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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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    Lisa D. Snavely Minneapolis, MN USA 04-20-16
    Lisa D. Snavely Minneapolis, MN USA 04-20-16 Member Since 2011

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    "Fun , enjoyable great story!!"

    This story is an intelligent entertaining story reminding me of Foredt Gump. I loved it beginning to end.

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    Kate 04-12-16
    Kate 04-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this!"

    Such a great narration and storyline for this quirky tale of Alan's journey. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a lighthearted story with lots of laughs and great writing.

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    Kharma 04-05-16
    Kharma 04-05-16
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    "Best and funniest in a while"

    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!

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    Jill Great Bend, KS, United States 03-31-16
    Jill Great Bend, KS, United States 03-31-16 Member Since 2009
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    "A Book about a Really Old Man is Fantastic"
    If you could sum up The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared in three words, what would they be?

    just so good


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

    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.


    What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

    Good pace, good distinction between characters


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

    title is just perfect


    Any additional comments?

    read it, read it, read it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Grant 03-28-16
    Jamie Grant 03-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "40 something year old man surprised"

    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.

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    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 03-25-16
    Claudia H Philadelphia, PA 03-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A fun feel good book"
    If you could sum up The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared in three words, what would they be?

    Happy, fun, imaginative


    Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Craig Council, NC, United States 03-07-16
    Craig Council, NC, United States 03-07-16 Member Since 2009

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    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!

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    Douglas 03-05-16
    Douglas 03-05-16
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    "Read it now!"
    What did you love best about The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

    It comically weaved historical events into a hilarious plot-- it was seamless.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

    My favorite part was when Herbert and Allen were together sneaking into North Korea.


    Any additional comments?

    The commentator was excellent.

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    C. Mac 02-26-16
    C. Mac 02-26-16
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    "Winnie the Pooh meets Forrest Gump"
    Where does The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is very entertaining and humorous book. I would rank it 8 out of 10 on the must read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Humor


    What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

    Performer was great. He definitely kept my attention and was audible.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this over a course of weeks in my carpool.


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    Amazon Customer 02-20-16

    Ok I am addicted to Audible.

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    "Fun book!"
    If you could sum up The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared to and why?

    Forrest Gump


    Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

    Alan Carlson


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    See above

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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