The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg audiobook

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules: A Novel

By Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
Translated by Rod Bradbury
Read by Patience Tomlinson

HarperAudio 9780062447975

The League of Pensioners Series: Book 1

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork. Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere. Their solution? White collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on their trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker’s length ahead if it’s going to succeed…. Told with all the insight and humor of A Man Called Ove or Where’d You Go Bernadette?, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a delightful and heartwarming novel that goes to prove the adage that it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.  

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Summary

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s witty and insightful comedy of errors about a group of delinquent seniors whose desire for a better quality of life leads them to rob and ransom priceless artwork.

Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine-years-old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends—The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)—won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets about to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere.

Their solution? White collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on their trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker’s length ahead if it’s going to succeed….

Told with all the insight and humor of A Man Called Ove or Where’d You Go Bernadette?, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules is a delightful and heartwarming novel that goes to prove the adage that it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.  

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A good-natured humorous crime caper.” Independent on Sunday (London)
“Captures the rebelliousness percolating just under the surface of ignored, shuffled away elderly folks. A merry, lighthearted caper.” Kirkus Reviews
“A story about spirited seniors determined have fun and raise some hell.” Booklist
“Narrator Patience Tomlinson portrays a cast of charming geriatrics…Tomlinson portrays Martha Andersson, a 79-year-old Swedish pensioner, as a typically querulous grandmother…Martha’s four cronies are clearly distinguished in Tomlinson’s reading…But Tomlinson shines brightest in the narration of the almost slapstick adventures of the old folks as they execute a museum art heist in an effort to be put in prison, which surely will offer more amenities than their parsimonious and dreary senior home.” AudioFile
“A quirky, offbeat delight and a hear-warming reminder that one is never too old for some mischief.” Tom Winter, author of Lost & Found

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Author Bio: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Author Bio: Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg

Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg is a Swedish author who has written over a dozen books. A former journalist and marine archaeologist, she has written across many genres, including popular science, cartoons, and children’s books. She is best known for her Viking trilogy, for which she was awarded the prestigious Widding Prize for best writer of popular history and historical novels.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 12.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English