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
I enjoyed this book, the narrator really made this character loveable and you found yourself rooting for her.
Her voice, accent, timing....it was all very impressive
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.
yes……….. not if same narrator
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
Narrator ruimed this book, I have listened to ALL Miss Julia books; love them and the Cynthia Darlow is perfect for these books!!!
I can't remember how many times I have listened to this book. I had read it years ago so when I saw it on audible, I knew I had to try it. Extremely entertaining with many laugh out loud places. Well worth the price you pay. I just wish the entire series were available
Although the story was a little off at times, it was the narration that made me turn the app to double speed. I just couldn't bear hearing her voice at times. It wasn't necessarily the quality of her voice (although I agree with others that it wasn't suited for an older woman) but the way she pronounced things. And there were no differences between the characters. Just all one voice.
As for the author's ability, I'll have to read another one to decide. Thankfully, they're not narrated by the same person.
Love Miss Julia books! The reader wasn't very good at changing voices. Cynthia Darlow does a much better job with our southern country drawl. I'm sure Karen does better with other accents.
Old, tired member of the sandwich generation. Waiting to just get to heaven!!
You just can't go wrong with a Miss Julia book. I wish that Audible would get all of them! This is the beginning of a wonderful ride that you shouldn't miss! Enjoy!
Comforting and addictive.
I would compare the series to the Father Tim series by Jan Karon.
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.
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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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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