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The Clairvoyant Countess Audiobook

The Clairvoyant Countess

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of the famous Mrs. Pollifax series comes another delightfully eccentric and sage female sleuth - the exotic Madame Karitska. Although she is a genuine countess, Marina Elena Provovnitchek Gaylord Von Domm Karitska is foremost a psychic. When one of her clients turns up dead, Madame Karitska makes the acquaintance of Detective-Lieutenant Pruden, and an uncanny partnership is born. Madame Karitska forms images with the psychic vibrations she picks up from personal objects. Her shocking visions are at odds with outward appearances and Detective Pruden finds it difficult to believe in them. But as Madame Karitska uses her amazing powers to help him solve case after dangerous case, even the skeptic becomes convinced. With The Clairvoyant Countess, Dorothy Gilman has used her own amazing powers to create a character who is both awe-inspiring and lovable. Ruth Ann Phimister’s keen sense of timing and characterization let you too believe in the wonder that is Madame Karitska.

©1975 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1999 Recorded Books

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    John S. Seattle, WA United States 05-03-15
    John S. Seattle, WA United States 05-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Sorry the sequel's not available"

    This one had been sitting on my Audible purchased shelf for a while so thought I'd tackle it. Interesting protagonist, and well-crafted stories, and one that might be better heard than read as the narrator does a good job with the voice of Madame Karitsa. Since the sequel isn't available as an audiobook, I've ordered a print copy. Written in the 60's, so folks call from pay phones with urgent messages, as well as mention of a guest bring a "portable television set" to a party for a special viewing (Madame doesn't own one herself).

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    S. Hickman Phoenix, Az USA 04-24-13
    S. Hickman Phoenix, Az USA 04-24-13 Member Since 2006

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    "enjoyed this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Clairvoyant Countess the most enjoyable?

    The main character Mme Karitska is a bit unusual, but very likeable. I enjoyed her method of approaching a problem and the humanness she exhibited in helping others resolve their problems.


    Any additional comments?

    Would like to see more books about Mme Karitska.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    MerylB 05-29-15
    MerylB 05-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very very Cozy"

    First off: WHY exactly is there no "Cozy" subcategory for mysteries in Audible???? Makes me very cranky. I do go outside the genre but there are times that only an actual cozy will do. Have written Audible to suggest they correct this oversight but so far no go. Perhaps others could do the same (hint hint)?

    Now, to the book: charming and light, not a real mystery but more like a string of stories with many of the same characters and a bit of an overall arc. Not brilliant or evocative or fabulous writing, but totally the mystery version of comfort food, sweet and soothing, without being too hard to digest. Exactly what you'd expect from Dorothy Gilman, bless her soul.

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    Kathy 03-08-15
    Kathy 03-08-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Good, but not as good as Mrs. Polifax"

    I didn't enjoy this as much as Dorothy Gilman's Mrs Polifax novels, but it was good enough that I'm sure I will read others.

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    Christine Cameron 08-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Lots of twists and turns, insights into resilience"

    Depth and courage of characters and how usually they sit next to us, if looking!

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    LCNanny 08-16-16
    LCNanny 08-16-16
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    "Exactly what one would expect from Ms Gilman"
    Where does The Clairvoyant Countess rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Average with a plus: it is a good listen, pacing is steady, the story line is dynamic and the characters are endearing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DonnaS 05-26-16
    DonnaS 05-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I love Dorothy Gilman's writing style!"

    I have read all of her books now. Nice, simple - yet deep meanings on many levels.

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    M. Chesapeake, VA, United States 05-25-16
    M. Chesapeake, VA, United States 05-25-16 Member Since 2013

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    "what a great author!"

    Love a Dorothy Gilman book and this one does not disappoint! entertaining, interesting. a good listen!

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    Bonita Exeter, CA, USA 05-22-16
    Bonita Exeter, CA, USA 05-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing"

    This book did not grab me. I'm 15 minutes until the end and I still am dissatisfied. This reader doesn't have the range to do both men and women, in my opinion. it's my second listen after the Mrs. Polifax series which I LOVED. Thales Folly and A Nun in the Closet both equally as entertaining with great characters. I am not enamored with any of the characters of this book, at all. The story is all over the place and I'm still not sure what's going on. My opinion is give this one a pass.


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    Lois Kelly 01-18-16
    Lois Kelly 01-18-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Good stories, poor recording?"
    What made the experience of listening to The Clairvoyant Countess the most enjoyable?

    Fun stories, but unless one listens for periods of time, it is difficult to realize these stories are linked.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dorothy Gilman before, how does this one compare?

    I prefer the continuity of Mrs. Polifax stories


    Did Ruth Ann Phimister do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    The reader was good. She has a rich voice and is good with accents and pacing


    Any additional comments?

    I believe the problem might have been technical. The recording was not smooth. I had to rewind to get segments to make sense.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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