Mrs. Pollifax
Books in series16
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(4.4 based on 3940 ratings)
  • 1

    The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (963)
    Performance
    (838)
    Story
    (842)

    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!"
    Barbara Rosenblatt: THE Voice!

    My dear fellow readers: I strongly recommend this audiobook to anyone who loves to hear a good story! Dorothy Gilmore writes a fascinating story abo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 14 2012 by Barbara (United States)
  • 2

    The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (584)
    Performance
    (500)
    Story
    (503)

    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!"
    Wonderful story, perfect narration!

    I have read and reread all of the Mrs. Pollifax books in hard copy and was thrilled to discover that not only had they come to Audible but that my fav..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2011 by Coffee Lover (Huntsville, AL)
  • 3

    The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (358)
    Performance
    (301)
    Story
    (308)

    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"
    Another Delightful Adventure

    This is the third in the Mrs. Pollifax series. Again, Dorothy Gilman has created an engaging, and fairly believable, plot. This one sends Mrs. Polli..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
  • 4

    A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (261)
    Performance
    (220)
    Story
    (223)

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

    Jean says: "Mrs Pollifax is a delight"
    Mrs Pollifax is a delight

    I started reading the Mrs. Pollifax series back in the middle 1960s. I have read them off and on whenever I came across a book. I understand the Dor..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 17 2013 by Jean (Santa Cruz, CA, United States)
  • 5

    Mrs. Pollifax on Safari

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (225)
    Story
    (225)

    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.

    Jeanene says: "At last!"
    At last!

    I have been waiting for the Mrs. Pollifax books narrated by Barbara Rosenblat since I became an Audible member. I am crossing my fingers and hoping t..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 14 2011 by Jeanene ()
  • 6

    Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (222)
    Performance
    (187)
    Story
    (189)

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

    Nancy J says: "Delightful!"
    Delightful!


    In this sixth adventure of Mrs. Pollifax, she is sent by Mr.Carstairs, her CIA boss, on a tour of the People's Republic of China with the object..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 13 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
  • 7

    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
    (181)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (152)

    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"
    Not as "light," but still Mrs. Pollifax

    I probably would not listen again, although I enjoyed it the first time. I rarely listen to books a second time anyway, but this was a more somber boo..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2013 by Lisa (Waleska, GA, United States)
  • 8

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (114)

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

    Anne Roberts says: "Mrs. Pollifax to the Rescue!"
    Mrs. Pollifax to the Rescue!

    Once again, Emily Pollifax has a simple mission for Carstairs, just a simple addition to her planned vacation to Thailand with her husband Cyrus Reed...Show More »

    Reviewed on October 19 2012 by Anne Roberts (Michigan, USA)
  • 9

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (302)
    Performance
    (264)
    Story
    (267)

    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 rules!

    While I have read all of the hard-copy books in this series, Barbara Rosenblat's narration (as always) gives these titles a life of their own. I love..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 05 2012 by Coffee Lover (Huntsville, AL)
  • 10

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

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (96)

    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....

    Anne Roberts says: "Mrs. P in Sicily"
    Mrs. P in Sicily

    An old friend needs help desperately - so Mrs. P heads to Sicily. Then finds that there are quite a few people following her, and interested in her do..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 20 2012 by Anne Roberts (Michigan, USA)
  • 11

    Mrs. Pollifax Pursued

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (89)

    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"
    Fun change of plot for Mrs P novel

    Love to brain chill with a Mrs. P novel every now and then. Its like eating a cream puff, nothing really there, but enjoyable anyway. This is differen..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 15 2013 by Jan (Rochester, NY, United States)
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    Mrs. Pollifax Pursued

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By multivoice
    Overall
    (68)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (40)

    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.

    Marilyn says: "disappointing audio"
    disappointing audio

    Love Mrs. Pollifax stories, but this audio rendition is terrible. I wish the narrator (who was just fine) could have read the book himself without th..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 10 2009 by Marilyn (Port Sydney, Ontario, Canada)
  • 12

    Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (114)

    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.

    History Buff says: "Mrs. Polliflax as the Queen of Africa"
    Mrs. Polliflax as the Queen of Africa

    The story is pretty good. No surprise denouement, for which I am glad. I tend to feel cheated when clues and facts are only added after-the-fact.
    ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2013 by History Buff (Maryland)
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    Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By J. Charles
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (39)

    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"
    I miss Babara Rosenblat

    This was an adequate reading, but I somehow felt that the reader was condescending to the characters.

    Reviewed on April 14 2009 by Steven (Campbell, CA, USA)
  • 13

    Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (94)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (83)

    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.

    Anne Roberts says: "Cute"
    Cute

    This addition to the Mrs. Pollifax adventures is more modern than the previous books. Since the Cold War has ended, she now goes to Jordan for Carstai..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 21 2012 by Anne Roberts (Michigan, USA)
  • 14

    Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Dorothy Gilman
    • Narrated By Sharon Williams
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (77)

    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?

    Jan says: "Saddness..."
    Saddness...

    The Mrs. Pollifax series has been brain "cotton candy" for me and my grandmother to enjoy together. Over the years, I gradually acquired the whole ser..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 22 2014 by Jan (Rochester, NY, United States)