Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria.
©1971 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1990 Recorded Books, LLC
I would not buy these on regular price - too pricey for a formulaic story. Put it on sale again and I may be persuaded to buy others in the series.
Sometimes choosing an audible book to listen to is akin to choosing a meal from a menu. Something heavy and substantial? Something nutritious and good for me? Something delicious but fun?
This is a delicious but fun book.
If you just want some light reading, with some mystery and adventure, but with humanity and wit . . . this will work.
Yes. I have listened to this book twice already. I like this series in general. Barbara Rosenblat is one of the best narrators I have listened to and she does a great job of breathing life into the characters as she reads. In addition, this plot was a great hook to keep you interested in what is going on. Not too busy, and not too simple.
One of the most memorable moments of this book for me was when Debbie, Mrs. Pollifax's newest unexpected associates, tell her that she wants to not like her, she's going to keep trying to not like her, but she can't seem to help it. It was very well delivered and and made me giggle.
I have listened to many, many performances by Barbara Rosenblat and this was a terrific one. She has never disappointed me with her narration and I doubt she ever will.
One of the most moving moments in this book for me was when Mrs. Pollifax visited the widow of the man who was trying to kill her to deliver the news not of her husband's death but of her nephews incarceration to blackmail her beloved brother. The woman's response was very emotional and the complexity of the emotion was portrayed so well it was difficult to listen to.
I personally did not think it was necessary to add the "star-crossed lovers" motif to the story. There was not enough time and substance in the story to give it a real feeling and in the end it just seemed to be a desperate attempt to add more to a story that was not needed.
us about yourself! I'm a retired English teacher and ardent reader(more because of physical disability than from job).
DARING, ROMANCE, INTRIGUING
TOGETHER WITH AN UNLIKELY ASSORTMENT OF UNDEROUND SURVIVORS, MRS. POLIFAX SNEAKS INTO A FORBIDDING PRISON AND ACHIEVES THEIR GOAL.
HER VOICE BRINGS MRS. POLIFAX TO LIFE AS AN ASTONISHING, ENDEARING OLD WOMAN.
SANKO BECAUSE HE PROVIDES THE GLIMPSE OF LOVE AND APPRECIATION.
HOW AMAZED CARSTAIRS WILL BE TO HEAR THE DETAILS OF THIS ASSIGNMENT!
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