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
Dog lover & book addict.
Yes, if you want a lighter spy book, this is a good one.
This is one of her better ones. Good voices.
This book is light and kinda funny. Its a bit slow in parts, but if you can hang through those, you'll end up liking the book overall.
I love books, writing, writers....these are my favorite things. I never have to stop learning! Have a lot to learn still.
I loved it there was no struggle to finish it I read long ago. the narrator was beyond excellent and they can't wait to get the next one and start on it sometimes going back to old things are wonderful especially when you have a great narrator it was fun to read and even more fun to listen to thanks audible
An "unexpected" pleasure, the characters were charming and imaginative. Some of the situations were a bit unbelievable, but the story is interesting and captures the attention well. Very light-hearted for a spy novel full of international intrigue.
Flight attendant. Love to "read" while I'm walking.
This was my first in this series but certainly won't be my last. A wonderful character and as unbelievable as she was, she was convincing in her escapades.
Ms. Rosenblat's performance is greatly improved since the Amelia Peabody series. I was a tad worried however her reading has not taken away from or distracted the story. well done.
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.
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