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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Audiobook

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.
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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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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    definitely. it was a fun jaunt with an woman looking to put some spice into her golden years. had heard of her, one reason I chose to add this one into my library for long rides back and forth to work. reader was great, fit Mrs. P just right and did male voices well.


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    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 01-09-16
    P. J. Zannini Charlotte, NC USA 01-09-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Unexpectedly Delighted"

    I was hoping the novel would be ok, but I was surprised. The delightful "callbacks" to the time of the writing, the charm of the character and the realism (within the realm) of the story certainly did make my introduction to Mrs. Virgil Polifax an unexpected treat.

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    diane daniels manning 01-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Dated but fun"

    Material is very dated from the sixties but good job with an amusing lead character.

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    Pat 01-05-16
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    Unexpectedly enjoyable. Descriptive but not excessive. Colorful characters. Female narrator very good. For female audience.

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    Betsy King 01-05-16
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    It was nerve racking with a lot of suspense and laugh out loud fun. You must read this one.

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    "An old book with an old story"

    I didn't notice when I bought the book that it is that old, noting so would have stopped me from buying it. this does not mean that the performance is bad nor the story, it rather means that a book written in the 60s would never be new to someone reading it in 2016. None the less an enjoyable read to remind us what our grandfathers and grandmother's used to write and read.

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    "Thoroughly entertaining. Couldn't wait to finish. "

    Quite enjoyable. The development of characters and their relationships was done nicely. Ready for the next book.

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    Ashley Montoya 01-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    This was an unexpected find during an Audible sale. It is definitely worth the time and the money.

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    "Pollifax is no Nancy Drew"

    If you enjoy modern spy novels, this will really disappoint you. Plot, characters, and setting are silly and contrived, with comic book implausibilty.

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    Amazon Customer Centerville OHIO 01-01-16
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    "a wonderful story"

    I couldn't put it down. Narrative was excellent. Already purchased the next book.

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