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Miss Julia to the Rescue: A Miss Julia Novel, Book 13 | [Ann B. Ross]

Miss Julia to the Rescue: A Miss Julia Novel, Book 13

A new Miss Julia novel from New York Times best-selling author Ann B. Ross is a special treat for her devoted fans as well as those new to the adventures of the titular senior citizen. This time out, the proper Southern lady has a couple doozies on her plate. It seems that her friend Hazel’s PI husband, J.D,. has gotten himself in some trouble in West Virginia - and he’s one tirade away from landing in a jail cell. Meanwhile, a crew of misfits has followed wealthy Agnes Whitman back to Abbotsville, and they have all the makings of a crazy religious cult!
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A new Miss Julia novel from New York Times best-selling author Ann B. Ross is a special treat for her devoted fans as well as those new to the adventures of the titular senior citizen. This time out, the proper Southern lady has a couple doozies on her plate.

It seems that her friend Hazel’s PI husband, J.D,. has gotten himself in some trouble in West Virginia - and he’s one tirade away from landing in a jail cell. Meanwhile, a crew of misfits has followed wealthy Agnes Whitman back to Abbotsville, and they have all the makings of a crazy religious cult!

©2012 Ann B. Ross (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Denise HOUSTON, TX, United States 04-07-12
    Denise HOUSTON, TX, United States 04-07-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Another Winner"
    If you could sum up Miss Julia to the Rescue in three words, what would they be?

    Oh So Funny!


    What other book might you compare Miss Julia to the Rescue to and why?

    I really can't think of any, Miss Julia is a unique character.


    What about Cynthia Darlow’s performance did you like?

    She did better this time than some of her other Miss Julia performances, sometimes she forgets how she did a voice of certain characters from book to book and messes them up bad so she should listen to a previous book before recording the new one.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    I love Miss Julia books though it is a bit nerve wracking how the writer Ms. Ross will forget what she has written from a previous book and will completely change it in the current book when the characters are referring to it. Also she consistently makes Miss Julia sound stupid at times by not having the character make sense. She did it again in this book when she hired a carpenter to build something and goes in detail about how she wants them and only a few sentences later says they are already ordered and just needs to be installed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John S. Seattle, WA United States 12-21-12
    John S. Seattle, WA United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Just plain bizarre"

    I spent most of the book consciously suspending disbelief that things could possibly have happened the way they did. As far as structure goes, there are two plot points, with a "spinoff" (subplot) of the second one.
    First, Miss Julia and Etta Mae end up "rescuing" J. D. Pickens from police custody in West Virginia; he's in the local hospital doped to the gills, suffering from gunshot wounds. That whole mess would've been easily resolved in real life, by having Coleman ask the WV sheriff for a description of the guy they're holding as John Doe. Did he do that? Of course not! And then, not long after he's back home, Pickens is hosting a dinner party -- they way he was tossed about like a sack of potatoes by Julia and Etta Mae, he should've been in intensive care! The same sheriff who was close-mouthed to the point of being hostile later becomes a complete pussycat. Okay ...
    Attention turns to the new "cult" in town ... wherein people are getting tattoos and piercings as part of a "religious" experience. Clearly Ms. Ross highly disapproves of this practice; I recommend she NOT consider any vacations to Seattle in the near future!
    Sam, not being needed here for his propensities to utter "Oh, Julia!" and to initiate sexual activity, has been shipped off to the Holy Land with a church group. So, Miss Julia is re-doing the house in his absence, including a dedicated writing room as a surprise. The oh-so-nice evangelical young carpenter she's hired, and taken a liking to, goes missing, so she and Etta Mae have another zany outing to get him out of the clutches of the "cult" (and back to fundamentalist Christianity instead).
    I understand that Miss Julia leads a relatively sheltered life, but she does come off here as highly judgmental, petty, and nasty. Frankly, one can probably skip this book altogether in the series, as there aren't any events that should affect future stories. Not particularly recommended, although Cynthia Darlow does her usual good job with the narration.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Vancleave, ms, United States 05-21-12
    Amazon Customer Vancleave, ms, United States 05-21-12
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    "Great book - Great Laughs- Couldn't put it down"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Miss Julia to the Rescue to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version but I have read other Miss Julia books and I love listening to them


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

    Always! Miss Julia and her crazy ideas keep you laughing and intrigued


    Which character – as performed by Cynthia Darlow – was your favorite?

    Miss Julia. I love her in every book. Etta Mae was a close second in this particular book.


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

    Oh absolutely. I listened to it in approx 2 - 5 hours sittings


    Any additional comments?

    Such a great book for any age. My grandmother, mother, and I all love them!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 01-15-14
    Terri Hartsville, SC, United States 01-15-14 Member Since 2012
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    "What A Woman"
    What about Cynthia Darlow’s performance did you like?

    The narration is great. The personality of each character is clearly detailed, which makes this such an enjoyable book.


    Any additional comments?

