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A former CIA operative turned art dealer waits in Italy, wounded and in hiding, for the cavalry. According to his SOS, only Mrs. Pollifax will do....

©1993 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1993 Recorded Books

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Great characters as always.

Gotta love the interesting characters you meet on an adventure with Mrs Pollifax! Suspense, danger and mystery keep you listening.

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  • Lady M
  • 15-05-2015

Not As Good As The Others I Read

I found Book 10: "Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief" even too far fetched for a Mrs. Pollifax mystery to be truly entertaining.

Mrs. Emily Pollifax is sent to Italy in response to former CIA Farrell's SOS. There she finds John Sebastian Farrell wounded and needing to be kept out of sight. Her assigned Italian companion turns out to be a young woman of many talents as Emily soon learns while outrunning and out-maneuvering the string of cars following them.

There's a plethora of characters. Sometimes it's hard to keep their different roles in mind while mentally picturing what is happening and why. She and Farrell run into a former nemesis, a hired assassin Mrs. Pollifax had met in Africa on safari. Emily and Farrell were responsible for his imprisonment in France; where he should still be. "So, how could he be in Italy?"

Barbara Rosenblat gave a sterling performance, as usual. In my opinion she carried the story.

I love Mrs. Pollifax, but for those contemplating one of her stories, I would forgo this one.

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  • Sy Ann Guth
  • 25-01-2015

Great series

Would you consider the audio edition of Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief to be better than the print version?

Absolutely loved this whole series. Narration was great except for the last book in the series. Loved the locations and the detailed description about the people, customs, and traditions. Mrs. Pollifax character was a delight and loved her. Listened to the series twice through I enjoyed it so much. The narrator was so good, I can't imagine that reading the books would have been nearly as enjoyable.

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  • Sassy1980
  • 20-10-2012

Mrs. P in Sicily

An old friend needs help desperately - so Mrs. P heads to Sicily. Then finds that there are quite a few people following her, and interested in her doings. An old adversary shows up, and then things really get interesting! Once again, laugh-out-loud moments are interspersed with touching moments, and nothing is ever just the way it seems. Mrs. Pollifax even gets to ride a bicycle! Excellent narration makes this adventure even better.

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  • william willis
  • 16-08-2021

good

just the right amount of suspence and thrill for sure.will keep you on your toed.

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  • windinthewillows
  • 07-02-2021

More fun with Mrs P.

I just love this series. This one does not disappoint! With Sicily as the backdrop; new and old characters: new twists and turns.

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  • Daniel Ryan
  • 29-11-2020

Least favorite of series

This story is confusing and really makes no sense. I really all books before this one

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  • JULIA
  • 25-08-2020

Another great story by Dorothy!

So happy to have - many years ago - discovered Ms. Gilman's works; I've had many pleasant hours of enjoyment from the Mrs. Pollifax series, reading them all again every year or so. And now, with Audible, it's even better, because I can accomplish other (mindless) tasks while reliving the adventures she was involved in. :-)

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  • Christina
  • 07-12-2019

Worst Mrs. Pollifax

Ugh. Terrible. I love Mrs. Pollifax, but this was awful. No plot development, poor character development, and random love stories thrown in that made no sense. Don’t waste your time on this one.

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  • Debbie H, Arizona
  • 13-11-2019

A delight

Best narrator ever. Great story and characters. Barbara Rosenblatt could read the phone book and make it sound interesting.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-08-2019

I love this series

Though good this one felt short and almost rushed this time. still a lovely story and enjoyable to have characters stories and characters even further deepened.

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