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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann B. Ross Narrator: Cynthia Darlow Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Miss Julia Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781461803683
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Miss Julia has promised her adoring husband, Sam, to mind her own business. What a relief! Instead of trying to figure out why that dead body was found in Miss Petty’s toolshed, Miss Julia can concentrate on taking care of just-in-time newlywed Hazel Marie as she prepares for her impending due date. 

But then Miss Julia, who has always balanced her checkbook down to the penny, suddenly finds her checks bouncing all over town. Just this once, Miss Julia starts investigating—and so begin the antics that have made her one of the most beloved and irrepressible ladies-of-a-certain-age in today’s fiction.

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  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 2/4/2014

    " I really enjoy the characters in this series. This twelfth book finds most of my favorites in their typical places. Hazel Marie is expecting twins and Miss Julia has arranged for Etta Mae to come and assist before and after their birth. A dead body showing up in the toolshed of little Lloyd's teacher's house launches Miss Julia into her typical take charge and figure it out mode along with her very reluctant assistant, Lillian. It all proves too much for Sam and causes considerable friction between Miss Julia and Sam. Miss Julia's efforts to resolve things is entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy F | 1/27/2014

    " Hazel Marie's twins arrive during a snowstorm and Miss Julia tries to find out why a dead body was found in Lloyd's teacher's tool shed. Another fun read from Ann Ross. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 1/25/2014

    " not my favorite in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maura | 1/25/2014

    " Another in the series - have to keep reading to find out what's happening to Miss Julia and all her friends in Abbottsville. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joni | 1/16/2014

    " Definitely my favorite in the Miss Julia series!! There was so much more humour and the narrator, Cynthia Darlow, was the best she has been in the series. A new addition to Miss Julia's circle adds to new dimensions to the characters and paves the way for future fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh Ann | 1/16/2014

    " I love Miss Julia. I recently recommended her books to a 90-year-old who thinks Miss Julie is a "hoot"! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy McC. Mc.C | 12/25/2013

    " It was my least favorite of all of the Miss Julia books, but I still admire Julia's spunk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Midge | 12/22/2013

    " Gotta love Miss Julia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 12/19/2013

    " I love the Miss Julia books and this one is no exception. If you're looking for a fun Southern novel with a little mystery thrown in, try the Miss Julia series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristie | 12/18/2013

    " Loved the series, but this was one of my least favorite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilean | 11/20/2013

    " That Miss Julia is always getting into trouble despite her telling herself that she won't. I have thoroughly enjoyed each of Ann B. Ross's books on Miss Julia and her friends and family. I can't wait for another of Ms Ross's books to come out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 11/20/2013

    " I enjoy the gentle humor of this series as well as Miss Julia's insistence that she doesn't meddle when she is right in the middle of someone else's business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mswapp | 11/20/2013

    " A series that is light and fun! The characters make this such an enjoyable read and the southern setting only adds to the charm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KayDee | 11/17/2013

    " Love Miss Julia and all the wonderful characters...especially Sam! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elzbieta | 10/19/2013

    " Love the series but this one does not compare to the previous ones... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/23/2013

    " For crying out loud! If Sam and Miss Julia can't get their relationship figured out by now it's too late. I've so enjoyed the Miss Julia series, but this one seemed forced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/3/2013

    " I so enjoy these books. This one did not disappoint. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy McClanahan | 3/2/2013

    " 3.5 rounded up. Miss Julia makes me laugh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 2/19/2013

    " Guilty pleasure. I'm such a sucker for the Miss Julia books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 2/18/2013

    " I can only tolerate Miss Julia in small doses, but was ready for another one. I liked this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Evan | 1/24/2013

    " Unfortunately I believe that Ann Ross has simply run out of story. The earlier books are fun and the characters likable. This is more of the same but not all that well done. The story just ... ended. I honestly didn't see the point at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 12/17/2012

    " I think Miss Julia is starting to lose her charm - her predicaments are getting too far-fetched for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 12/12/2012

    " This book is a cut above some of the latest in this series. Enjoyable, funny, not as good as the first, but then I find few books in a series that do surpass the first. This one gets close to 'as good as'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 3/14/2012

    " I always enjoy a visit with Miss Julia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 11/8/2011

    " Twelve books in this series! I think I may have missed a couple since I last picked one up. Miss Julia is a teensy bit prissy and hypocritical for my taste, but she is certainly loyal to her motley crew of friends and family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine Sandy | 9/26/2011

    " Good light reading. I always enjoy reading about Miss Julia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda | 9/21/2011

    " I love all Miss Julia books. This is her latest and did not disappoint. But if Miss Julia is supposed to be such a staunch Presbyterian, the author would do well to portray accurately the doctrine if infant baptism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Doman | 8/31/2011

    " I love the Miss Julia books! This one (the 12th in the series) did not disappoint! It included plenty of madcap adventures to keep me laughing out loud. I can't wait for the next one.... : ) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/16/2011

    " I just love visiting with Miss Julia! Pour yourself some sweet tea and hold on to your hat as you bounce along on another crazy adventure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 6/25/2011

    " Delightful light mystery with some hilarious highlights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 6/18/2011

    " Another cute Miss Julia book. I love her pluck!!!! She's a little too nosy for my taste but then there wouldn't be a story if she didn't try to "help" everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristie | 5/31/2011

    " Loved the series, but this was one of my least favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/31/2011

    " For crying out loud! If Sam and Miss Julia can't get their relationship figured out by now it's too late. I've so enjoyed the Miss Julia series, but this one seemed forced. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 NancyL | 5/30/2011

    " I love the Miss Julia books, especially when you've just finished a more difficult book. These are books you can get lost in. I read this one in one day and enjoyed every bit of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 5/20/2011

    " Ann B. Ross writes a formula book but I still enjoyed it. Julia is not too over the top. It has been a while since the last book, so I had a little trouble remembering the lesser characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 5/15/2011

    " This book is a cut above some of the latest in this series. Enjoyable, funny, not as good as the first, but then I find few books in a series that do surpass the first. This one gets close to 'as good as'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maura | 5/7/2011

    " Another in the series - have to keep reading to find out what's happening to Miss Julia and all her friends in Abbottsville. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 5/2/2011

    " I love reading the Miss Julia series! This book kept me on my toes and entertained until the last page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 4/17/2011

    " Great book, Miss Julia is smart as a fox and naive at the same time... I laughed so hard I cried on some pages... Can't wait for her next one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/15/2011

    " Miss Julia was amusing as always. Needed the break between "The Last Child" and "Room". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/13/2011

    " Good-Although the story was dragging pretty bad towards the end. "

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About the Author
Author Ann B. RossAnn B. Ross is the mother of two daughters and one son, and the grandmother of four grandsons (including twin boys) and two granddaughters, both of whom are her namesakes. When her children were in college, she decided to complete her own education, enrolling in the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Literature. Reluctant to return to an empty nest, she continued her education by enrolling in the English Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned both the Master's and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Afterwards, she taught Literature and the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
About the Narrator

Cynthia Darlow’s unusual voice makes her devotion to the spoken arts a natural fit. As a narrator and veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater, film, and television, her characterizations and facility with dialects are unforgettable. Her audiobook narrations have earned her seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), whose mission it is to present concert performances of long-neglected, language-driven plays.