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!
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 tried this genre out. I normally like young main characters but I thought when I saw this that would give this a try. While decent enough it was not s great as many reviewers say it is, f
I would. I know that others have not liked the darker tone of this book as compared to the other novels, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Well maybe not on the edge of my seat but it did hold my attention.
Mrs. Polifax is always the main attraction!
Not really, I got through it in about a week.
The only issue I have after "reading" 7 books in the series, is that Gilman is great at the set up, the characters and story, but it always feels rushed at the end.
Live in old mining town that was built in the late 1800's. Whole town is historically registered. Bisbee, AZ is at 6000 feet.
She's a pro now and this case takes all her skill and guts to survive.
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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