My review of the audio book: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg narrated by Patience Tomlinson.

The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules Amazon Description

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. 

My Review

I’ve burned through all my favorite podcasts and I’m trying not to overdose on aaptiv workouts so I searched for audiobooks from the library. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules popped up in the top humor category. I finished it after a few Sophie walks and one of my long training runs.

It’s compared to A Man Name Ove and Where’d You Go Bernadatte?, both which I loved. So, when it didn’t measure up I was disappointed. The feisty “League of Pensioners” had a good plot line and creative nicknames, but somehow fell short. It was an easy “read” though, considering I listened to it on 1.25x and easily kept up. It did the job of distracting me on my long run, but I can’t say it’s a must-read.

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