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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Audiobook
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
Written by: 
Dorothy Gilman
Narrated by: 
Barbara Rosenblat
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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    Sharon 02-25-16
    Sharon 02-25-16

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    "delightful"

    great narration wonderful plot very well developed characters and such a delightful story must read

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    Dianne 02-17-16
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    "Mrs. Pollifax is amazing and so is narrator"

    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.

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    Tamara Duchesne, UT, United States 02-15-16
    Tamara Duchesne, UT, United States 02-15-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Clever story! Awesome writing!"

    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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    Gail B 02-13-16
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    "jaunty light hearted spy spoof."

    Loved it, light hearted, spy spoof steeped in 60s nostalgia. Couldn't stop till the end. Barbara Rosenblat gives a fantastic narration.

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    FullOfGratitude 02-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    the story was fun and kept my interest. 50 years later, it is a bit dated, but I loved the fact that a woman in her 60s could be a heroine.

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    Carol United States 02-02-16
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    Thoroughly enjoyed this mystery adventure filled with intriguing details mixed with humor. Delightful characters. Well written and performed.

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    Would you try another book from Dorothy Gilman and/or Barbara Rosenblat?

    Started charming and fun. But in the end it felt dated and just didn't hold up. I gave up and didn't finish.

    The actress was fantastic, but the book just isn't worth it.


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    Maria Isabel LoulePortugal 01-28-16
    Maria Isabel LoulePortugal 01-28-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Such a delightful story :)"

    I've had the best of times listening to this book. The story is fresh and unexpected from beginning to end. The reading is so good that one never fails to know who is who. It has at least a good end as it has a beginning, which is a very rare thing.
    I would recommend this as a first listen to anyone wanting to try Audible. Thank you.

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    beth 01-22-16
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    "Great book!"

    What a fun book! The performance took a wonderfully quirky story and made it terrific!

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    Linda san jose, ca, US 01-22-16
    Linda san jose, ca, US 01-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "a fun read or listen"

    a fun mystery. good characters and several funny moments. is a fun read and I might try the next in the series

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