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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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    Judy 03-14-16
    Judy 03-14-16
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    "An old gal with lots of guts!"

    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!

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    Debbie D 03-13-16
    Debbie D 03-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Unexpected!"

    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.

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    Roxanne Dodge Jackson, NH USA 03-12-16
    Roxanne Dodge Jackson, NH USA 03-12-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax?

    The overall character of Mrs. Pollifax is fun as she is so pragmatic and unruffled.


    Have you listened to any of Barbara Rosenblat’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, and I enjoyed this narrator, she was perfect for the telling of this story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to take a break.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a fun read if you're looking for the lighter side of spy thriller.

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    GSDNH NH 03-10-16
    GSDNH NH 03-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great fun!"

    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.

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    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 03-01-16
    Matt Ranlett Atlanta Georgia 03-01-16 Member Since 2014

    Husband, father of 2, and a software developer moving slowly and unsteadily into management. I love reading, especially fiction & history

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    "Entrancing spy story with some charming characters"

    All too short, the book was an excellent read from beginning to end. I practically listened to the entire thing in a single session.

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    cyndyloowhoo 02-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "a blast from the past"

    excellent narration. heartwarming story with a good mix of adventure. Story has enough intrigue to keep you listening.

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    Sharon 02-25-16
    Sharon 02-25-16

    Say something about yourself!

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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 Cape May, NJ, United States 02-17-16
    Dianne Cape May, NJ, United States 02-17-16 Member Since 2016
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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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    TamGar 02-15-16
    TamGar 02-15-16

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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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    Andy B 02-13-16
    Andy B 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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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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