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
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!
Thoroughly enjoyed this mystery adventure filled with intriguing details mixed with humor. Delightful characters. Well written and performed.
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.
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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