We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax | [Dorothy Gilman]

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.
Regular Price:$24.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. This first in the series sends Emily on her first case after she successfully persuades a skeptical CIA recruitment officer that she is the best person for the job.

©1970 Dorothy Gilman (P)1989 Recorded Books, LLC

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (1354 )
5 star
 (644)
4 star
 (471)
3 star
 (166)
2 star
 (48)
1 star
 (25)
Overall
4.2 (1190 )
5 star
 (556)
4 star
 (410)
3 star
 (164)
2 star
 (41)
1 star
 (19)
Story
4.5 (1188 )
5 star
 (756)
4 star
 (312)
3 star
 (87)
2 star
 (19)
1 star
 (14)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Noteworthy Cody, WY 82414 01-20-15
    Noteworthy Cody, WY 82414 01-20-15 Member Since 2010

    Noteworthy

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Improbable makes it fun!"

    Cross Jane Marple with an American widow and the CIA during the Cold War and you have Mrs Pollifax. This elderly widow volunteers for a job as a spy because her life seems to have no purpose, and is soon very far over her head but determined to do the right thing if it kills her (it comes close but doesn't). An enjoyable romp with an unlikely heroine in nasty circumstances.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Paulette Shewfelt 01-17-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An American English cozy written by a Canadian!"

    The firdt, not the best, but somewhat necessary to all of the rest, which once the premise has been set, are stand alone and do not need to be read in order

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Coast6wa 01-13-15
    Coast6wa 01-13-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Engaging and fun"

    Mrs Polifax is my new favourite sky/detective heroin. Her attitude and use of her life experience is refreshing and sometimes surprising. I had a smile on my face through the whole book and enjoyed it immensely. Can't wait to "read" the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sarah Bystedt 01-09-15 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "An Unexpected Find :)"

    I actually laughed out loud numerous times listening to this book. I can't say what in particular I loved most about the characters, but I know that, thanks to the charm and wit with which they were written, they will stay with me for a good long time.
    The last act started to drag on a bit for me, but she managed to add interesting touches to it until the characters FINALLY found some relief.
    Maybe the plot won't win any awards, but with the humour and the occasionally touching moment sprinkled throughout, it was easily one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a while.
    Also, Barbara Rosenblat will now be the new bar for mature female sleuths in my mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Megapixelady 01-07-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    44
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Two thumbs up for Mrs. Pollifax!!"

    I really enjoyed listening to 'The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax'. I especially like the narrator Barbara Rosenblatt. I'm just sorry that she didn't narrate the last book in the series. I've listened to the series several times and plan to do so in the future.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Susan 01-05-15
    Susan 01-05-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    112
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    85
    81
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Narration was the best part"

    So completely far fetched it was hard to believe a second book was written...much less a series of them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Landauer 01-04-15
    C. Landauer 01-04-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "fun.. made me laugh. i want to hear others"

    i want to listen to the one i the series very soon. i hope they are just as good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert 12-07-14
    Robert 12-07-14

    I'm Robert's wife, a retired physician and homeschool mom whose grown kids now love history, literature, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction

    HELPFUL VOTES
    62
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    48
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "a dream come true!"

    This was great! I'm a woman in my 50s and I could really resonate with this character and her dreams. A fantastic mix of spy thriller, humor, and something ineffably touching. My daughter and her husband love it as much as I do, and they are less than half my age. I'll listen to them all!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Cook 11-18-14
    C. Cook 11-18-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    10
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "light hearted romp!"

    Lots of fun; delightful premise. What a lark of a listen! Fantastical, but you enjoy the journey anyway!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 11-07-14
    Rio Delta Wild Harlingen, TX 11-07-14 Member Since 2004

    I enjoy mysteries, NOT thrillers, contemporary fiction, especially about diverse cultures, and sometimes history, if it doesn't involve too many dates. I often listen to a book multiple times, discovering unnoticed details in the retelling.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    159
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    175
    95
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    13
    6
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Entirely amazing! Wonderfully inventive!"

    Yes, Mrs. Pollifax was definitely unexpected, continually and wonderfully. This is a fun read, although Mrs. Pollifax is often having the very opposite of fun. I love this author and will probably read many of her titles. The narration is excellent!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 51-60 of 115 results PREVIOUS156712NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.