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
This story is an intelligent entertaining story reminding me of Foredt Gump. I loved it beginning to end.
So pleasantly surprised I absolutely adored this book! The characters and ease is a marvel. I found myself laughing out loud and shaking my head in amazement as I listened. Wonderful, wonderful story!
just so good
The first encounter the old man has with a bad guy. You fear things are going to be terrible for him but nope, he prevails as he does throughout.
Good pace, good distinction between characters
title is just perfect
read it, read it, read it
I was listening to the book back and forth to work and I enjoyed the story and was pleasantly surprised by the entire story.
Reading the title I didn't know what to expect. It starts off in present day and then flips back and forth to earlier points in his life. Then comes back to modern day I would have to recommend this book.
Happy, fun, imaginative
All of the characters were really great, there was minimal confusion about which was which, and there were a lot of characters, so Crossley did a nice job keeping it sorted.
I started this book directly after finishing "Water for Elephants" so it was a perfect transition, and really what I needed. This book made me happy, it was full of laugh out loud moments, and if all failed, I could count on Allan to blow something up.
This is a book about a great adventure and a great man, and if you need something to make you smile, I strongly recommend this, especially if you've recently finished a sad book, like I had.
This book is not deep or complicated. It is a fun book to listen to. I have a hour drive home from work and it was a great way to unwind and de-stress from the day. I'm going to start planning my hundredth birthday now. We need more books like it!
It comically weaved historical events into a hilarious plot-- it was seamless.
My favorite part was when Herbert and Allen were together sneaking into North Korea.
The commentator was excellent.
This is very entertaining and humorous book. I would rank it 8 out of 10 on the must read.
Performer was great. He definitely kept my attention and was audible.
I listened to this over a course of weeks in my carpool.
Ok I am addicted to Audible.
I like it when I am in public listening to a book and laugh out loud and everyone thinks I am crazy. This is that kid of book.
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