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  • Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (757)
    Performance
    (673)
    Story
    (675)

    Posing as a tourist, Emily makes her way to China with the job of protecting a CIA treasure.

    Nancy J says: "Delightful!"
  • The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman

    The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (3688)
    Performance
    (3320)
    Story
    (3321)

    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.

    Barbara says: "Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!"
  • The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman

    The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1679)
    Performance
    (1488)
    Story
    (1487)

    Emily Pollifax is one of a precious few gray-haired female sleuths who solve their cases through unflagging determination, moral courage and wisdom that comes with age. In "The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax", Emily answers the call of that “nice Mr. Carstairs” to go to Istanbul as a courier and search for a missing agent.

    Coffee Lover says: "Wonderful story, perfect narration!"
  • The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman

    The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1086)
    Performance
    (952)
    Story
    (954)

    Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria.

    Nancy J says: "Another Delightful Adventure"
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (605)
    Performance
    (537)
    Story
    (540)

    Emily’s tranquil domesticity with new husband Cyrus is interrupted when she is called to Hong Kong in pursuit of a vanished agent.

    Lisa says: "Not as "light," but still Mrs. Pollifax"
  • A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax | Dorothy Gilman

    A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (803)
    Performance
    (719)
    Story
    (720)

    Emily “vacations” at an opulent Swiss resort in the hope of locating nine pounds of hijacked plutonium intended for an atom bomb.

    Sheila A. Sherwin says: "Cozy mystery, but weak"
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (460)
    Performance
    (405)
    Story
    (409)

    A relaxing holiday in Thailand turns into a nightmare when Emily loses Cyrus to kidnappers.

    Sheila A. Sherwin says: "Mrs. Pollifax to the Rescue!"
  • Mrs. Pollifax on Safari | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (796)
    Performance
    (704)
    Story
    (701)

    A safari expedition in Zambia is the disguise Emily employs in order to locate a professional assassin among her fellow explorers. Along the way, she meets an extraordinary man named Cyrus.

    Got My Book says: "At last!"
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (582)
    Story
    (585)

    All Mrs. Pollifax has to do is help a bumbling CIA agent confirm the identities of seven undercover informants in Morocco. A simple assignment. But right away, things go wrong. The first informant is murdered just after Mrs. P. identifies him in Fez. Worse, she has the frightening sensation that her associate is not who or what he says he is.

    Coffee Lover says: "Mrs. Pollifax rules!"
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief: Mrs. Pollifax, Book 10 | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief: Mrs. Pollifax, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (387)
    Performance
    (341)
    Story
    (339)

    A former CIA operative turned art dealer waits in Italy, wounded and in hiding, for the cavalry. According to his SOS, only Mrs. Pollifax will do....

    Lady M says: "Not As Good As The Others I Read"
  • Mrs. Pollifax Pursued | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax Pursued

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (352)
    Performance
    (322)
    Story
    (319)

    A missing salami leads Mrs. Pollifax to a shocking discovery: a woman is hiding in her house. Even more unsettling is the revelation that ever since the young woman had a chance encounter with the heir to the throne of Ubangiba, she has been followed by deadly hit men. What do these men want?

    Jan says: "Fun change of plot for Mrs P novel"
  • Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (332)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (300)

    Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist whisks the gray-haired agent into a perilous web of intrigue that spreads across the drifting sands of the volatile Middle East. An old CIA friend, Farrell, must collect an inflammatory manuscript smuggled out of Iraq into Jordan. Farrell has a simple request for Emily—provide cover during his trip to Jordan by posing as his fun-loving elderly cousin. But before the plane even lands, danger begins stalking the sprightly Mrs. Pollifax.

    Alice says: "Mrs. Pollifax is my heroine"
  • Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Sharon Williams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (282)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (241)

    Seven weeks ago, a young American woman, Amanda Pym, faced down hijackers on board a flight to the Middle East and saved the lives of more than two hundred passengers. In a blaze of celebrity, she stepped off the plane in Damascus and was whisked away in a waiting car. Since then, NOTHING. The CIA believes she was kidnapped and murdered. Whose plans has the apparently ordinary young woman interfered with? The machinations of the mukhabarat, Syria's dreaded police?

    Kindle Customer says: "Not the performance we are used to hearing."
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (316)
    Story
    (316)

    Emily Pollifax accompanies her young friend Kadi back to Africa, where a mutual friend is to be crowned king of his small country. But when several people are slashed by murderous lion claws and Kadi disappears, Mrs. Pollifax must begin a perilous investigation. Fortunately for all, staunch determination and polished karate skills are on her side.

    Vicki Fox says: "I must not be smarter than the average bear..."
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    Overall
    (129)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (82)

    The one and only Mrs. Emily Pollifax is a part-time CIA operative and full-time garden-clubbing grandmother from New Jersey. In this adventure, she is off to the Sicilian countryside on a daring mission to rescue John Sebastian Farrell, a former CIA comrade, who was shot while trying to track down a document that allegedly bears the signature of Julius Caesar.

    Jackie says: "Great Story-Wrong Narrator"
  • Thale's Folly | Dorothy Gilman

    Thale's Folly

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    Overall
    (116)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    Andrew Thale is not exactly thrilled when his overbearing father sends him on an errand to assess the property inherited from an eccentric aunt. Andrew is intrigued though, when he finds the house fully occupied. Its odd and interesting residents have a calming effect on him, especially the beautiful young woman named Tarragon. But his arrival seems to have set a series of mysterious events into motion. Narrator John McDonough’s engaging performance lets you share in the excitement and camaraderie.

    Bex says: "Excellent Story and Narration!"
  • Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (59)

    In response to a desperate SOS, Kadi Hopkirk flies to the African country of Ubangiba, where her childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. Mrs. Pollifax, reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger, crashes the party.

    Steven says: "I miss Babara Rosenblat"
  • Mrs. Pollifax Pursued | Dorothy Gilman

    Mrs. Pollifax Pursued

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By multivoice
    Overall
    (111)
    Performance
    (78)
    Story
    (75)

    Kadi Hopkirk has been hiding in Mrs. Pollifax's junk closet for two days. Kadi spills out an improbable story - that since a chance meeting with a childhood friend she has been followed by persons unknown in a sinister van. A little experiment on Mrs. P's part proves at least this part of the story correct. What began as a dash for safety and a call for help expands into an assignment that leads to hair-trigger violence in exotic places.

    Mallory says: "NOTE THE DIFFERENT NARRATOR!"
  • Caravan | Dorothy Gilman

    Caravan

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Roslyn Alexander
    Overall
    (77)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    Caressa Horvath, raised in the corrupting atmosphere of a traveling carnival, marries an anthropologist named Jacob Bowman, who takes her on a journey to North Africa. Jacob gets himself killed by a band of Bedouin who spare Caressa’s life. The only one of her party left alive, Caressa is forced to join the caravan on a harrowing journey across the African desert.

    Linda Lou says: "GREAT WRITER - FANTASTIC VOYAGES!!!"
  • The Clairvoyant Countess | Dorothy Gilman

    The Clairvoyant Countess

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Ruth Ann Phimister
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (103)

    From the best-selling author of the famous Mrs. Pollifax series comes another delightfully eccentric and sage female sleuth - the exotic Madame Karitska. Although she is a genuine countess, Marina Elena Provovnitchek Gaylord Von Domm Karitska is foremost a psychic. When one of her clients turns up dead, Madame Karitska makes the acquaintance of Detective-Lieutenant Pruden, and an uncanny partnership is born. Madame Karitska forms images with the psychic vibrations she picks up from personal objects.

    John S. says: "Sorry the sequel's not available"
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