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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,282 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: February 2000 ISBN: 9781470324995
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After facing down hijackers on a flight to the Middle East and saving the lives of the passengers on board, a young American woman steps off the plane in Damascus in a blaze of celebrity and disappears. The CIA believes Amanda Pym was kidnapped, possibly murdered.

Masquerading as Amanda Pym’s worried aunt, Mrs. Pollifax begins her determined search, slipping through Damascus’s crooked streets and crowded souks and trekking deep into the desert. Yet she is shadowed by deadly enemies, whose sinister agenda threatens not only Mrs. P. but the fragile stability of the entire Middle East. Only a miracle, or a brilliant counterplot, can forestall a disaster that will send shock waves around the world.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rosenblat comfortably exudes the charm, suspense, and inquisitive nature of the characters and the foreign setting they travel through. Author and narrator mutually complement each other's talents in this short, yet pleasing, mystery.” 

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  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 2/20/2014

    " I love Mrs Pollifax stories. She is so plucky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Brand | 2/17/2014

    " These are the kind of no brainer mysteries. There is no question how they will turn out and who will be the brains that solve the mystery. They are quick reads. They are not very challenging and yet they are a kind of enjoyable read. This one was written before the current problems in Syria, but it did have a kind of Muslin Brotherhood force behind it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momm | 2/9/2014

    " The CIA uses Mrs. Pollifax again to find a young American woman kidnapped in Syria. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Strange | 2/9/2014

    " Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow. Her children grown, tired of attending her Garden Club meetings, she wanted to do something different, but something that would allow her to serve. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. This series is as delightful as this character sounds. Full of adventure, suspense, fun, even a bit of romance, and warm heartedness, the books are light and entertaining, and almost unfailingly warm and fuzzy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise | 2/8/2014

    " How interesting that it should be about Syria. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilou | 2/2/2014

    " This light hearted "spy" story was a bit long. I loved Mrs. Pollifax when I was in my 20's, but now that I am as old as she is ("a certain age"), I found the story tiring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 1/22/2014

    " Sad that I'm on the last book of the series. I put it off, wanting to prolong the fun. "

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

    " Another in a long line of Pollifax stories. Not very believable, but it's hard not to like Emily. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 1/16/2014

    " Not an enjoyable as other stories in the Mrs. Pollifax series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathie Hagen | 12/31/2013

    " Although I like Mrs. Pollifax & I wanted to like this series book, Dorothy Gilman really phoned it in this time. Her writing was choppy & overflowing with cliches. Not worth checking out of the library. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 10/30/2013

    " Sadly, this entry of the Mrs. Pollifax series is not very thrilling or suspenseful... I love Mrs. Pollifax but this book lacks the usual sparkle Gilman's writing typically displays. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 10/21/2013

    " I listened to this book on CD on my drive to Minnesota. It was an entertaining story and made the drive go quickly. I also learned a little about Syria. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lucy | 10/7/2013

    " #14 Mrs. Pollifax's last adventure (in Syria) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 8/31/2013

    " This was a fun, very quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 7/20/2013

    " Entertaining but not her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanna | 11/10/2012

    " Delightful quick reads. Mrs Pollifax is the modern Miss Marple---sweet little old lady exterior, surprisingly strong and sharp-witted underneath. Very fun series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Stevens | 9/24/2012

    " very good, hard to put down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cnelsonquilt | 9/3/2012

    " fun, entertaining spy story. it reminds me of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency sypte of story with more drama "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 8/12/2012

    " Mrs. Pollifax is in deep trouble trying to find a young woman who was abducted after a plane hijacking in which she was a heroine. Limited resources are at her disposal and much danger in the Muslim world she is searching. 3+ to 4- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 7/11/2012

    " I love how even the craziest of Mrs.pollifax's plans always seem to work out. I really enjoyed the sheep in this one. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julianne | 7/3/2012

    " Anything about Mrs. Polifax is a fun, fun adventure! If you haven't met her, you should. She looks like a grandmotherly little lady, but she travels the world solving problems of international significance. And her neighbors have no idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 12/8/2011

    " In this book, Mrs. Pollifax heads to Damascus to rescue a kidnapped young American woman, and on the way she thwarts an assassination plot. A good solid Mrs. Pollifax book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Hardy | 10/26/2011

    " Having spent time in the Middle East this book was interesting. More to read in terms of fun and advanture without expectations for great literature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 7/14/2011

    " I really enjoy the Mrs. Polifax series. At first glance they appear to be light reading. While they're not heavy mysteries (ala Dennis Lehane-type reads), they certainly have quite a bit more bite to them than, say, 'The Cat Who ...' mysteries. Eventually I hope to read the entire series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 6/2/2011

    " Excellent last in the series of Mrs Pollifax mysteries. I'll miss reading her adventures as a "senior" CIA agent. Many thanks to the late Dorothy Gilman for many hours of enjoyable reading. I highly recommend this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/8/2011

    " Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled by Dorothy Gilman (2000) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 3/3/2011

    " Not an enjoyable as other stories in the Mrs. Pollifax series. "

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

    " I love how even the craziest of Mrs.pollifax's plans always seem to work out. I really enjoyed the sheep in this one. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roxanne | 6/26/2010

    " In this book, Mrs. Pollifax heads to Damascus to rescue a kidnapped young American woman, and on the way she thwarts an assassination plot. A good solid Mrs. Pollifax book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rdonn | 5/20/2010

    " For a fast, easy, fun read, I turn to a Mrs. Pollifax book. This was fun, though a bit thinner in story line than others, but it was a nice interlude between weightier books!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 3/29/2010

    " Sad that I'm on the last book of the series. I put it off, wanting to prolong the fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 3/26/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I feel foolish though, I didn't realize there were previous books in the series, so I am starting at the beginning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 2/14/2010

    " I love the Mrs. Pollifax series - easy reading & fun. They are completely unbelievable, but who cares? I'm reading them for entertainment value only... and this one was set in Syria, so it was interesting just for that. Just right for vacation reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 2/3/2010

    " This was a fun, very quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat | 1/11/2010

    " Having spent time in the Middle East this book was interesting. More to read in terms of fun and advanture without expectations for great literature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 S | 12/10/2009

    " Another in a long line of Pollifax stories. Not very believable, but it's hard not to like Emily. "

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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.