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Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist Audiobook

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

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In Dorothy Gilman’s best-selling mystery series, loveable grandmother Emily Pollifax has captured the hearts of millions with her secret CIA missions.

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist whisks the gray-haired agent into a perilous web of intrigue that spreads across the drifting sands of the volatile Middle East. An old CIA friend, Farrell, must collect an inflammatory manuscript smuggled out of Iraq into Jordan. Farrell has a simple request for Emily—provide cover during his trip to Jordan by posing as his fun-loving elderly cousin. But before the plane even lands, danger begins stalking the sprightly Mrs. Pollifax.

Outwitting her wily opponents with her keen eye for the truth and her impeccable karate, Mrs. Pollifax is the lively senior citizen everyone dreams of someday becoming. You’ll feel you know the aging spy and her colorful opponents personally with Barbara Rosenblat’s outstanding narration.

©1997 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1997 Recorded Books

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    Alice 06-27-15
    Alice 06-27-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Mrs. Pollifax is my heroine"

    I met Mrs. Pollifax when I was fourteen and spending the summer at my grandmother's. She had stacks of Reader's Digest Condensed Books collections. Mrs. Pollifax stayed in my memory, but I didn't pursue the relationship at the time. Years later I came across an audio recording at the library while I was looking for entertainment for an upcoming road trip. That's when I was introduced to Barbara Rosenblat, and my then thirteen-year-old daughter and I enjoyed the stories together. The Mrs. Pollifax audiobooks are among my very favorites. I used my audible subscription to collect them as they were added to the catalog, but only if they were narrated by Barbara Rosenblat.
    Mrs Pollifax is just a wonderful character. She lived a sheltered, domesticated life, and when she had fulfilled her role as wife and mother, realized that what came next in the established order of things was just busy work to cover the emptiness. She had never been encouraged to pursue her own interests or dreams, but now, with nothing to lose, she takes a leap, and the result is amazing. With most series, I am thoroughly bored with the main character by the third or fourth book. Not only did I love every one of these, but I have listened to them mulitple times (exceptions: story wise, the Second Thief was not my favorite, and I have never purchased Unveiled, as it was not narrated by Barbara Rosenblat).
    Mrs. Pollifax gives me hope for my own future now that my children are grown with children of their own. She demonstrates that there is always room for adventure, we just have to say "Yes!"
    Barbara Rosenblat's narration is oustanding, she inerprets the characters beautifully and each one is identifiable. She doesn't just read the story, she tells it. I have been known to listen to books just because I'm not sure what I really want, but there is one narrated by Rosenblat.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sy Ann Guth 01-25-15
    Sy Ann Guth 01-25-15
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    "Great series"
    What did you love best about Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist?

    Absolutely loved this whole series. Narration was great except for the last book in the series. Loved the locations and the detailed description about the people, customs, and traditions. Mrs. Pollifax character was a delight and loved her. Listened to the series twice through I enjoyed it so much. The narrator was so good, I can't imagine that reading the books would have been nearly as enjoyable.


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    Jan 03-20-13
    Jan 03-20-13 Member Since 2011

    Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    "Like Chocolate"

    As always, a delightful little read that is entertaining and enjoyable. Not a masterpiece but a delicious way to distract oneself.

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    Sheila A. Sherwin Michigan, USA 10-21-12
    Sheila A. Sherwin Michigan, USA 10-21-12 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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    "Cute"

    This addition to the Mrs. Pollifax adventures is more modern than the previous books. Since the Cold War has ended, she now goes to Jordan for Carstairs, on what is supposed to be a simple mission. But it is never simple when Mrs. Pollifax is involved, and she finds herself trying to outwit two groups of bad guys, making friends who help her accomplish her mission, and, best of all, making Saddam Hussein's life difficult! As usual, the narration by Barbara Rosenblat is excellent, though the story is pretty absurd. That is part of its charm, and I love a story that makes me laugh. This story can stand alone, but you will want to download and read her other adventures after reading this one!

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 05-08-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 05-08-16 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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    "An enjoyable read"

    Emily Pollifax has gone to Jordan. A great twist and turn story with our favorite Farrell. Modern and still relevant considering the many changes in the Middle East.

    Emily is still Emily. Farrell still calls her Duchess.

    I love the narrator and she is really good at enunciation. I'm always amazed by the descriptions of locations and local life. Very well researched for these reasons. A light, yet energized, mystery with a positive attitude. Thank you, Dorothy Gilman. Thank you Barbara Rosenblat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karyl Carlson Mt. Angel, OR USA 10-13-15
    Karyl Carlson Mt. Angel, OR USA 10-13-15

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    "I Love Mrs Polifax"

    The idea of an older woman joining the CIA really tickles my fancy and so I set out to listen to all of the Mrs. Pollifax series in order. What fun it has been! I mostly prefer to listen to audio books while driving, and Mrs. Pollifax keeps me awake and alert.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen Anthony Wyoming 10-08-12
    Ellen Anthony Wyoming 10-08-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Mrs. Pollifax at her best. Barbara Rosenblat, too"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elise 09-02-16
    Elise 09-02-16
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    "What you'd expect"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    It was a nice reprieve from my normal espionage


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No big surprise - pretty typical of series


    Any additional comments?

    Love Barbara Rosenblatt - such an excellent narrator. Heard her first as Amelia Peabody - what fun.

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    Joyce 04-01-16
    Joyce 04-01-16
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    "Love these books!"

    I love the Mrs. Pollifax series. The way the story always has a great little twist in the end, always a treat. Nobody narrates better than Barbara Rosenblatt. She makes you forget she is but one voice!

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    ButterflyRose 03-07-16
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    "Always enjoy the Mrs Pollifax books"
    What made the experience of listening to Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist the most enjoyable?

    The narrator. Barbara Rosenblat brings Mrs. Pollifax to life and also does the other characters voices very well.


    Any additional comments?

    This was not the most interesting Mrs Pollifax book, but it was an ok listen. John Sebastian Farrel is back again in this book as a repeat character. I think that what I did not like was that there were no other interesting side characters in this novel.Usually, there a lots of engaging characters that Mrs. Pollifax befriends on her spy travels.

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