    Full of fun and intrigue. You just never know what is around the corner with Miss Julia leading the way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ina LONG BEACH, CA, United States 01-14-13
    Ina LONG BEACH, CA, United States 01-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Miss Julia makes my day!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, and I have... There are a dozen friends who are reading this series since I have recommended or shared one of the Miss Julia books with them...and we all love this series.Why? Because we can all use a little fun and laughter in our lives, and Miss Julia reminds us what trouble one can get into, and out of, with friends and family...she is a joy.


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

    Well, not on the edge of my seat, but it did keep me happily reading, and now and then I would stop to just giggle at this story.... One never knows what Miss Julia is going to get into next.


    Which character – as performed by Cynthia Darlow – was your favorite?

    We all love Miss Julia, and Little Lloyd, but I adore Lillian.... My favorite books are those when Lillian and Julia get into trouble together....


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

    It made me laugh, and it sure puts a smile on your face when you read or listen to this series.


    Any additional comments?

    I often read series books, Father Tim, Miss Dorothy, and so many others; but Miss Julia is the one I love the best.... This series always gives you a laugh, and makes you feel like your right at home with the cast of characters. I have read much of this series, but enjoy the audio as the characters come to life... I never grow tired of this series, and have a dozen friends now reading and listening to this wonderful series of books.... Keep on going Miss Julia, we all love you!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    audry redlands, CA, United States 10-07-12
    audry redlands, CA, United States 10-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love getting old with Miss Julie"
    Where does Miss Julia to the Rescue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    She is a kick to listen to and enjoy her strange world were something is always happening to keep her young at heart


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

    She just seems to have so much going on


    Have you listened to any of Cynthia Darlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes She is great


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

    I always laugh and cry with Miss julia


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Franklin, TN, United States 09-27-12
    Mary Franklin, TN, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Miss Julia stirs the pot again"
    Would you listen to Miss Julia to the Rescue again? Why?

    Yes. Mhysterical


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

    Kind of. But I was laughing constantly


    Did Cynthia Darlow do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hitting below the belt


    Any additional comments?

    Love miss Julia spirit I

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 09-13-12
    Linda Burlington, KS, United States 09-13-12 Member Since 2010

    RETIRED & LOVING IT.

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    "THEBEST LAUGH FROM MISS JULIA, EVER."
    What did you love best about Miss Julia to the Rescue?

    IF SHE COULD GET IN MORE TROUBLE, I CANNOT THINK OF IT. A LOVELY HEARTED WOMAN, WITH A BIT OF SOUTHERN STIFFNESS, I COULD NOT QUIT LAUGHING, OUT LOUD EVEN THOUGH I HAD MY HEADSET ON. MY HUSBAND SAYS, I LOVE YOUR LAUGH (ANOTHER SAM). I HAVE LAUGHED FOR YEARS WITH ANN B. ROSS, BUT SHE IS JUST GETTING BETTER.


    What other book might you compare Miss Julia to the Rescue to and why?

    MISS JULIA PAINTS THE TOWN


    Which scene was your favorite?

    STUFFING J.D. INTO A CAR WITH A BULLET WOUND IN THE DERRIERE, THE POOR MAN SHOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO WALK AGAIN. FROM THERE THE LAUGHS JUST KEPT COMING WITH A GREAT STORY WOVEN IN HER EXPERT MANNER. PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING, AND OF COURSE THE LAUGHS; IT SETS YOU APART FROM THE OTHER RIDERS. EVEN JANET EVANOVICH, AND DIANE DOTT MATT DAVIDSON, OTHER COZY MYSTERIES THAT ARE WELL WRITTEN AND FULL OF MYSTERY. ANOTHER ONE I LOVE IS SARAH GRAVES,SHE KEEPS ME CAPTIVATED BUT I DO NOT NEED THE KLEENEX. PLEASE ANN, WRITE MORE, I LIVE FOR YOUR BOOKS.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    GETTING J.D. INTO A TINY TRUNK WITH A BULLET WOUND IN THE WORSE POSSIBLE PLACE A MAN CAN GET ONE. THIS TALE I REWOUND AND REWOUND, AS IT GOT FUNNIER AS I PICKED UP POINTS I MISSED THE FIRST TIME. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANN B. ROSS, AS A PERSONAL FRIEND, WE THINK ALIKE.


    Any additional comments?

    READ IT BUT THE BEST FUN IS TO LISTEN TO IT, THE NARRATION IS HILARIOUS.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janice ODON, IN, United States 06-10-12
    Janice ODON, IN, United States 06-10-12
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    "Awesome book."
    Where does Miss Julia to the Rescue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is probably one of my favorite books of Miss Julia. I think I have heard them all and really emjoy them.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Julia....... You never know what she is going to do. She is so funny at times.


    Have you listened to any of Cynthia Darlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just the Miss Julia ones


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lise Amesbury, MA, United States 06-06-12
    Lise Amesbury, MA, United States 06-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointing Miss Julia"
    What disappointed you about Miss Julia to the Rescue?

    I love the series but this one fell way short. It was homophobic and anti- any religion but mainstream. Miss Julia is way better than this story.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Ann B. Ross again?

    Yes, I'd try again.


    Have you listened to any of Cynthia Darlow’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, Cynthia Darlow was fine.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Its always good to catch up with the characters in the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Give us back our open-minded Miss Julia!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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