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Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief

Mrs. Pollifax, Book 10
Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
Series: Mrs. Pollifax, Book 10
Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
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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....

©1993 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1993 Recorded Books

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Not As Good As The Others I Read

I found Book 10: "Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief" even too far fetched for a Mrs. Pollifax mystery to be truly entertaining.

Mrs. Emily Pollifax is sent to Italy in response to former CIA Farrell's SOS. There she finds John Sebastian Farrell wounded and needing to be kept out of sight. Her assigned Italian companion turns out to be a young woman of many talents as Emily soon learns while outrunning and out-maneuvering the string of cars following them.

There's a plethora of characters. Sometimes it's hard to keep their different roles in mind while mentally picturing what is happening and why. She and Farrell run into a former nemesis, a hired assassin Mrs. Pollifax had met in Africa on safari. Emily and Farrell were responsible for his imprisonment in France; where he should still be. "So, how could he be in Italy?"

Barbara Rosenblat gave a sterling performance, as usual. In my opinion she carried the story.

I love Mrs. Pollifax, but for those contemplating one of her stories, I would forgo this one.

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Great series

Would you consider the audio edition of Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief to be better than the print version?

Absolutely loved this whole series. Narration was great except for the last book in the series. Loved the locations and the detailed description about the people, customs, and traditions. Mrs. Pollifax character was a delight and loved her. Listened to the series twice through I enjoyed it so much. The narrator was so good, I can't imagine that reading the books would have been nearly as enjoyable.

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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 doings. An old adversary shows up, and then things really get interesting! Once again, laugh-out-loud moments are interspersed with touching moments, and nothing is ever just the way it seems. Mrs. Pollifax even gets to ride a bicycle! Excellent narration makes this adventure even better.

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A delight

Best narrator ever. Great story and characters. Barbara Rosenblatt could read the phone book and make it sound interesting.

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I love this series

Though good this one felt short and almost rushed this time. still a lovely story and enjoyable to have characters stories and characters even further deepened.

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Good but not the best in the series

I love the Mrs Polifax books, and Barbara Rosenblat does great job reading them, but new readers will find this particular book disappointing. For fans, it’s still a chance to visit with favorite recurring characters, but it lacks the liveliness of most of the series. New readers should begin at the beginning to fully appreciate Mrs. P.

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They keep getting better.

I love the Narrator. She does a great job of giving different personalities to the characters. I thought I would get bored with so many Mrs. Pollifax books but they have different story lines and continue to be good.

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Not Her Best.

Normally, I love this series for the interesting, yet clean, escapades in foreign lands and culture. However, this time I am disappointed. The story line is, frankly, boring. The characters, plot and "landscaping" aren't built up enough to appreciate their value.

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A shining star in the Mrs. Pollifax series!!

Never a dull word, always a new and fresh view...I so enjoy Mrs. Pollifax! her unquenchable thirst for travel and adventure, for meeting new people and seeing the world...this adventure in Sicily did not disappoint, and left me yearning for more

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One of my favorite Pollifax books

Barbara rosenblatt easy on the ears mrs. P never disappoints I love the books that have Farrell in them and this one is especially Charming

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  • 10-07-17

Great characters as always.

Gotta love the interesting characters you meet on an adventure with Mrs Pollifax! Suspense, danger and mystery keep you listening.