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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax Audiobook

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

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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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    Yvonne 07-31-17
    Yvonne 07-31-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable!"

    I enjoyed it and will be listening to the entire series now! great fun

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    07-24-17
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    "I love these stories"

    I would like to read the entire collection . They are so entertaining. awesome read.

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    Thomas D Kennedy Valparaiso, IN United States 07-23-17
    Thomas D Kennedy Valparaiso, IN United States 07-23-17 Member Since 2007
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    "Light entertainment"

    Nothing too demanding here except the frequent suspension of disbelief. A pleasant enough romp. And perhaps not too dated.

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    Mary Beth Hebert 07-22-17
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    "quite dated"

    if you like "murder she wrote" you'll love this. it is a pretty dated story, though. ("burning the telephone wires", "the red Chinese")

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    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 07-01-17
    Vickie Oakley andalusia, al 07-01-17 Member Since 2011

    book keeper

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    "Very Entertaining!"
    Where does The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For me, Mrs. Pollifax is a book of survival, hope, overcoming life's challenges. No matter where we may find ourselves or what season of life we may be in.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot, ah, yes, the plot kept me interested and curious to see how things would transpire.


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

    I have not listened to any of her other performances. She was superb in this story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The book did make me laugh at times and kept me listening. Mrs. Pollifax had a very charming way of appealing to basic human nature.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good book and I would recommend it to others.

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    Gwyn 06-28-17
    Gwyn 06-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Delightful, as Mrs. Pollifax might say."

    Not my usual type of book as I like Harlan Coben and psychological thrillers. But it was a nice break from the darkness of those to a light but still engaging and action filled book.

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    Zula H Lyles 06-28-17
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    "Good read!"

    I Iove Mrs Pollifax. A quick read and holds your attention if you like espionage.

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    DVH Midwest 06-19-17
    DVH Midwest 06-19-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Very fun and different"

    This book is very much out of the norm for what I would typically choose but it was part of a sale and it looked fun so I gave it a try. I am glad I did. While the story was not exactly realistic it was very fun and quirky. It held my interest from beginning to end and put a smile on my face each time I listened.

    The narration was perfect. Barbara Rosenblat does a fantastic job with all of the voices and adds the perfect amount of personality to the characters.

    One of those books I wished didn’t have to end. I would absolutely recommend to anyone.

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    Janie Prichard 06-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the most hilarious 'spy' stories ever!"

    This book NEEDS the narration by Barbara Rosenblat to give the added dimension of literal voice; she is the perfect Mrs. Pollifax! I found myself laughing out loud many times during the narration. Yes, the plot gets a bit convoluted at times, but the narrator is so engaging that I stayed the course, enjoying until the last word. I look forward to hearing the next in this series and so hope it will be every bit as entertaining as was this first book.

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    Techpotato BC, Canada 06-10-17
    Techpotato BC, Canada 06-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Unexpected"

    I put off reading this book for a while after I purchased it, but when I finally started I was pleasantly surprised.

    This book was thoroughly enjoyable.

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