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Publisher's Summary

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel meets The Italian Job in internationally best-selling 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 79 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 (aka 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.

©2017 Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Interesting possibilities. Terrible narration.

This may be delightful. The possibilities for the story are great. Halfway through the first download, I just had to quit. The shrillness of the narration was just too much.

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OMG I thought it would never end!

The book dragged on f-o-r-e-v-e-r. This story would have done well as a short story, period. There were too many characters and some were completely irrelevant. The narrator’s voice got on my nerves as well. With that said, I don’t think I’ll be listening to any sequels.

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value our elders.

My book club choose this lighthearted novel for our December read. Although very different from anything I would normally select I did enjoy it. I did have to rewind several times as it didn't hold my attention in some places. Some of my take-away thoughts are that in everyday life many of our elder citizens are under valued for their ideas and longing for adventure. I visited a retirement home during the time I was reading this book and was telling some of the residents there about it. They thought it sounded like a great read and plan to get it! Might be a new group of Pensioners forming in the midwest of USA!!

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Clever Plot

Listen to this selection as an antidote to these stressful times. Great characters and lots of fun.

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This book was a struggle, it would have benefited from some serious editing. Maybe it was the translation, maybe the reader.

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alittle bit agatha

I was thrilled to listen to this audible. 3 cheers for getting old. TO MARTHA

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A good one!

Very entertaining. Performed well by the narrator. Maybe getting old is more exciting than I thought!

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clever story. lacked strong editing

A very clever storyline and fun some older characters. However, it didn't need to be as long, and some good editing could have made it a more succinct story without losing the charm.