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3.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 53.62 out of 5 3.62 (47 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Gilman Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mrs. Pollifax Series Release Date: September 1993 ISBN: 9781470324933
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A former CIA operative-turned-art-dealer waits in Italy, wounded and in hiding, for the cavalry—and, according to his SOS, only Mrs. Pollifax will do. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rosenblat’s narration is as beguiling as Emily Pollifax.”  Express Times
  • “Ancient artifacts, hair-raising chases, art forgery, arms traffic, a nighttime assault on the villa, mysterious millionaires, spectacular scenery and unexpected romance are some of the ingredients simmering in the plot.”  

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Barbara Rosenblat individualizes the characters’ voices so convincingly that each comes to life, leaving no doubt as to gender and age, and her French and Italian accents are perfect. She injects drama and suspense and is effective at portraying the humorous bits as well. Overall, this is an enjoyable listening experience.”

    AudioFile

  • USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 George | 2/14/2014

    " #10 in the Mrs. Pollifx, sixty something window, part time CIA agent mystery series. This time she is off to Sicily at the request of an old friend she first meets on her first CIA mission and then again on another. As usual, what is supposed to be a low profile, fairly easy mission runs into complications which expose Mrs. Pollifax to risks which she manages to over come with the help of others. This one also has a number of multiple plot lines involving misunderstanding and secret identities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kari | 2/7/2014

    " I think this is my favorite Mrs. Pollifax book. Aristotle is so funny, and of course Farrell is wonderful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K D | 2/2/2014

    " The best of the Mrs. Pollifax series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 2/1/2014

    " The Mrs. Pollifax books are very fun light reads, but they're even more fun to listen to. Hearing it read so well really adds a lot to enjoying the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 1/29/2014

    " Fun story - light touch of romance, and no one dies in this one (oops, was that a spoiler?) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J | 1/28/2014

    " Mrs. Polifax comes through again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/23/2014

    " Really liked how suspenseful and yet clean this mystery was. No horrible deaths, but plenty of 'who done it' charm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/20/2014

    " I like this series because it is light reading but still a "who done it". Mrs. Pollifax reminds me of "Miss Marple", American style. Mrs. Pollifax has a lot more zip. Hope eternal for the young at heart. Could not wait to see what she would get into (and out of) next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/19/2014

    " Ah Mrs. Pollifax, how I love you and your karate-chopping mystery-solving skills. I got to learn some about Sicily as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 12/27/2013

    " Another Mrs. Polifax hit! I love this mystery series about a CIA agent that is a grandmother! You have to start with "The Unexpected Mrs. Polifax" to really get to know her character and how she stumbles into being a top agent. Then, you can read them in any order. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/26/2013

    " the 3rd or 4th I've read, my least favorite. The others would get 3 stars. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawna Millard | 12/24/2013

    " I liked the book but I'm sure I would have enjoyed it more if I had read an earlier Mrs. Pollifax first since I knew nothing about her and had to piece it together while reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catharine | 12/23/2013

    " I really enjoy the "Mrs. Pollifax" books when I want a light read. I listened to this one and "Mrs. Pollifax Pursued" on CD. This one was more enjoyable than the other one, but both were fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 12/10/2013

    " I heard part of the book during a road trip years ago. I finally tracked it down and read it for myself. An fairly entertaining spy thriller and Mrs. Pollifax is an unusual heroine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 11/27/2013

    " Still loving these books. This one had a nice twist or two, strong female characters, and it's always nice to see Farrell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shena | 11/25/2013

    " 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! (= "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 9/10/2013

    " This time Mrs. Pollifax goes to Sicily to help out her old friend John Farrell, but of course things continue to be more complex and deadly than anyone at first believes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/14/2013

    " I adore the Polifax books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 7/15/2013

    " Dorothy Gilman did it again!I thoroughly love how Ms. Gilman weaves a good mystery with historical facts employing a sense of humor to boot! I read in 2000, again in 2006 and now, so it's true the third time is the charm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynette Hall | 7/1/2013

    " I want to be Mrs Pollifax in the next life. I listen to the Mrs. Pollifax books. Barabara Rosenblat is the consummate reader. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 3/23/2013

    " Light mystery reading with a touch of mild humor. A good way to pass a snowy winter's day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/2/2013

    " I read all of Dorothy Gilman's books: I think the non-Polifax ones were my favorites - but I enjoyed them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 11/22/2012

    " Always enjoyable for a light quick adventurous read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 10/7/2012

    " This book was cute, but I didn't like it as much as some of the others in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 9/25/2012

    " This was not my favorite of the Mrs. Polifax books. In quite a few books in the series, I get a few belly-laughs, and/or surprises as the plot twists. Although I had neither as I read this one, it was still enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 7/12/2012

    " I love when Mrs. Pollifax gets to see old friends! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 6/1/2012

    " I love these books. The Mrs. Pollifax series is the epitome of a fun, quick detective-mystery-spy read. It only adds to the enjoyment that the protagonist is a 65-year-old member of the Garden Club. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 4/11/2012

    " Not up to par. Fun, quick, but a poorer outing for Mrs. P. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 10/30/2011

    " I really like Farrell, glad to have him back in the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tc | 10/18/2011

    " reading Dorothy Gilman's series is like going home for a visit! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 9/28/2011

    " A classic Mrs. Pollifax, but without a kidnapping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandie | 6/27/2011

    " I love the Mrs Pollifax books...they are quick and easy and entertaining. A very quick read...finished it in 1 day...so if you have a few hours to spare...pick one of these up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 5/8/2011

    " Really liked how suspenseful and yet clean this mystery was. No horrible deaths, but plenty of 'who done it' charm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catharine | 4/27/2011

    " I really enjoy the "Mrs. Pollifax" books when I want a light read. I listened to this one and "Mrs. Pollifax Pursued" on CD. This one was more enjoyable than the other one, but both were fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia | 3/27/2011

    " Fun story - light touch of romance, and no one dies in this one (oops, was that a spoiler?) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 2/7/2011

    " A classic Mrs. Pollifax, but without a kidnapping. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/2/2011

    " Ah Mrs. Pollifax, how I love you and your karate-chopping mystery-solving skills. I got to learn some about Sicily as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 1/18/2011

    " I really like Farrell, glad to have him back in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K | 1/7/2011

    " The best of the Mrs. Pollifax series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 11/14/2010

    " I read all of Dorothy Gilman's books: I think the non-Polifax ones were my favorites - but I enjoyed them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandie.waters | 9/11/2010

    " I love the Mrs Pollifax books...they are quick and easy and entertaining. A very quick read...finished it in 1 day...so if you have a few hours to spare...pick one of these up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 7/25/2010

    " This book was cute, but I didn't like it as much as some of the others in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/14/2010

    " We meet up with John Farrell again, but this time in Sicily. We meet some new characters as well, but I don't think they are as strong as the older ones we've already met. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 6/5/2010

    " I love these books. The Mrs. Pollifax series is the epitome of a fun, quick detective-mystery-spy read. It only adds to the enjoyment that the protagonist is a 65-year-old member of the Garden Club. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherry | 2/17/2010

    " I listened to this on audio and the characters have different voices. I loved it. "

  • 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! (= "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 12/20/2009

    " I'd forgotten about this series until recently when I picked up a Mrs. Pollifax book at a used book shop (Friends of Agoura Library--library basement every Saturday. Awesome! WL Library has a used book shop open every day and I like it, too). Nice little escape books. "

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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.