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CS ISBN 1556904010 $39.00 Five cassettes
Dorothy Gilman's elderly spy from New Jersey has a new mission--to infiltrate a spa in Switzerland in connection with a stolen shipment of radioactive materials. All the turns of the plot unfold with just enough suspense to keep the listener interested. This is a good selection for the audio format, but Rosenblat's narration done in a slightly British accent, distances the text from the reader. She successfully differentiates each character and approximates foreign accents nicely; however, there is no excitement in the presentation. One never gets the feeling that Mrs. Pollifax comes from New Jersey. A more earthy, humorous narration might have given the story the vitality to rise above the ordinary. C.R.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 92]
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