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Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind | [Ann B. Ross]

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind

Miss Julia, a recently bereaved and newly wealthy widow, is only slightly bemused when one Hazel Marie Puckett appears at her door with a youngster in tow and unceremoniously announces that the child is the bastard son of Miss Julia's late husband. Suddenly, this longtime church member and pillar of her small Southern community finds herself in the center of an unseemly scandal - and the guardian of a wan nine-year-old whose mere presence turns her life upside down.
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Miss Julia, a recently bereaved and newly wealthy widow, is only slightly bemused when one Hazel Marie Puckett appears at her door with a youngster in tow and unceremoniously announces that the child is the bastard son of Miss Julia's late husband. Suddenly, this longtime church member and pillar of her small Southern community finds herself in the center of an unseemly scandal - and the guardian of a wan nine-year-old whose mere presence turns her life upside down.

With razor-sharp wit and perfect "Steel Magnolia" poise, Miss Julia speaks her mind indeed - about a robbery, a kidnapping, and the other disgraceful events precipitated by her husband's death. Fast-paced and charming, with a sure sense of comic drama, a cast of crazy characters, and a strong Southern cadence, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind will delight listeners from first minute to the last.

©2001 Ann B Ross (P)2001 Random House Audio

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    Anita 03-10-13
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    "Cute and funny"
    Where does Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoyed this book, the narrator really made this character loveable and you found yourself rooting for her.


    What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

    Her voice, accent, timing....it was all very impressive


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Too long to listen to in one setting I believe. My commute to work is 45 min and I enjoy listening to books during my commute.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer Augusta, GA, United States 07-13-12
    jennifer Augusta, GA, United States 07-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Miss Julia is 60+ yrs old.. reader is too young"
    Would you listen to Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind again? Why?

    yes……….. not if same narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Karen White’s performances?

    NO!!!! over acting with over the top southern accent………I am from the south, I should know.

    It was like Scarlett O'Hara in the 21st century …………Over actiing to the point of rolling my eyes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Narrator ruimed this book, I have listened to ALL Miss Julia books; love them and the Cynthia Darlow is perfect for these books!!!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Brown CA 09-18-14
    J. Brown CA 09-18-14 Member Since 2004
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    "PLEASE, PLEASE, GET THE REST ONTO AUDIBLE, PLEASE!"
    If you could sum up Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind in three words, what would they be?

    Comforting and addictive.


    What other book might you compare Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind to and why?

    I would compare the series to the Father Tim series by Jan Karon.


    What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

    It was just fine. I've grown used to Cynthia Darlow because she's the narrator for all the other "Miss Julia" books on Audible.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm going to contact Audible and see when the other four books will be available. I can't imagine they would put on Number One and not add the rest to catch up:-)

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    B. Nightingale Florida 07-27-14
    B. Nightingale Florida 07-27-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Fun Reading--Thoroughly Enjoyed"

    I loved this book! It was so easy to listen to and very enjoyable.

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    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 05-08-14
    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 05-08-14

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    "Driving Miss Daisy, sort of"

    Low key drama with humor and southern charm set in small town (1999). Main character is 65+ widow who is finding her backbone now that her controlling husband is gone. (Story drags a little in places, but that's on the editor more than the author). This series has potential, once Miss Julia stops caring what other people (mainly men) think of her actions. Love the idea of a series about an mature woman!

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    Tammy Energy, IL, United States 11-29-13
    Tammy Energy, IL, United States 11-29-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Wonderful!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind the most enjoyable?

    The narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind?

    When Little Lloyd gives Miss Julia the "present" his daddy gave him!


    What about Karen White’s performance did you like?

    She brought the characters to life. She gave each person a voice that made the book a joy to listen to.


    Who was the most memorable character of Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind and why?

    Miss Julia. I loved the way, as the story progressed, her perspective changed about her situation and the people involved!


    Any additional comments?

    We've all heard the saying "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade." Well, Miss Julia and Hazel Marie do just that!

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