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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Such a fun and exciting story. OK, a little crazy. What a pleasure to listen to. Barbara Rosenblat always brings a book to life. I'll be getting the next book in the series!
The title of this book is perfect! It was completely unexpected. It was somewhat like a grown up storybook. The story was entertaining and relaxing. It reminded me of my third grad teacher reading aloud to my class.
This story was a lot of fun to listen to, I found myself laughing and enjoying this old school spy story where everyone is still civil to some degree, even the bad guys, and everything turns out well in the end.
The overall character of Mrs. Pollifax is fun as she is so pragmatic and unruffled.
No, and I enjoyed this narrator, she was perfect for the telling of this story.
Yes, I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to take a break.
It's a fun read if you're looking for the lighter side of spy thriller.
Barbara Rosenblat did her usual amazing job of bringing Mrs. Pollifax and the other quirky characters in this book to life. Lots of good laughs. I was thoroughly entertained.
Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history
All too short, the book was an excellent read from beginning to end. I practically listened to the entire thing in a single session.
I had to verify on Audible that there was only one reader for this book, Barbara Rosenblat, so convincing was she with the numerous male and female characters and accents. It is a fun and fast moving story with senior citizen Mrs. P.'s new life as an international "courier" following many unpredicable paths and predicaments, out of which she cleverly manages to beguile and entrap her enemies at the same time. A delightful listen.
Clever story! Nice plot and awesome adventure for Mrs. Pollifax! I recommend this book if you want a mystery that is different from the same ol' blood and guts books. Entertaining and it draws you in to see what happens next! Fantastic narration!
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