Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled : Mrs. Pollifax

  • by Dorothy Gilman
  • Narrated by Sharon Williams
  • Series: Mrs. Pollifax
  • 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seven weeks ago, a young American woman, Amanda Pym, faced down hijackers on board a flight to the Middle East and saved the lives of more than 200 passengers. In a blaze of celebrity, she stepped off the plane in Damascus and was whisked away in a waiting car. Since then, nothing. The CIA believes she was kidnapped and murdered.Whose plans has the apparently ordinary young woman interfered with? The machinations of the mukhabarat, Syria's dreaded police? The schemes of cutthroat terrorists? Or has she simply gone into hiding?Masquerading as Amanda Pym's worried aunt, Mrs. Pollifax begins her determined search, slipping through Damascus' crooked streets and colorful, crowded souks, and trekking deep into the desert, hoping that rumor and whispers (which is all she has to go on) will lead her to the truth.


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Not the performance we are used to hearing.

Barbara creates an energy field around her that extends to everyone she meets and electrifies each book she records. She is superb with accents, unfailingly accurate and consistent. Her repertoire of dialects enlivens characters from cockney to Castillian, Broadway to Budapest. She owns numerous mystery series, with characterizations including Elizabeth Peters's Amelia Peabody, Dorothy Gilman's Mrs. Pollifax and, recently, Nevada Barr's Anna Pigeon. All would simply not be right with another reader. Her astute sense of timing and sensitivity to the characters are intrinsic to her work. This is a quote from "Are You Listening".

I don't understand why after having Ms. Rosenblat narrate the first thirteen books in the series you would select someone with totally different skills and voice perform the final book in the series. This spoils my enjoyment and although I listen to the rest of the series again and again I skip this book when I do. Although I have bought all the books, I am unable to enjoy listening to the complete series. If you would please have Ms. Rosenblat perform this book I would purchase her version so I could actually enjoy it. It is sad enough that Dorothy Gillman has past on and will no longer entertain us with the wit and charm we can enjoy of her Mrs. Pollifax series without you ruining the last book in it's audio version for her fans. PLEASE FIX THIS ERROR. Thank you.
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- Kindle Customer


The Mrs. Pollifax series has been brain "cotton candy" for me and my grandmother to enjoy together. Over the years, I gradually acquired the whole series for grandma... except this book... I was waiting for Barbara Rosenblat to record it. I finally gave up... apparently it isn't going to happen. Although Sharon Williams is a fine narrator, every time she spoke for Mrs. Pollifax it jarred me, because it just wasn't the right voice. This book, the last of the series, is very short, borrows heavily from plot lines in prior books (kept thinking I had read it before) and just plain old isn't as good as her previous books. If you want to check out this series, start with "The Unexpected Mrs Pollifax" #1 and read more or less in order... stop before reading this one... unless you really, really love them.
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- Jan "Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio