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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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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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    Sherri 02-19-16
    Sherri 02-19-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow! what a yarn..."
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    This story is so unbelievable that it's adorable. Yanno, like the truth is stranger than fiction? But this is fiction, so the truth would be truly bizarre... I enjoyed it immensely, had no trouble keeping track of the story line or numerous characters.

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    trent 02-17-16
    trent 02-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "loved it"

    this was hilarious. a fun light read
    almost a Forrest Gump type story
    loved the characters as well too

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    Darcie United States 02-03-16
    Darcie United States 02-03-16 Member Since 2011

    Performer/musician/writer in transition; inspired by traveling & people stories from all cultures. Listening is easier on the eyes.

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    "Fantastic!"

    I loved listening to this, didn't want it to end. Often enough, I need to overlook something in the narration of audiobooks so not to be bothered, but not the case here. Although, it would be interesting (to me) to hear how another narrator might interpret. Not that I had any issues with Steven Crossley; just out of curiosity – would the essence be as light with a different reading of these same words? Did he accentuate the serendipitous nature of the story?
    If I had more detailed knowledge of the world politics and history of the wars during this 100 year span, I may have enjoyed it even more. Either that, or the opposite... it's hard to tell!


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    Linda 01-19-16
    Linda 01-19-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Never Judge the Book by its cover"
    What made the experience of listening to The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared the most enjoyable?

    It was a dark humor reminder that we can never assume we know all there is to know about a person.


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

    I enjoyed the Elephant and the reprisal of Eisenhower


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

    a belief in the rationality to the decisions and the circumstances


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    Janis F. 01-10-16
    Janis F. 01-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A Wonderful, 100 Year Adventure Story"

    I am listening again! The first hearing was filled with unusual twists and turns, surprises that were wonderfully woven into the unique tale of this centenarian's life. So much fun, I'm enjoying the narration by Steven Crossley who delivers the story's humor so well; I'm hearing new details, and continuing to laugh out loud at Allan Karlsson's improbable situations as his past and present fuse.

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    Sami 12-26-15
    Sami 12-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    The story has loveable characters, and the narrator was really a cherry on top. The book was great.

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    t dude 12-23-15
    t dude 12-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very entertaining!"

    I loved the story; the narrator was perfect. Picked up a copy for my dad!

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    Susan W Los Angeles 12-15-15
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    "Fun Listen"

    Caught this delightful movie on Amazon Prime, my mother and I never laughed so hard, of course I had to check out the book. Though I enjoyed the movie immensely, the book is far better (always is), it was an easy listen.

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    Aleksandra 12-15-15
    Aleksandra 12-15-15
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    "Love, love, love it!"

    Great story. Loved it from beginning to end. Lots of humor and colorful creative takes on historic events. The main character is easy to like.

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    Aneka 12-13-15
    Aneka 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Delightful!"

    This book is wonderful. Simply a pleasure to listen to this narration as well. The book is silly, smart and thoughtful and fun.
    The story moves seamlessly between the "current" day's story and the main character's wonderfully outrageous history. I didn't want it to end and the moment it did I bought the author's second book.

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