Emily’s tranquil domesticity with new husband Cyrus is interrupted when she is called to Hong Kong in pursuit of a vanished agent.
©1985 Dorothy Gilman (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC
I probably would not listen again, although I enjoyed it the first time. I rarely listen to books a second time anyway, but this was a more somber book than the others in the series, and I'd rather move on.
Certain parts were a little too realistic this time around
Always love Barbara Rosenblat. She does such a great job with the characters. In fact, I often search for books that have been read by her, and have found new authors due to her fun performances.
It was definitely the audio equivalent of a page-turner!
I was influenced by another reader's comment about the book being "darker" than the others, and was hesitant to listen to this one, since the series started out as very "light." However, I'm very glad I did read it. It added some depth to Mrs. Polifax's character, and while parts of it were not what I chose this series to hear, I'm very much looking forward to listening to the next in the series.
It had to happen. Mrs. Pollifax gets in deeper in this book and the story is darker. It is still an excellent story, but a bit more realistic than the rest. An agent's life is a perilous one.
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!
This Mrs. Pollifax adventure is based on the prospect of the return of Hong Kong to the Chinese in 1997, and is an almost eerie precursor of life in the 21st century, with fears of terrorists launching widespread attacks on entire cities. But Mrs. Pollifax is a match even for terrorists! Well-written, though not as cozy as most of this series. Mrs. P endures torture this time, and it isn't pretty. But she prevails, as usual. A bit more serious, but still has laugh-out-loud moments. Worth your credit!
This is such a fun series it is clean and full of fun. The situations that you find the main character in are quite entertaining and if you like an elderly widow that turns into a spy and all the adventures that she goes on you will enjoy this book, this is very entertaining and fun and I hope you enjoy this book as much as me and my husband have.
These are a really entertaining series of books and this one is no exception. Barbara Rosenblat does a terrific job of reading and Mrs. Pollifax is a great character.
This old lady kicks butt! A very entertaining character, intelligent, creative and likeable. These books are like candy. I'm going to listen to every one of them.
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.
This has been the saddest tale of the whole series to this point. There are a few deaths and while not overly graphic in description they are witnessed. For this reason, this book may not be suitable for very young or very sensitive. Otherwise I have found this series to be a good family production.
Mrs Pollifax is married in this book and her husband even joins this party. I like Cyrus a lot.
I can't get enough of Dorothy Gilman's most beloved spy! The only let down are the words "The End ".
I always enjoy Barbara Rosenblat's narration. Even though the last few chapters of this book were a bit too realistic and violent for me, I did enjoy the book. Especially the return of favorite characters from previous books.
I would not recommend this particular book to anyone that does not like dark or violent images. Mrs Pollifax does get tortured at the end of this book and for that reason I would not listen to this book again.
She reads the voice of Mrs. Pollifax perfectly. I cannot imagine anyone else narrating this series.
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