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4.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 54.03 out of 5 4.03 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Gilman Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Emily vacations at an opulent Swiss resort in the hope of locating nine pounds of hijacked plutonium intended for an atom bomb.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsaygail | 2/15/2014

    " This was a re-read, and I quite enjoyed it again, but I have the same question I remember having the first time I read it years ago. What is the title referring to? What palm? I didn't notice one anywhere in the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phil | 2/15/2014

    " Cute. Quick. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 2/12/2014

    " Grandma Pollifax: the karate-chopping CIA agent. This book was of course a scream, and although Mrs. Pollifax seemed a little slow on the uptake a couple times, she lives to see another day! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/12/2014

    " The most fun of this series I've read yet----imagine, she substituted canned PEACHES for the plutoniam--still chuckling about that. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Surreysmum | 1/29/2014

    " [These notes were made in 1987:]. I approached Mrs. Pollifax, a new detective for me, with the more curiosity because she had been recommended by a friend who does not often indulge in light reading. And indeed Mrs. Pollifax is a little off-beat for a detective; she shares with Miss Marple her age, sex, and boundless curiosity, but Mrs. Pollifax's intelligence is more straightforward, and she is considerably more effective physically in her rather more threatening world. One cannot imagine Miss Marple sliding down a rope, far less knocking a man out with a karate chop - Mrs. P. does both in this novel! She is, of course, American, which I suppose explains a lot. The plot is very up-to-date, dealing in murder only as a sort of side-effect to the even more serious crimes of stealing plutonium and destabilizing an African government. There is an evil sheik, an engaging young jewel-thief named Robin (one of the good guys), and a nervous intelligent young boy, son of one of the high-ups in the aforementioned African country. The novel is set in a health clinic/hotel in Switzerland, and a certain amount of it is concerned with the goings-on of Mrs. P's CIA bosses (presented as extremely nice and unsinister) and of InterPol. Mrs. Pollifax saves the day by substituting canned peaches for the plutonium. A pleasant read. I may try some more of these. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Kerr | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, but so far the first in the series is the best in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/14/2014

    " These books are from my pal Becca - now I'm hooked! They're a fun, exciting, easy read packed with geographic, historical and political information about many foreign countries. Dorothy Gilman appears to have done her research, although I haven't yet done any checking. ;) What a painless way to learn more about the world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 1/10/2014

    " Another charming adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 12/16/2013

    " Tried to get Reed to listen to this one with me since it was set in Switzerland. Nothing doing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 11/8/2013

    " Not quite as good as the first 3 in the Mrs. P. series, but still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 11/3/2013

    " I am finding these mystery books to be very enjoyable. The writing is clever and the characters interesting. Decent mysteries too. In this book, Mrs. Pollifax is sent to a health resort in Switzerland, and, as usual, gets more involved in her assignment that she is supposed to. Good fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 10/7/2013

    " Mrs. Pollifax is becoming one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T | 6/12/2013

    " pretty clean and predictable, but I like her "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 5/20/2013

    " A fun light read. After reading four of these mysteries they are getting a little formulaic, but still quite fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ellen | 4/17/2013

    " This, my first Mrs Pollifax, read in the Readers Digest Condensed version, had me completely hooked. What a wonderful character. Dorothy Gilman's writing is charming, her outlook on life positive and broad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margo Mead | 11/6/2012

    " Cute, fast-moving mystery. The first Mrs. Pollifax book I have read, but now I think I'd like to read more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Gray | 8/17/2012

    " I really like this book. I started reading her books in 6th grade. They are super light, exciting, and amazing. You should read them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 rabbitprincess | 6/3/2012

    " Possibly my second-favourite Pollifax. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shena | 5/7/2012

    " My dad introduced me to the Mrs. Pollifax series awhile back. It's an old series - about a Grandma who becomes a spy - SOO fun and full of interesting info! I got them all and loved them! (= "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 12/9/2011

    " My favourite Mrs Pollifax thus far. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 12/1/2011

    " I love Mrs. Pollifax. I wish there were more books but there are not. I think this is the only one i had not read yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 10/16/2011

    " Mrs. Pollifax books are always entertaining, but this one is the best. I love the jewelry thief she meets on her trip, and it's my favorite of her adventures. I also think it's Gilman's best written book. I recommend it, especially on audiobook! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slone | 10/9/2011

    " Mrs. Pollifax is quite simply one of my favorite detectives: up for anything, observant, canny, clever and kind, sweet and unassuming, intelligent and well-read. I hope I'm as keen when I'm her age! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indira | 8/24/2011

    " Mrs. Pollifax is a great character. She knows karate, sort of does yoga, and always emerges as the hero. And she's over 60 or so! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/17/2011

    " I am addicted to these little mysteries! If this teaching thing doesn't work out, I might just try to be a CIA agent. lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 7/1/2011

    " Dorothy Gillman always provides a really good story with some twists and turns. I think Mrs. Pollifax is a totally beleivable character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylynn | 6/14/2011

    " This series is just delightful to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 5/31/2011

    " These books are definitely "formulaic", but who cares...you can't help but love a little old lady who gets her second wind in life as a CIA agent. I plan to read all 13 books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 3/16/2011

    " These books are definitely "formulaic", but who cares...you can't help but love a little old lady who gets her second wind in life as a CIA agent. I plan to read all 13 books in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/17/2011

    " The most fun of this series I've read yet----imagine, she substituted canned PEACHES for the plutoniam--still chuckling about that. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 2/9/2011

    " I really like this book. I started reading her books in 6th grade. They are super light, exciting, and amazing. You should read them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/22/2011

    " Absolute popcorn novels. They aren't remotely realistic, but they are entertaining and diverting for a couple of hours of escapism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/5/2011

    " Mrs.Pollifax always seems to squeak out of these crazy situations. Always a pleasure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/7/2010

    " I think it is my favorite in the series so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zelda | 7/1/2010

    " Sweet character and easy fun read. I love to read Mrs. Pollifax books when the world feels too hard and ugly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 5/4/2010

    " This delightful lady reminds me of my darling neighbor Dorothy. I enjoy the light reading of her adventures, as well as the chance to remember the world before cell phones, airport security, and computers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 4/6/2010

    " I love Mrs. Pollifax. I wish there were more books but there are not. I think this is the only one i had not read yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shena | 1/9/2010

    " My dad introduced me to the Mrs. Pollifax series awhile back. It's an old series - about a Grandma who becomes a spy - SOO fun and full of interesting info! I got them all and loved them! (= "

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About the Author
Author Dorothy GilmanDorothy Gilman is the author of the Mrs. Pollifax series of novels, as well as several others. She divides her time between Norwalk, Connecticut, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
About the Narrator

Barbara Rosenblat, one of the most awarded narrators in the business, was selected by AudioFile magazine as one of the Golden Voices of the Twentieth Century. She has received the prestigious Audie Award multiple times and has earned fifty-four AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.