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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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    Chatelain 11-26-16
    Chatelain 11-26-16 Member Since 2003
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    "Fun book"

    This was a fun book and highly recommended. Very entertaining and I am looking forward to listening to the other books in this series.

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    R. Diaz 11-01-16
    R. Diaz 11-01-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Can't say enough good things about this book"

    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.

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    Jonathan and Mary Kennedy INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 10-15-16
    Jonathan and Mary Kennedy INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 10-15-16 Member Since 2016

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    "a favorite"

    I return to this story. and this recording over and over again. i cannot recommend it too highly

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    tracy 09-21-16
    tracy 09-21-16
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    hilarious, suspenseful, definitely unexpected! never knew what was coming next. hope to read the rest

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    Norris 08-30-16
    Norris 08-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bringing back fond memories!"

    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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    Amanda 08-30-16
    Amanda 08-30-16

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fun old lady!"

    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.

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    Rebecca L. White Dublin, OH 08-27-16
    Rebecca L. White Dublin, OH 08-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "what a delightful listen this was!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to hearing the remainder of the seies

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    Samantha 08-11-16
    Samantha 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Barbara Rosenblat performance makes this great book a superb listening experience"

    Barbara Rosenblat performance makes this great book a superb listening experience. The best reader of any audio book I've ever listened to.

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    Jan United States 07-24-16
    Jan United States 07-24-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A great series!"

    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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    Dillon 07-21-16
    Dillon 07-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "love this story"

    barbara rosenblat does an EXcellent job with all the voices.
    sometimes i forget its only one person!
    wholesome fast paced witty dialogue
    great read

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