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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Audiobook
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
Written by: 
Dorothy Gilman
Narrated by: 
Barbara Rosenblat
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Audiobook

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

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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

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    Virgie Sterling, CO, United States 03-24-16
    Virgie Sterling, CO, United States 03-24-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Re-name : MURDER SHE WROTE"
    What disappointed you about The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax?

    I did not expect it to be such a Pollyanna story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dorothy Gilman again?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was totally fine. In fact, was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a nice story for someone who wants a simple read which has all the pieces fit together perfectly and sweetly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Toni T. Chesapeake, VA 03-19-16
    Toni T. Chesapeake, VA 03-19-16 Member Since 2013

    Lover of books and reading with a newfound appreciation for audiobooks...for a number of reasons!

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    "Engaging Story"

    This was a thoroughly interesting read. I enjoyed the story's plot and the narration. Though categorized as a mystery, this is not a stereotypical "whodunit," nor is it "chick lit" disguised as a mystery with a corny food or shopping theme. Mrs. Pollifax is certainly unexpected in her role, but she adds to, rather than detracts from, the matter at hand. The supporting characters are just as intriguing. Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent narrator and changes characters with ease. I believe I would enjoy this book as much if I read it myself, but Rosenblat certainly makes it more engaging with her reading. I look forward to reading more books from this series!

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    Michelle Brodie 03-18-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Simply Delightful!"
    Where does The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Mrs. Pollifax Books are light and easy to listen to, full of humor, fun, and intrigue. Now, Mrs. Pollifax has a true later life purpose far beyond just "volunteering" in some "Women's League"! She is helping her Country!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole Shauklas PORTLAND, OR, US 03-16-16
    Nicole Shauklas PORTLAND, OR, US 03-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Quality read"

    This was a great book. I love detective and mystery storylines. It's hard to find these without a lot of profanity, extreme violence, and sex. The unexpected Mrs pollifax manages to deliver a suspenseful and entertaining story without all of that. It's one you could listen to with your grandma and not be embarrassed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy 03-14-16
    Judy 03-14-16
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    "An old gal with lots of guts!"

    Such a fun and exciting story. OK, a little crazy. What a pleasure to listen to. Barbara Rosenblat always brings a book to life. I'll be getting the next book in the series!

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    Debbie D 03-13-16
    Debbie D 03-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Unexpected!"

    The title of this book is perfect! It was completely unexpected. It was somewhat like a grown up storybook. The story was entertaining and relaxing. It reminded me of my third grad teacher reading aloud to my class.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roxanne Dodge Jackson, NH USA 03-12-16
    Roxanne Dodge Jackson, NH USA 03-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This story was a lot of fun to listen to, I found myself laughing and enjoying this old school spy story where everyone is still civil to some degree, even the bad guys, and everything turns out well in the end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax?

    The overall character of Mrs. Pollifax is fun as she is so pragmatic and unruffled.


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

    No, and I enjoyed this narrator, she was perfect for the telling of this story.


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

    Yes, I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to take a break.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a fun read if you're looking for the lighter side of spy thriller.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GSDNH NH 03-10-16
    GSDNH NH 03-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great fun!"

    Barbara Rosenblat did her usual amazing job of bringing Mrs. Pollifax and the other quirky characters in this book to life. Lots of good laughs. I was thoroughly entertained.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 03-01-16
    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 03-01-16 Member Since 2014

    Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history

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    "Entrancing spy story with some charming characters"

    All too short, the book was an excellent read from beginning to end. I practically listened to the entire thing in a single session.

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    cyndyloowhoo 02-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a blast from the past"

    excellent narration. heartwarming story with a good mix of adventure. Story has enough intrigue to keep you listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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