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Publisher's Summary

Emily Pollifax accompanies her young friend Kadi back to Africa, where a mutual friend is to be crowned king of his small country. But when several people are slashed by murderous lion claws and Kadi disappears, Mrs. Pollifax must begin a perilous investigation.

Fortunately for all, staunch determination and polished karate skills are on her side.

©1996 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1996 Recorded Books

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I must not be smarter than the average bear...

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Once again, I didn't figure out who "did it" until 5 seconds before they exposed him. The plot is very well written. There were a few extraneous things that weren't germane to the plot, but they didn't take away from it. I thoroughly enjoyed this one -- like I have all of the previous books in the series. It's also fun to go back in time, when they couldn't pick up a cell phone, or get onto the Internet, or all of the other things we take for granted these days. So fun!!

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Mrs Pollifax is an observant spy!

Emily Pollifax leaves her husband Cyrus at home so she can accompany Kadi on her way to Ubangiba. A fun novel with twists and turns leading the reader to certain characters. The are no lions in Ubangiba.

Mrs Pollifax meets some amazing people along the way on this personal trip. Some are worth the trip and others are not.

Suitable for the whole family. Kids may have a hard time following along but the verbiage is clean and the characters stay out of the bedroom. A quick listen. And you can't beat this kind of fun on television!

Enjoy Mrs Pollifax today. You will want to listen in order if you can. If you can't, don't sweat it. The story doesn't require that you know the previous novel.

My family really enjoys the spunk show by Mrs Pollifax.

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Another great Mrs. Pollifax story

What did you love best about Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer?

The character of Mrs. Pollifax is what keeps my attention in this series. She is interesting, inquisitive and engaging. Dorothy Gilman keeps all of the side characters interesting also.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I honestly did not have any idea who the villain was until it was revealed at the end of the book.

What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

Barbara Rosenblat reads very well and does different voices and accents superbly.

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I think it is best to listen to the preceding book. Mrs. Pollifax Pursued because the characters from the last book carryover into this book and you will understand what is going on better.

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Great series

Would you consider the audio edition of Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer 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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Disappointed Fan of Mrs. Pollifax

Uneventful,and extremely boring storyline, Least favorite of series. How/why was ever published is the mystery.

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Excellent story, as always

Believable characters and plot. Unusual and interesting setting. Most excellent narration by Barbara Rosenblatt who is THE BEST!!

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Good story, but I missed Carstairs and Bishop. I feel that they always add to the plot..

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Great

It's was yet another great book of Mrs P. Still waiting for the last one to come out done by Barbara Rosenblat because Sharon does no Mrs P she actually killed it for me. I went out and brought a hard copy of Mrs Pollifax unveiled to read.

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Boooring!!!

I really liked the first three Pollifax books. They were kind of sweet and quirky and fun. Not the greatest literature, but a fun read/listen to keep my mind busy while I drove.

This book, put me to sleep at the wheel. I seriously had to turn it off to keep from falling asleep and it took two nine hour drives just to finish it. Actually, I never even finished it but left about fifteen minutes unlistened once I arrived home from our trip. I can't say that i even care to know how it ended.

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A bit convoluted, but I love Mrs Pollifax

This plot was a bit convoluted, but anyway these adventures require a suspension of rationality. I mean, I couldn’t go for the number of hours without a toilet as happens in these stories, never mind all the other feats! But Rosenblat’s reading and the delightful energy of Mrs Pollifax make all of these stories a delight.