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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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    Brandon 03-09-17
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    "A very enjoyable blast from the past."

    I grew up reading Mrs. Pollifax in Readers Digest condensed books. This was a fun blast from the past that brought back fond memories. Great choice of narrators.

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    Kathy D. Ericksen Houston, TX 03-04-17
    Kathy D. Ericksen Houston, TX 03-04-17 Member Since 2017

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    "What a surprise"

    I definitely loved the adventure of this ordinary widow whose life got turned upside down when she volunteered to be a spy. Can't wait to read more if the series.

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    xw77 02-28-17
    xw77 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Always an unexpected delight"

    I have reread this series several times over the years. It never fails to make me laugh and smile. Barbara Rosenblat was the perfect narrator for this story. She has such a wide range of accents that draw you into the story even more.

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    Carrie 02-28-17
    Carrie 02-28-17
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    "A charming unexpected adventure!"

    This entire book really was a charming and unexpected adventure! A retired, widowed woman in her 60's decided her life needed more excitement and direction, so convinced the CIA to hire her as a spy. Her very first assignment, meant to be a relatively safe & simple courier task turns into the adventure of a lifetime. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next and am excited to read the other books in the series. A fun, quick read.

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    Diana 02-27-17
    Diana 02-27-17 Member Since 2013

    Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)

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    "Excellent plot, stayed up to finish this one"

    Excellent writing! Not graphic at all, but still action/adventure with intriguing and twisty plot. Not many books keep me awake and this book was written in such a way that instead of falling asleep I stayed awake to see what would happen next, and next, and next.

    I had bought books 1 and 2 a while back in a sale. Without realizing it, I had listened to only book 2 and moved on to other books and this book got buried and I found it by accident. Relistened to book 2 first, then listened to this one, finding out that this book starts the series and is actually better than book 2. This one is gripping.

    These are older books, but I loved the sly humor and unexpected turn of events.

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    Kdresser Atlanta, GA 02-24-17
    Kdresser Atlanta, GA 02-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "What a lovely book!"

    The reviews on this book are stellar so I thought I would like it. Instead, I absolutely LOVED every minute of this story! I cannot wait to read more from this series.

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    "So much fun!"

    What a delightful adventure to share with the fun characters. Enjoyed the "unexpected" charm and perspective of the brave Mrs Pollifax. A refreshing tale and I will be looking for more of her adventures in the series.

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    Sharron Robinvale, Australia 02-20-17
    Sharron Robinvale, Australia 02-20-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Enjoyable"

    A delightful escape from everyday life into the world of intrigue and espionage with the wonderful Mrs Pollifax. With her good sense and genuine humanity Mrs Pollifax deals with dangerous situations and fends off some very unsavoury characters. The narration was perfect. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

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    Terry Lynn 02-09-17
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    "Fantastic jaunty tale"

    An absolutely enjoyable story involving a very likable aging woman and her incredible journey as a spy.

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    Setlich Cleveland, TN, United States 02-03-17
    Setlich Cleveland, TN, United States 02-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Promising beginning"

    It's a big decision for me to start a new series of books, not having had any recommendations lately I had to plunge in without. Barbara Rosenblat has become one of my favorite Narrators and that is how I found this series. This book pleasantly surprised me with a better than anticipated storyline. It had all my favorite components. Humor, mystery, suspense,and great narration. I highly recommend-especially if you are over 50 years old.

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