My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises

  • by Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by Joan Walker
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The hilarious, heart-breaking novel by the author of the international best seller A Man Called Ove.
Granny has been telling fairy tales for as long as Elsa can remember. In the beginning they were only to make Elsa go to sleep, to get her to practise Granny's secret language, and a little because Granny is just about as nutty as a granny should be. But lately the stories have another dimension as well. Something Elsa can't quite put her finger on....
Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is 77 years old and crazy. Standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus crazy. She is also Elsa's best and only friend.
At night Elsa runs to her grandmother's stories, to the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas. There everybody is different, and nobody needs to be normal.
So when Elsa's grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has hurt, it marks the beginning of Elsa's greatest adventure. Her grandmother's letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones - but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.
My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman's best-selling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

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Elsa is my hero!

What made the experience of listening to My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises the most enjoyable?

The characters! So vividly described. You can't help but root for each one of them. Especially Elsa and Granny.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Elsa because of her courage and her wisdom despite being almost eight years-old. And Granny because she's mad in the best possible way.


Which character – as performed by Joan Walker – was your favorite?

Elsa - her voice resonates clearly thanks to Joan Walker.


Who was the most memorable character of My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises and why?

Granny because she's a fireball who lived her life to the brim and by her own rules.


Any additional comments?

I love everything by Fredrik Backman so far, all two of his audiobooks The first one was "A Man Called Ove" and this one is my second purchase. Looking forward to more great works by this brilliant author and the talented narrator too.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2015
  • Publisher: Sceptre