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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,361 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: December 1991 ISBN: 9781470324971
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In Dorothy Gilman’s bestselling mystery series, loveable grandmother Emily Pollifax has captured the hearts of millions with her secret CIA missions. Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist whisks the gray-haired agent into a perilous web of intrigue that spreads across the drifting sands of the volatile Middle East.

Farrell, an old CIA friend, must collect an inflammatory manuscript smuggled out of Iraq into Jordan. Farrell has a simple request for Emily—provide cover during his trip to Jordan by posing as his fun-loving elderly cousin. But before the plane even lands, danger begins stalking the sprightly Mrs. Pollifax.

Outwitting her wily opponents with her keen eye for the truth and her impeccable karate, Mrs. Pollifax is the lively senior citizen everyone dreams of someday becoming. You’ll feel you know the aging spy and her colorful opponents personally with Barbara Rosenblat’s outstanding narration.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Charming, intelligent characters, brisk action, and seductive scenery.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fun and entertaining, this one is sure to be a hit with the legion of Mrs. Pollifax fans.” 

    Booklist

  • “Another dainty sip of Old Reliable—three parts expert tour-guide, one part game intrigue—the whole mixture gently stirred, never shaken.

    Kirkus Reviews

  • USA Today bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 rabbitprincess | 2/19/2014

    " I distinctly recall reading this as my DEAR (Drop everything and read) book in Grade 6, and not being able to explain the plot properly in my reading journal because we didn't have much time to write that day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R | 2/9/2014

    " I like the Mrs. Pollifax series, she is an older widow (60's) that works for the CIA on secret missions. She reminds me a bit of Angela Lansbury in Murder she wrote, but she knows karate, gets put into prison camps and meets lots of great characters. There is never anything (language, sex) to be embarrassed by, they are a great listen in the car as well, the kids enjoy them too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 2/2/2014

    " Having been to the Middle East, I found it very interesting to reflect on my very "tame" experiences of being an American tourist/student. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 2/2/2014

    " As one of Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax series, this book doesn't disappoint. One of the few mysteries that my husband and I both read. It has enough mystery for me and enough action for him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 2/1/2014

    " I thought that this was one of the most exciting Mrs. Pollifax books. Probably due to the reader knowing that not one but TWO bad guys are after her and Farrell and, DARN IT ALL, I just want to tell her! The next book is the last one in the series and I'm starting to feel sad. I would at least have liked to see Farrell settle down and have a nice girl. I'm trying to figure out what actor I would like to see as Farrell. I'm thinking Robert Downey, Jr type but taller. Any thoughts, Jamie? "

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

    " I enjoyed this book but had a serious problem with a woman who has worked with the CIA 12 times before (guessing because this is the 13th book about her and I haven't read any others) wasn't suspicious when a stranger put something in her carry-on bag while she was in the airplane bathroom. I mean really! "

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

    " Mrs Pollifax is such a delightful character. this is a fun read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 12/30/2013

    " 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 Etta Mcquade | 12/28/2013

    " I have listened to several of the Mrs. Pollifax books on audio. They are fun to listen to, especially because of the excellent narrator, Barbara Rosenblat. A summer-read type of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna | 12/26/2013

    " Another reliable installment in the series: this time Mrs. Pollifax reunites with John Farrell for an unofficial assignment, which, of course, turns out to be more important and dangerous than any of them anticipated. Still good fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/19/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 12/6/2013

    " Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist (Mrs. Pollifax Mysteries) by Dorothy Gilman (1997) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/6/2013

    " I liked this book very much. John Sebastian Farrell is in it once again and the setting is Jordan. Awesome book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 9/30/2013

    " Even when she is just doing a favor for a friend, Mrs Pollifax gets wrapped up in some CIA issue - and of course resolves it with reasonable efficiency, all while sightseeing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joan | 9/14/2013

    " I don't enjoy ol' Mrs. Pollifax as much as I used to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyrie | 8/23/2013

    " I guess this story is proof you don't ever really retire from the CIA, because Farrell is supposed to be an ex-agent and here he is, travelling in Jordan with Mrs. Pollifax, smuggling things out and fighting terrorism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen Southall | 7/16/2013

    " Good wholesome series about a senior citizen who decides to work for the CIA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 7/12/2013

    " Not the best in the series, but still entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/26/2013

    " This is a pretty standard Mrs. Pollifax book. In the end, though, you get some of the unique characters and thoughtful character developement that makes Dorothy Gilman's series great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 4/1/2013

    " The Mrs. Polifax series is a nice light read when you need something like that. I go back to them time and again - I just can't read too many straight in a row. Good little mysteries involving the CIA/FBI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/6/2013

    " MUCH better than the last one.up to old standard again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy | 2/16/2013

    " #13 Mrs. Pollifax travels to Jordan to retrieve a manuscript smuggled out of Iraq... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katrina | 1/15/2013

    " This is another good Mrs. Pollifax book. Since it features John Sebastian Farrell, it is one of her better books. Farrell was always my favourite character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 12/25/2012

    " Mrs. Pollifax is a new character for me. I enjoyed this read and will look for other Mrs. Pollifax tales. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 11/19/2012

    " I found this a bit boring compared to her other novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teresa | 7/28/2012

    " I'm surprised how quickly I finished the 6 CDs just driving around doing errands. The Mrs. Pollifax books are a pleasant diversion, perfect for passing time in the car. "

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About the Author
Author Dorothy Gilman

Dorothy Gilman (1923–2012) is the author of the Mrs. Pollifax series, which began with The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax. In 2010 Gilman was awarded the annual Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America

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-six AudioFile Earphones Awards. She has also appeared in film, television, and theater, both in London’s West End and on Broadway.