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've always been a fan of the Mrs. Pollifax novels. I borrowed them from my mother when I was a little girl.
Mrs. Pollifax is a wonderful, charming woman flawed in all the right ways to make her absolutely endearing. I just couldn't stop listening! I breezed through the entire recording in just a couple of days.
The voices of the narrator are wonderfully varied as well. I forgot by the end of the novel that there was only one person reading this. It's a worldly novel, dealing with foreign lands and spies, and she gets the accents spot on. I was very impressed!
If you're looking for a hidden gem with a strong feminine lead, lots of humor and witty quips, and a good narrator, I couldn't recommend this book more.
I return to this story. and this recording over and over again. i cannot recommend it too highly
We were so happy to find Mrs. Pollifax on audiobooks. She kept our family enthralled on road trips for many years when our children were young. Now we can share them with our granddaughter.
Barbara Rosenbladt does a wonderful job of bringing each character to life.
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I loved this book! Mrs. Pollifax is adorable and funny not to mention one tough cookie! I was curious as to how they were going to pull off a little old lady becoming a spy just because, but it worked. I will definitely continue the series.
Barbara Rosenblat performance makes this great book a superb listening experience. The best reader of any audio book I've ever listened to.
The first of the adventures of Emily Pollifax, temporary CIA courier.
A novel written in an earlier age of minimal communication technology, and a different view of who were allies and what ism was viewed as a threat.
Hired by the spymaster at her own request and due to a mixup when he was needing a courier, she starts off on a simple errand. But it goes fubar rather quickly, and the danger, action, and adventure begin!
A rather quick and brain-grabbing read, it also stands the reread test with ease.
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