Jun 082018

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Narrated by Joan Walker

Audible Audiobook
Listening Length: 11 hours and 2 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Audible.com Release Date: June 16, 2015

Elsa is seven years old going on 30. She’s “different”. The kids at school bully her so she has no friends there. Her grandmother is her best friend, she loves her deeply and spends most of her time with her. She loves Harry Potter and Wikipedia.

I couldn’t love Elsa and her grandmother more. I was literally laughing out loud listening to all the things they did and the conversations they had. I usually don’t like fairy tale-ish stories, but I liked hearing about The Land Of Almost Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal. I liked the Monster & the Wurse? (not sure about the spelling because I listened to the audiobook).  All the characters were perfect for this book.

When Granny dies, she leaves Elsa with a bunch of letters that she wants her to deliver to a few people so she can tell them she’s sorry for things she did or said to them. Through these letters Elsa discovers things about her grandmother that she never knew. She also learns how the people who live in their building are connected. There was a surprise at the end that I wasn’t expecting.

This book had my attention from the first paragraph to the last.  So much went on and I loved every minute of it. I was sad when it ended.

I can’t wait to read Britt-Marie Was Here.


 Posted by at 9:36 AM

  20 Responses to “My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry
by Fredrik Backman”

  1. This sounds charming.

  2. I agree. I’ve really got to read the books by this author. He is so loved.

  3. This audio book sounds really good, Vicki. Great review!

  4. Now I must listen! I’ve had it on my TBR pile for sometime now.

  5. This looks good. Thanks for the review!

  6. I really liked Brit Marie so I hope you get a chance to read it soon!

  7. Oh this sounds lovely. Growing up I was always very close to my grandmother so I think I’d really connect to this one. Adding to my audio list!

    • I don’t remember either of my grandmothers, they died when I was only a few years old. This book made me so sad that I didn’t have a chance to get to know them.

  8. Sounds interesting. Thank you for the review.

  9. I loved Britt Marie. I haven’t read this one – off to check it out now. Have a great week. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter

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