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A Nun in the Closet Audiobook

A Nun in the Closet

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the classic mysteries starring the irrepressible CIA spy, Mrs. Pollifax, comes a delightfully different mystery with a most unholy twist. Filled with all the hilarious surprises and good old-fashioned suspense that her fans have come to love, A Nun in the Closet is the story of two high-spirited nuns who accidentally stumble into a dangerous plot involving ghosts, gangsters, and Protestants.

©1975 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1995 Recorded Books

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    E.M. 04-24-15
    E.M. 04-24-15
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    "One of the great narrators!"

    The story of two cloistered nuns checking out an inherited property that comes with a dubious past is a delightful story line. It is a fun and light listen and the character development is engaging. The narrator made it sparkle though, with well-defined, colorful characters and a pleasant and imaginative style. She is one of the really great American narrators. I plan to look into other books she has narrated. Good narration makes all the difference.

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    Rachel D. Houston, TX United States 04-16-15
    Rachel D. Houston, TX United States 04-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A Quirky Disappointing Tale"
    Would you try another book from Dorothy Gilman and/or Roslyn Alexander?

    I would because I so loved her Ms. Polifax series. The narrator did a solid job but she just didn't have much to work with.


    Has A Nun in the Closet turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, it just really fell flat as a novel that accomplished much. No suspense, character development was flat, and the story line wasn't interesting at all.


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

    She does use voices for the different characters but the nuns all sound alike.


    What character would you cut from A Nun in the Closet?

    Honestly both of the nuns were forgettable characters. So much so I can't remember their names.


    Any additional comments?

    It just lacks the remarkable characters that her Ms. Polifax books have. Don't give up on this author, her Polifax series is one of my favorites.

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    DC 03-31-15
    DC 03-31-15
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    "Fun for the whole family!"
    Which scene was your favorite?

    A man in nun's clothing. What fun.


    Any additional comments?

    Really liked this book. There is something to be said for a mystery without the sex and language that is usually included. I would not hesitate to share this one with my grandmother. It was funny in places. There is something about nuns trying to figure out life that makes for a good book. I only bought this one based on the Mrs. Pollifax books also by Dorthy Gilman. Mrs. Gilman is missed as she had a way with the worlds that she created. Hope you will enjoy this as much as I did.

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    reader 06-14-14
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    "Not nearly as good as Mrs. Pollifax series"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really--I only finished it because I am compulsive about finishing things and wanted to just get it over with.


    What was most disappointing about Dorothy Gilman’s story?

    The characters were stereotypes and the plot was contrived and outdated. It resembled a mediocre 1970's TV drama. I really like Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax series because the characters are multi-dimensional and dynamic. This book, however, was a disappointment.


    Which character – as performed by Roslyn Alexander – was your favorite?

    No specific one--Rosyln Alexander does a good enough job as narrator--easy enough to tell the characters apart, but they just were not very interesting.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Definitely not.


    Any additional comments?

    It was not offensive or unpleasant to listen to, just not very engaging.

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    Ellen Anthony Wyoming 12-10-12
    Ellen Anthony Wyoming 12-10-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Excellent story by the author of Mrs. Pollifax"

    This is a stand-alone book by the author of Mrs. Pollifax and a fairly intricate mystery. Lots of fun. Set in the 1960s.

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    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-12
    GrandmaG Kinnelon, NJ, United States 12-28-12 Member Since 2016

    Retired bookkeeper, married, Mom of 2, two granddaughters. Love cozy mysteries.

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    "Think Lucy and Ethel"

    If you're familiar with the old "I Love Lucy" show from the 50's, you'll relate. A group of nuns inherit an old mansion, and two of them go to check it out. It just fell "flat" for me. Much like the Ms. Polifax stories. It's Lucy & Ethel meet the hippies and gangsters. Only listened for about an hour.

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