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
One of the most enjoyable, funny, and creative books of storytelling. The author has a lovely sense of humor and the characters are delightful.
I have listened to a lot of excellent audiobooks, so it is tough for an audiobook to stand out among those. Having said that, this book was quite funny, I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Has to be Gunilla. Loved the scene where she yells "No swearing please" at the assembly.
Liked all of them.
Not moved, but yeah the story concocted by the gang for the police was laugh out loud funny.
Just delightful. It was so upbeat, fun and engaging. I chuckled, laughed and smiled through most of it. The narrator really made it come alive, so much so I think it would be much better listening to than reading. Looking forward to reading another book by this author.
The story and the narrator were perfect. I would recommend this as an audio as it was read so well. I had so little knowledge of the book going in and would explain it as a wonderfully creative and funny ride.
Listened to this on a road trip and was definitely a worthwhile listen! Takes a few chapters for the intrigue to truly set in and get you hooked, so keep at it. Chapters generally alternate between present day and the life story of the main character in "Forrest Gump" fashion. After having listened to this I want to brush up on my history from the last century! My take-aways from this is that life is all about relationships and a positive outlook😄
Great story. Fun and entertaining. An amazing story. Better than I expected. You won't be disappointed. I recommend it highly.
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