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The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax | [Dorothy Gilman]

The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Sonny Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 03-23-13
    Sonny Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 03-23-13 Member Since 2009
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    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Glutenfreegirl 09-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Delightful Spy Story"
    Would you listen to The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax again? Why?

    Yes. It was an interseting, engaging story and narrated very well by Barbara Rosenblat.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mrs. Pollifax, of course. She keeps her cool in crisis, has a kind heart and is an interesting character.


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    Excellent reading by Barbara Rosenblat. She did each character's voice very well.


    If you could rename The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax, what would you call it?

    I don't know.


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first Mrs. Pollifax book I have ever listened to. It was so enjoyable that I plan on listening to or reading the whole series. I really like that it does not have graphic violence or strong language. It has a Murder She Wrote style to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diana Antelope Valley, CA, United States 08-16-14
    Diana Antelope Valley, CA, United States 08-16-14 Member Since 2013
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    "A quick delightful escape"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Noblesville, IN, United States 02-26-14
    Amazon Customer Noblesville, IN, United States 02-26-14 Member Since 2006

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    "Delightful addition to the series"
    Would you listen to The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax again? Why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Kirkwood, CA, United States 08-17-13
    Carol Kirkwood, CA, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2007

    us about yourself! I'm a retired English teacher and ardent reader(more because of physical disability than from job).

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    "THE BEST POLIFAX ADVENTURE YET"
    If you could sum up The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax in three words, what would they be?

    DARING, ROMANCE, INTRIGUING


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax?

    TOGETHER WITH AN UNLIKELY ASSORTMENT OF UNDEROUND SURVIVORS, MRS. POLIFAX SNEAKS INTO A FORBIDDING PRISON AND ACHIEVES THEIR GOAL.


    What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    HER VOICE BRINGS MRS. POLIFAX TO LIFE AS AN ASTONISHING, ENDEARING OLD WOMAN.


    Who was the most memorable character of The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax and why?

    SANKO BECAUSE HE PROVIDES THE GLIMPSE OF LOVE AND APPRECIATION.


    Any additional comments?

    HOW AMAZED CARSTAIRS WILL BE TO HEAR THE DETAILS OF THIS ASSIGNMENT!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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