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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,245 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann B. Ross Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Miss Julia Series Release Date: October 2001 ISBN: 9781415911518
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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 start to end. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila Stitzel | 2/18/2014

    " THERE IS A LITTLE MISS JULIA IN ALL OF US!! A WHOLE SERIES OF MISS JULIA BOOKS, THIS IS THE FIRST ONE. SHE SAYS IT LIKE IT IS AND STILL REMAINS A LADY. A FEEL GOOD AND IN YOUR FACE KIND OF BOOK. FUN TO READ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dottie | 2/16/2014

    " This is the beginning of a very sweet series of books. Quick, enjoyable reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Wetzel | 2/9/2014

    " I love this whole series of books. They are absolutely hilarious. Miss Julia is a "steel magnolia" whose attempts to carry on with life in a classy way while everything around her is anything but proper are laugh out loud funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginnyvette | 2/9/2014

    " Funny! and an easy read. would that I had the grace to give left-handed Southern compliments as Miss Julia does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 2/9/2014

    " My biggest beef about the book was that Miss Julia couldn't see how people were pulling her chain all the time in order to get to her money. But I loved her character and the interesting twist of the story and outcome. I wasn't expecting her to respond the way she did to the mother and her husband's lover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 2/8/2014

    " I read this with my old book group. I thought this one was a lot of fun. I even laughed out loud in a couple of places. However, the reaction of a couple of the other women in the group was one of anger and frustration at the small town mentality and dynamics depicted throughout the book. I too felt that frustration, but it was good to see Miss Julia blossom into her own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 1/31/2014

    " I liked this - I want to read more Miss Julia books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/27/2014

    " Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind is quirky, candid and offers keen observations on the social rules that govern life in a small town. Though the novel is good-natured at its heart, I found myself wanting to shake some sense into Miss Julia. This book is easy and fast-paced for those who wish a brainless read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna Ruske | 1/18/2014

    " Just when I was really getting to like Julia, the story turned too farcicle for my liking. I like humor until it crosses the line to silly. Like most farce, they all lived happily ever after. "

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

    " This series is laugh-out-loud funny! Very clean and fun to read. Any woman from the south will easily identify with the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amee | 12/31/2013

    " Very witty, comical book set in the South. Cleaver writing style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geraldine | 12/24/2013

    " It was such a fun book to read. I thought all of the characters were exaggerated sterotypes. Was it hilarious? Yes. I laughed out loud several times. If you like "soap opera humor, read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/20/2013

    " I thought this book was laugh out loud funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa T | 12/5/2013

    " I must be just a little ornery lately, or something. I didn't like Miss Julia much as a character. Maybe if I were closer to 60. Ha! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle Bojorquez | 11/11/2013

    " 3/4's of the way through in one day. Very enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaye | 11/11/2013

    " Miss Julia, a gentile southern woman life is turned upside down after her husband passes away. His mistress drops his 9 year old son on her doorstep and all kinds of adventures begin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 10/1/2013

    " I had listened to a CD of this series, then read another of them... The CD was somewhat better, but neither had much to offer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maura | 6/17/2013

    " A book with a 60 year old main character was different for me. Kept going even up until the end. Nice easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ericka | 6/14/2013

    " This was a different read. I found this book at our local library when I used to go to the library before I got an e-reader. I probably would have never found this book anywhere else. I will read her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Marx | 6/2/2013

    " I liked this book, and I think I will continue on with the rest of the series. I was very confused with the time frame this book was taking place, some of Miss Julia's ideas are very very very old sounding, or maybe it is a regional/cultural thing as I am not from the Deep South. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thayer Smock | 5/22/2013

    " These are fun beach reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 4/30/2013

    " Cozy and fun to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Kane | 4/14/2013

    " Hilarious and cozy.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mswapp | 3/17/2013

    " What a gutsy southern lady! This will be another series where I look forward to listening to all off them on my drive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonna | 2/8/2013

    " It started off a little slow but once I got into the book I couldn't put it down. Miss Julia will make you laugh, she is a 60 something widower who has a very proper sense of the way things ought to be and all through the book there are several situations she is put into that will make you smile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/2/2013

    " I found this book witty, smart, and fun to read. I want to read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 12/2/2012

    " A fast beach read book. Miss Julia is widowed in her sixty's then finds her husband has a 9 year old son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 8/10/2012

    " What a jewel. Quirky, fun and a touch of adventure. This was the best light read I have picked up in a long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 7/20/2012

    " Cute quick read for summer. This would be a great beach or pool book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Winkler | 7/12/2012

    " I'm a friend of Ann's and she wrote this book while she was in the writing group I was members of then, so it has a special place in my heart, as does she--a truly wonderful person! These are lively very "North Carolina" characters that you're sure to love. "

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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

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks since 1999. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her reading of The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2009.