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
My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
This was a fun listen. I didn't know it had been made into a movie. Entertaining, good characters and an odd but plausible premise. This champions the notion of old dogs can still learn new tricks.
the written word lover
Yes - A nice escape to how things were back in my young childhood.
Mrs. Pollifax of course
Who would have thought a book from back in the 60s would seem so quaint when listened to today.
Unknowingly I had read the 2nd in this series and wanted to start from the start. This, like the 2nd was thoroughly enjoyable and I plan on reading as many as possible. I hope they are all this fun.
The story of Mrs. Pollifax held me enthralled from beginning to end. All the characters are completely believable. It's an exciting story. The narrator is really good. Even though there are lots of different people, she gave them each their own voice. I highly recommend this book.
The description of this story intrigued me and I wasn't sure what to expect. What a pleasant surprise! The story was interesting but the narrator really sold it. She was fantastic! I look forward to more adventures with Ms. Pollifax.
This book had great reviews so I gave it a try. I must say that I wasn't disappointed. It was really good and so fun to listen to that I found myself listening at work.
Overall, it was just a really good book and a great listening experience. The narrator was excellent with the voices. The story had well developed characters and plot. The heroine, Ms Pollifax, was courageous and bold, but also lovable and fun. The story moved at a good pace. Honestly, the premise of the story is unrealistic, but made for such an excellent basis for the story. I just thoroughly enjoyed the adventure and can't wait for more.
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