That Sweet Little Old Lady


Read by Phil Chenevert

(4.6 stars; 67 reviews)

Randall Garrett had this story first published in Astounding Science Fiction September and October of 1959. His twisted sense of humor and gift for the bizarre situation with believable characters shines here. In the not too distant future, Ken Malone, young but promising FBI agent , is given the most important and difficult assignment of his career: find a spy who is stealing information from the Ultra Top Absolute Secret project to develop a non-rocket space ship at Yucca Flats Labs in Nevada. But this is not a normal spy, this spy laughs at the FBI and all attempts to find him or her because they use an unknown new method to steal the information directly from the minds of the scientists. And then of course, there is the Sweet Little Old Lady who is immortal and the stunning nurse and the Las Vegas gangsters and ... well, you had better listen to the story to find out the details. (Summary by Phil Chenevert) (4 hr 23 min)

Chapters

1 - Chapter 1 29:19 Read by Phil Chenevert
2 - Chapter 2 30:34 Read by Phil Chenevert
3 - Chapter 3 48:58 Read by Phil Chenevert
4 - Chapter 4 25:46 Read by Phil Chenevert
5 - Chapter 5 31:29 Read by Phil Chenevert
6 - Chapter 6 38:23 Read by Phil Chenevert
7 - Chapter 7 20:00 Read by Phil Chenevert
8 - Chapter 8 39:23 Read by Phil Chenevert

Reviews

Delightful Garrett at his best. Chenevert as usual excellent.

(5 stars)

A telepathic spy, who's compromising secrets at Yucca Flats. unfortunately the only telepaths the FBI are able to find are "nuts". The most promising is an endearing elderly lady who believes she's Queen Elizabeth the first. Thus begins this light enjoyable tale that begins " The Queen's own FBI" series. It's a light fun series read by Phil Chenevert who is as usual flawless and definitely brings the tale life. well worth listening to.

Tea and Telepathy

(5 stars)

This has long been my favorite Garrett yarn, and Phil C. does it proud.

excellent story and read extremely well.

(5 stars)

That Sweet Old Lady

(5 stars)

Great read. Fun story, cast of characters, plot and a theme to make you think as a bonus - great sardonic sense of humour which is well emphasized by this reader! Thanks....

(3.5 stars)

A change of pace story; this story reminds me of an early 1940's light comedy. Something to listen to while you are lackadaisical with a few hours.

just awesome amusement

(5 stars)

and a great little tale! the absolute perfect short and add always read by my favorite and so extremely missed Phil Chenevert!!!

great chuckling laughter!

(5 stars)

This was a joyful adventure.Excellently read by Mr.Chenevert. Just a joyful read/listen.

excellent

(5 stars)

i laughed and smiled and laughed so much