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3.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Gilman Narrator: Barbara Rosenblat Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2016 ISBN: 9781461810513
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While waiting for a view of her night-blooming cereus, the mild-seeming Mrs. Pollifax received urgent orders for a daring mission to aid an escape. Soon, the unlikely-looking international spy was sporting a beautiful new hat that hid eight forged passports.... Download and start listening now!

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

    " I listened to the audio version of this book which was very entertaining. Mrs Pollifax is an endearing main character who is very resourceful in completing her CIA assignments. There are always twists to the plot just when you think she's completed her assignment and can relax. Many interesting characters are introduced who advance or foil the main plot and her interactions with them are realistic, entertaining and sometimes touching. Not just a light read, Mrs. Pollifax can give insights into human nature and motivations that are unexpected. "

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

    " Another delightful Mrs. Pollifax adventure... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 2/9/2014

    " I love this series! This is a book that I read in an afternoon, but there is a lot of fun and adventure that is packed into this small book. This book takes Mrs Pollifax to 1971 Bulgaria, "behind the iron curtain." She meets an interesting cast of characters, including a young American man with (scandalous) long hair, as well as other Americans and Bulgarians. Fascinating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 2/6/2014

    " Love this series. Mrs. Pollifax goes to Bulgaria, and as usual gets in all kinds of trouble. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaylynn | 2/3/2014

    " The Pollifax books are always a lot of fun. I like the quirky main character and how she always gets things done against expectations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/22/2014

    " The phone call Mrs. Pollifax makes in the last chapter is a scream! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T | 1/19/2014

    " more of the same. unlikely but fluffy entertaining "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/15/2014

    " The literary equivalent of comfort food. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/2/2014

    " quite enjoyable-published in 1971-hopefully things are better in Bulgaria now? I think I will read many more of this series-as I am quite a fan of the older heroine! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/24/2013

    " I love my Mrs. Pollifax. She is one spunky lady. These books are fun and light hearted to read. I enjoy them very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melynna | 12/18/2013

    " Mrs. Pollifax basically just rocks. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emilie | 12/7/2013

    " These really are a great entertainment read. They are light, but they still have enough historical and cultural information to keep it from being pulp fiction. I especially enjoyed the information about Bulgaria and its history. "

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

    " 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 Lucy | 11/16/2013

    " #3 Mrs. Pollifax in Bulgaria. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandee | 11/10/2013

    " I really like this series of books. They're short, easy to read, clean, a little suspense, humor, and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Rogers | 5/28/2013

    " Another delightful little espionage/adventure story, this time set in Bulgaria. Gilman changed her formula a bit here so the story wasn't the same as the first two. She never got captured, other than for 10 minutes, in this one. Continued theme of young people living up to their potential. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Bartos | 4/17/2013

    " This book is about Mrs. Pollifax in Bulgaria, trying to deliver 8 passports to an underground group. There is a counter plot involving some other items Mrs. Pollifax is carrying but doesn't know about when she leaves. It's pretty good. Not as good as the Palm for Mrs. Pollifax, in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Monrad | 3/22/2013

    " Fun and well written little old lady spy series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Piper | 1/14/2013

    " This was better than the previous Mrs. Pollifax book I read. It's a bit weird to be reading about cold-war issues some 30 years later, but still interesting. A good, if implausible, yarn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 11/17/2012

    " Still really enjoying these, as I barely remember them from when I read them 20-25 years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 9/2/2012

    " Great series, but the author doesn't vary her formula that much, so it's getting predictable. Still plan on reading all 13 books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Rasmussen | 4/28/2012

    " I think I enjoyed listening to these Mrs Pollifax books more than reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyrie | 2/28/2012

    " Mrs. Pollifax goes behind the former Iron Curtain to Bulgaria to help save some operatives. I also seem to recall a really funny scene involving geese. It's been awhile since I read it, but I love Mrs. Pollifax. I'm not sure how well the cold-war theme plays out now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Le Chuck | 11/9/2011

    " Wasn't as good as the first of the series, but equal to, if not, better than the second. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adriana | 8/9/2011

    " It's quirky and funny but still a page turner. A light read yes but very enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeva | 4/25/2011

    " How fun! I had not read one of Ms. Gilman's books in years, and yes this one was dated, but it was still loads of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayelet | 4/3/2011

    " She's up to her usual fun! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan | 3/24/2011

    " Great series, but the author doesn't vary her formula that much, so it's getting predictable. Still plan on reading all 13 books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 3/15/2011

    " When I started this book I was ready to give up on the series. I didn't know if I cared about the cold war. The more I read the more I got sucked in. This author keeps me interested. "

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

    " I very much enjoyed Mrs.Pollifax's interaction with Tsanko. I also loved the irony of who he ended up being. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 12/6/2010

    " It totally kept my interest from start to finish "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 8/31/2010

    " While the story line is dated, it was a fun mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 7/9/2010

    " Listened to this one on CD. A fun, pleasant read. This one is set in Sophia, Bulgaria, and I always find it interesting to read Gilman's descriptions of her books' settings. Mrs. Pollifax makes me want to learn karate and work for the CIA. (Maybe when I get old.) She's a charmer! "

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

    " I love my Mrs. Pollifax. She is one spunky lady. These books are fun and light hearted to read. I enjoy them very much. "

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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.