Miss Julia to the Rescue : Miss Julia

  • by Ann B. Ross
  • Narrated by Cynthia Darlow
  • Series: Miss Julia
  • 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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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.

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- John S.

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!

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- Michelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-09-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books