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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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    Amusing story with likeable characters and fantastic, quite literally, adventures. Reminds me of Forrest Gump.

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    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.

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    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

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    L. M. Kersey Knoxville, TN United States 09-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "So funny I started it again when it finished"
    What did you love best about The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

    The characters were, especially Alan Carlson, were lovable and hilarious.


    What does Steven Crossley bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His accent really enhances the story.


    If you could rename The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, what would you call it?

    I wouldn't.


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    Naomi 09-01-15
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    "Splendid, entertaining!"

    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!

    Great read.

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    E. A. Newton Singapore (and Park City, UT USA) 08-31-15
    E. A. Newton Singapore (and Park City, UT USA) 08-31-15 Member Since 2014

    Avid reader with an inability to sit still... thank God for Audible :)

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    "The Greatest Obituary Every"

    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 :)

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    SnapComms New Zealand 08-18-15
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    Entertaining, quirky and enjoyed by the whole family. Highly recommended. Some of the humour was darkly wicked.

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    What did you love best about The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

    It was very imaginative and funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked them all.


    Have you listened to any of Steven Crossley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Who was the most memorable character of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared and why?

    The 100 year old man of course.


    Any additional comments?

    I will have to find more books by this writer.

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    "Quirky and laugh out loud funny!"

    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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