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Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish | [Dorothy Gilman]

Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish

All Mrs. Pollifax has to do is help a bumbling CIA agent confirm the identities of seven undercover informants in Morocco. A simple assignment. But right away, things go wrong. The first informant is murdered just after Mrs. P. identifies him in Fez. Worse, she has the frightening sensation that her associate is not who or what he says he is.
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All Mrs. Pollifax has to do is help a bumbling CIA agent confirm the identities of seven undercover informants in Morocco. A simple assignment. But right away, things go wrong. The first informant is murdered just after Mrs. P. identifies him in Fez. Worse, she has the frightening sensation that her associate is not who or what he says he is.

©1990 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1995 Recorded Books

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    Coffee Lover Huntsville, AL 12-05-12
    Coffee Lover Huntsville, AL 12-05-12 Member Since 2004
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    "Mrs. Pollifax rules!"
    What did you love best about Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish?

    While I have read all of the hard-copy books in this series, Barbara Rosenblat's narration (as always) gives these titles a life of their own. I love the fact that each of these books takes place in a different part of the world (obviously well-researched) so even if the heroine is an American housewife, the stories take on an exotic flavor that is both interesting and light-hearted. In fact, the whole premise of a middle-aged woman becoming a CIA spy is so goofy as to make Mrs. Pollifax irresistible.


    What other book might you compare Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish to and why?

    My all time Audible favorites which are in the same vein are: 1) Elizabeth Peters books (only those narrated by Ms Rosenblat) which I have listened to multiple, multiple times-to include Amelia Peabody Emerson, Vickie Bliss and Jacqueline Kirby, 2) Lauren Willig's Pink Carnation series (beautifully narrated by Kate Reading), and 3) Rhys Bowen's Royal Spyness series (also listened to more than once and incomparably narrated by Kate Kellgren). All of these titles have a similar combination of humor, occasional romance, and suspense that make them worthy of hearing again and again.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Barbara Rosenblat is my favorite narrator so I always enjoy her performances but I have to admit to loving those she does with a British accent, i.e., Amelia Peabody Emerson) the most. Her character delineation is without equal in my experience.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No - If I enjoy a book, I want to stretch out the experience.


    Any additional comments?

    A really good listen - well worth a credit!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 10-19-12
    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 10-19-12 Member Since 2010

    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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    "Mrs. Pollifax rides again!"

    Mrs, Pollifax heads to Morocco on another assignment for Carstairs. But then, something happens that hasn't happened before - Mrs. P HATES the agent she is assigned to help. With good reason, as it turns out. But, with a little help from her (new) friends, Mrs. Pollifax completes her mission with her usual flair. No hats in this one, but she does get to wear a veil!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Missouri Ozarks 03-18-13
    Amazon Customer Missouri Ozarks 03-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful as always"

    In the continuing adventures of our Emily, this is as much fun as all the others.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal DANDRIDGE, TN, United States 03-26-13
    Crystal DANDRIDGE, TN, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Fantastic listen!"
    What made the experience of listening to Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish the most enjoyable?

    I loved the story, the vivid descriptions of Morocco and Mrs. Rosenblat's fabulous variety of voices. Very captivating.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first and I'm excited to buy all of the series.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No.


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    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 12-06-13
    Joan saskatoon, sk, Canada 12-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "With Mrs. Pollifax you get what you paid for."

    Although it is predictable, the likeable Mrs Pollifax keeps me getting this series. They always come out right!

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    "Entertaining"

    If you have read the previous Mrs. Pollifax books this continues in a similar vein, but can be listened to as a stand alone book. It is a plausible, if slightly farfetched, story but no less enjoyable for that. It is well read by Barbara Rosenblat. I have listened to books just because they are read by her and have never been disappointed.

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