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
Utterly entertaining story with interesting characters. The story reminds me a little bit of Forrest Gump and the eclectic adventures one may experience in a lifetime. Great performance and pace.
I loved this book. You could just picture all of the characters. Its a book I highly recommend.
good narrator, very nice plot and interesting characters...overall, a delight to listeners..a good story for relaxing and forgetting the world around you while listening to this marvellous story
The characters were, especially Alan Carlson, were lovable and hilarious.
His accent really enhances the story.
I enjoyed this narrated version by Steven Crossley very much. His work matched all characters wonderfully.
The story is funny, quick and light hearted and still very adventurous!
Avid reader with an inability to sit still... thank God for Audible :)
I have no idea what inspired Jonas to write this book -I'm tempted to look it up! This book is clever, witty, and endearing. It shades the lines between good and bad, and brings out what is most important in life - the people with whom you engage.
I highly recommend this book - easy listening and memorable :)
It was very imaginative and funny.
I liked them all.
The 100 year old man of course.
I will have to find more books by this writer.
I loved listening to this entertaining saga about the very long life of a charismatic self-taught man who "falls" into various surprising situations with . . .well, I can't say who the situations are with, or I'd be giving away part of the story. Pleasant and practical, Allan changes the lives of countless people, while all he wants for himself is some peace and quiet and a glass of good vodka. The reader, Steven Crossley, expertly brought the story to life. My ears and imagination both believe that he is one of the best readers I've had the good fortune to hear in my many travels with Audible. I loved the quirky characters and unpredictable story line and the way the author drew it all together in the end. The frosting on the cake, for me, was all the unexpected laugh out loud moments. I am looking forward to listening to more books by Jonas Jonasson!
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