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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I love how real the characters felt to me. I adore how warm and charming Mrs. Pollifax and Farrell are. Also Barbara Rosenblat is one of my favorite audiobook performers. Her voices are amazing and add so much to how real the characters come across as being.
Mrs. Pollifax is my favorite. I just love how she approaches life and adversity with such a curious, positive, and caring attitude.
I've listened to the whole Mrs. Pollifax series and I love her performances in all of them. I believe I've listened to her in something else as well but I can't recall how I felt about that performance.
This book always makes me laugh and leaves me with a smile on my face for days. This is not the first or second time I've listened to this series. I used to borrow them from the library years ago but the quality of the cassette tapes (yes that long ago) was pretty bad sometimes and when they started switching their collection to CDs they were almost immediately scratched up. I love the audible version instead because it is soooo much less frustrating once I got the software all sorted out.
RETIRED & LOVING IT.
YES. THIS IS A GREAT MYSTERY WHICH MAKES YOU SO HAPPY TO HAVE TAKEN THE CHANCE AND BOUGHT A BOOK YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT. I KNOW THE AUTHOR IS GOOD, I WAS KIND OF PUT OFF BY THE TITLE AND THE FIRST CHAPTER WAS RATHER SLOW.
THE GREAT STAMINA OF MRS. POLIFAX AND HER LOVELY QUICK MIND.
MRS. POLLIFAX. A HARD JOB TO SPEAK WITH WHAT YOU TAKE FOR AN EIGHTY YEAR OLD WOMAN. BARBARA ROSENBLAT IS AN ACCOMPLISHED NARRATOR, I HAVE YET TO FIND A BOOK SHE HAS READ, THAT GOES AWRAY.
NO, I COULD WAIT FOR 2 OR 3 DAYS TO GET IT ALL LISTENED TOO. WHILE THE STORY LINE WAS GOOD IT WAS NOT RIVETING.
THE NARRATOR, MADE THIS BOOK COME ALIVE AND BE ENJOYABLE. THANKS BARBARA.
I do not have the time I would like to sit and read a book. So I now just order audiable books. I wanted something light to read. So I ordered the first in the series. Then, a month or so later I ordered the second in the series. Found both quite enjoyable.
It was nice story and kept me interested
Her voice is very easy to listen to
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, you will never see her coming
I would recommend this series to anyone who want a light mystery.
I like to read stories about dogs, mysteries that are a little but humorous, stories about relationships that are not too explicate, Christian fiction and stories revolving around knitting and quilting.
This series one of my all time favorites! The story captured me from the start. When I finished this book I immediately purchase the test of the series.
In the beginning of the book... How she was "recruited".
Barbara performance was very good. To me she is Mrs. Pollifax.
I like the relationship between Mrs Pollifax and the guards.
If you enjoyed the Her Royal Spyness series, you will enjoy Mrs. Pollifax too!
The narrator and the plot.
Exciting but not too gruesome.
The unknown prisoner commandeering the car.
And you thought the golden years are boring.
The story was charming, and yes, unexpected. Well written, with well developed characters and unexpected depth.
Barbara Rosenplat is a great performer, with a very pleasant voice, and careful attention to the characters. You can always recognize who's speaking, and well - she just sounds great!
I accept a bargain of three books for the price of one. But may be I could reread it in some time.
The happy ending
The remorse of Mrs Pollifax for having killed a man
No, it was clear for me that all was fictioned
It is an interesting reading in which you can not stop, waiting for more action.
Mrs. Pollifax has stuck in a corner of my brain since I read The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax in the 60s. This was a fun listen.
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