My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry

Audiobook CD - 2015
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Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven 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 takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781442389564
Branch Call Number: FICTION (CD) Backman, Fredrik
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (approximately 11 hrs.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: Walker, Joan (Narrator)


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Sep 20, 2020

Fredrik Backman is one of the most amazing story tellers writing today. I say story teller rather than novelist because this book is the story of a grandmother who saved children and adults and created for her granddaughter an imaginary world. The land of almost asleep fights fears and explains life. When her grandmother passes away, Elsa is sent on a journey of discovery that links all the people in her life. The twists, turns and revelations are wonderful and sad. I highly recommend this author. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Jan 31, 2019

It was kind of gimmicky, light reading. It is not for me, but I can see how others would like it. There were a couple funny parts in the book that made me laugh. I'm sure this book will be a movie.

Jan 15, 2019

I really enjoyed this story and its quirky characters, as I did Backman's book "A Man Called Ove." In the end (if not sooner), the reasons for each character's quirks becomes clear. Our history plays a part in who we are and how we act. Follow the chain of letters to the end.

Jun 11, 2018

Sweet and cute, sometimes overly sweet and cute. A decent book club choice or light summer read.

Oct 27, 2017

There is a wonderful bond between the grandmother and the granddaughter. I love the kingdoms that the grandmother created for our imagination.

Sep 30, 2017

Audio version of this book is delightful!

schillea8 Aug 26, 2017

Absolutely loved this audiobook - the story is heartwarming and sad - but the characters are the main event as they are quirky strange but so human. Very well acted in audio format -thoroughly enjoyable.

Jan 25, 2017

I listened to this after hearing Backman's first novel, and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved it just as much, it had me laughing out loud, crying at times, and generally moved me. Highly recommended in any form!


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