A relaxing holiday in Thailand turns into a nightmare when Emily loses Cyrus to kidnappers.
©1988 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1993 Recorded Books
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!
Once again, Emily Pollifax has a simple mission for Carstairs, just a simple addition to her planned vacation to Thailand with her husband Cyrus Reed. But things go wrong immediately when Cyrus is abducted, and Mrs. P goes after him. Many interesting twists in this adventure, and new friends made, as well as old friends found.
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.
Married almost half a century! Where did the time go?
Of course! So entertaining, never dull ( to me anyway) Mrs. Polifax is a few years younger than I am and I love her get up and go..
I would compare it to the 6 other Mrs. Polifax books I have read this month. I know the author started writing this wonderful stories in the late sixties, a time period I can indentify with. I even bought 3 extra credits so I can continue reading Dorothy Gilman's books.
They are all good and very entertaining!
Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent reader. I have put other series she has narrated in my wish list.
I really liked this detour into some other characters at Langley.
This one is like the first in immediate change of plans, physical challenges and resourcefulness.
Ms. Gilman enjoys, more and more each book, the opportunity to explore another culture with her readers.
Dorothy Gillman continues to impress with her stories of Mrs. Pollifax. And Barbara Rosenblat's rendition of each character is superb. Her linguistic talent is amazing. One can hear each character speak and know who is speaking before the story confirms it just by Barbara's focus on tone, dialect, pitch, resonance. I won't take a trip without Mrs. Pollifax helping while away the miles!!
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.
Drugs and spies and government involvement, this book whisks us off to Thailand and the adjustments of a war torn, and yet to recover, area. This book, and the previous book in the series, are the most time identifiable books yet. Barbara Rosenblat is a fantastic narrator. Good for older kids and the rest of the family.
Barbara Rosenblat's narration is wonderful. I really enjoy her voice.
That is was the usual style of spy adventure that I have come to expect from Mrs. P.
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