollifax and her hats are so much fun! And her hat plays an important role in this story. She is off to Africa on another mission for Carstairs; she simply has to photograph everyone in her safari group. But nothing is that easy when it comes to Emily Pollifax! There are kidnappings, forced marches, and attempted assassinations. And Mrs. Pollifax is in the middle of it all. And meeting a very attractive man while she's at it!

    Once again Barbara Rosenblat does a fine job of narrating. I couldn't help but laugh at the way she voiced Amy - perfect! These books can stand alone, but if you read one, you'll want to read the whole series....

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reba Huntley, IL, United States 03-06-16
    Reba Huntley, IL, United States 03-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "I never tire of Mrs Pollifax"

    Dorothy Gilman does it again . She takes us on a wild safari, entertains us with a host of characters and we watch Mrs Pollifax use her brain and nerves of steel. Glad I used another credit on this series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 02-15-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 02-15-16 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "Mrs Pollifax is in all of us"

    A modern crime novel with a fantastic heroine! Mrs Pollifax became a spy later in life and goes on wildly unplanned adventures. She uses her life experience to sleuth out the bad guys and gets to know so many people along the way.

    This adventure takes Emily to Africa and she has an amazing safari detour. While she takes photos she learns a bit about falling in love again. She finds she greatly misses the pet names loved ones give us.

    Short story, cute adventure, fantastic narration and an enjoyable time for the whole family.

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    Diana Atchley 12-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Did it again"

    Another fun adventure of Mrs. Pollifax. I know she will come out ok, but it is always fun to try to guess which character is the possible troublemaker. All in all, delightful story well narrated.

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    LCNanny 11-15-15
    LCNanny 11-15-15
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    "By far the best one yet"
    If you could sum up Mrs. Pollifax on Safari in three words, what would they be?

    I've been reading them in order, and by far this is the best one yet. Mrs Pollifax meets up with a spy that she met in the first book in a rather surprising situation (would expect nothing less:) and the adventure is well rounded with intriguing characters and enough suspicion to make the book fantastic


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    Judith 10-14-15
    Judith 10-14-15
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    "What fun"

    Great characters with a delightful concoction of suspense and humor. Made all the more enjoyable by the narrator. Barbara Rosenblat is superb as usual. Have enjoyed everything I have heard read by her.

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    Delia 09-30-15
    Delia 09-30-15
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    "Excellent if you want fun and well read mystery"

    This fun romantic fun mystery appeals yo all ages. Rosenblat again performs superbly bringing ourselves flavor of each character.

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