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
Witty and entertaining. The storytelling mechanism is clever and the narration is brilliant. It is my favorite book this year.
Loves to read
Narration was delightful to hear. Author's words were so dramatic that we could see the events in living color in our minds. Highly recommend.
Really enjoyed this quirky story. One of my favourite audiobooks. Definitely one to listen to more than once.
One of my favorite books of all time! It surpasses some excellent literature such as Cider House Rules, Don't let the Dogs Go Into the Night, Postcards From the Edge, and other fictional greats. I can't stop telling anyone who reads about it. The twists and turns that the story takes will keep you laughing till the end.
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