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Publisher's Summary

Mrs. Pollifax has a new hat, and only she and Mr. Carstairs know it conceals eight false passports which she must smuggle into Bulgaria.
©1971 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1990 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Nancy J on 03-17-13

Another Delightful Adventure

This is the third in the Mrs. Pollifax series. Again, Dorothy Gilman has created an engaging, and fairly believable, plot. This one sends Mrs. Pollifax, a 60-ish widow from New Brunswick, NJ, to Bulgaria on a courier job for the CIA. As always, Mrs. P encounters unexpected danger, some of it created by her own actions, but comes out on top. These books are written with lively humor but still make you care about the characters.

The book is lovely, and is made even better by the narration of Barbars Rosenblat, who can create quite believable male characters and children along with adult female characters. And the accents! In this book, she is called upon to embody American, English, French, Russian, Bulgarian and assorted other Balkan and Eastern European men and women, and handles them all exceedingly well. Each time I listen to one of Rosenblat's performances I am freshly amazed by her skill and talent. Many of the books I have listened to were chosen because she was the narrator.

All in all, this book was a very satisfactory experience.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By CL on 01-09-12


What made the experience of listening to The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax the most enjoyable?

Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent narrator. She brings life to the characters and, along the way, makes you forget that all of the voices are coming from the same person. Her wide range of character voices includes believable male voices.

What other book might you compare The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax to and why?

The entire series is excellent. I wish there were more.

Which scene was your favorite?

I've listened to this series more than once and enjoy them fully. I'm unable to list a most or least favorite seen.

Any additional comments?

When I grow up, I'd like to be as moxie as Mrs. Pollifax.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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