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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Audiobook

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Audiobook

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Publisher's Summary

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant).

Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared has charmed over 2 million people around the world.

©2009 Jonas Jonasson (P)2012 AudioGO

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    M.L. 10-29-16
    M.L. 10-29-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Very humorous..loved it!"

    Loved it ... laugh out loud while driving funny!
    Bringing in all those historic characters great idea

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    Anne Yellowknife, Northwest Terr, Canada 10-23-16
    Anne Yellowknife, Northwest Terr, Canada 10-23-16 Member Since 2002
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    What made the experience of listening to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared the most enjoyable?

    A fun, quirky, engaging story combined with excellent narration made this book an instant favourite.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one I am eager to share with friends and family!

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    M. Barger Memphis, TN 10-21-16
    M. Barger Memphis, TN 10-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Incredibly cute"

    A preposterous story of world travel, odd friendships, and the atom bomb. Very funny and a nice light read.

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    R POLLOCK PINES, CA, United States 10-20-16
    R POLLOCK PINES, CA, United States 10-20-16 Member Since 2011
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    "what a great adventure "

    I recommend this book to anyone wanting a fun ride. Allan and friends are wonderful.

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    dachi 10-20-16
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    I loved this book! Allan was amazing. When he suggest to Stalin to shave his mustache I almost died laughing. You better not mess with Allan!

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    PJD Charlotte, NC 10-20-16
    PJD Charlotte, NC 10-20-16

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    "fun listen, what a weave of a story. great book"

    loved it, wished there were more chapters / adventures to listen to. recommend if you want a fun read

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    Rebecca 10-19-16
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    It took me a little while to get into this book but once I'd committed some time I was hooked. The characters and storyline are so delightfully quirky.

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    Heidieh 10-18-16
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    "Charming at first, but the charm didn't sustain me"

    I loved the first chapters of this book, they really caught my attention. Alan is a charming old man with an incredible story to tell. Unfortunately his story was far TOO LONG. My mind started wandering while I was listening to all of Alan's far-fetched (but somewhat funny) adventures. I only listened as fas as I did because I wanted to hear the outcome for the criminal centurion, but it wasn't worth it. There go several hours of my life that I can't get back.

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    Bonnie 10-14-16
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    Sometimes you like slapstick and sometimes you don’t. This was off and on again but too ridiculous to laugh out loud. If it weren’t so long and “The Carol Burnett Show” was still around I could see her cast of characters playing this in vignettes. This is a nonsense history.

    I was looking forward to this book but was disappointed. Starts out interesting and original and goes downhill quickly. Can’t recommend it.

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    Jan Lockerd 10-13-16
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    "history interposed with a delightful tale."

    The characters of the story are delightful and entertaining. while the imagined interaction with real people from the history of the last 100 years add value to the read.

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