The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

Series: League of Pensioners Series No: 1
Original Publish Date: Feb 14, 2017
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100120841
Released: Feb 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062682307
Narrator/s: Patience Tomlinson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally-bestselling author Catharina Ingelman-Sundbergâ??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 doesnâ??t mean sheâ??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 friendsâ??The Genius, The Rake, Christina and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners)â??wonâ??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 walkerâ??s length ahead if itâ??s going to succeedâ?¦.

Told with all the insight and humor of A Man Called Ove or Whereâ??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 itâ??s not the years in your life that count, itâ??s the life in your years.  

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Narrator(s): Patience Tomlinson
Product Number DD31221
Released: Feb 13, 2017
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ISBN: #9781538407028
Product Number EB00625764
Released: Jul 12, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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Professional reviews

"Narrator Patience Tomlinson portrays a cast of charming geriatrics in this somewhat silly but amusing audiobook. Tomlinson portrays Martha Andersson, a 79-year-old Swedish pensioner, as a typically querulous grandmother who discovers her rebellious courage when her retirement home cuts too many corners. Martha's four cronies are clearly distinguished in Tomlinson's reading, including the retired navy man who is still suave with the ladies and the former banker who always knows best. 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. N.M.C. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine"

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