We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
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

Regular Price:$20.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (4158 )
5 star
 (1954)
4 star
 (1228)
3 star
 (618)
2 star
 (212)
1 star
 (146)
Overall
4.1 (3777 )
5 star
 (1816)
4 star
 (1022)
3 star
 (593)
2 star
 (213)
1 star
 (133)
Story
4.4 (3749 )
5 star
 (2235)
4 star
 (1032)
3 star
 (344)
2 star
 (81)
1 star
 (57)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    R. Hale Portland, or 07-31-16
    R. Hale Portland, or 07-31-16 Member Since 2013

    slowmack

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved this story."

    The movie was great but only tells a fraction of Alan's adventures. What a gem! This well preformed audio book will get many listens in my family.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ER 07-27-16
    ER 07-27-16

    troyalg

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    119
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Missed the Mark"

    I thought it started promising, during present day, but I felt the historical parts were trying way too hard to be whimsical and cheeky, while failing miserably at both. Plus, Allan's journey takes him to many would-be interesting places but, it just seemed repetitive instead of exciting. I almost gave up because I was so bored but I slogged through until the end. I wouldn't put anyone else through that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    rce2md 07-27-16
    rce2md 07-27-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    16
    5
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "forest gimp n a 100 yr old"

    the humor is unbelievable. The experiences are absolutely ridiculously fantastic. I laughed my way through the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    KT 07-26-16
    KT 07-26-16 Member Since 2014
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So, so, so funny!"
    If you could sum up The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared in three words, what would they be?

    Funny and creative


    What did you like best about this story?

    the narrator


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

    never heard him before, but would love to hear another book he's narrated


    If you could take any character from The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Alan Carlson, of course! Although any of the characters would be a hoot to have dinner with!


    Any additional comments?

    Even my kids, ages 10 and 12 enjoyed it. Very little inappropriate language, which is tastefully included, and no other inappropriate content. Much to their dismay, the movie (available on Amazon Prime) is rated R, which I can't figure out. I think I'll preview it and hopefully will be able to allow them to watch it.Sometimes we listen in the car and will laugh so hard that drivers of other cars look at us and start laughing! Happiness for everyone!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nick 07-12-16
    Nick 07-12-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    34
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it."

    Loved it. It almost has a Forest Gump feel to it. I loved how history was woven into the story. What a wild romp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Katrina Bukauskas 07-08-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "long winded"

    long winded but interesting storyline that takes you along the life of the 100yr old man

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Birdie 07-01-16
    Birdie 07-01-16

    Birdie

    HELPFUL VOTES
    127
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    181
    62
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    9
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This is no Forrest Gump"

    I began this book with an open heart, enjoyed the first few chapters but it became ridiculous. Normally I can get into unbelievable scenarios, I mean who wants to read about normal boring lives?, but this was less than entertaining and I could not suspend my disbelief.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    jackieharvey 06-19-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Hilarious Trip Like None YoI've Ever Taken"

    This story will sneak up on you and leave you howling before you know it.
    The characters are believable
    well maybe not the elephant , and the plot is so absurd that you'll find yourself wondering what's next.
    It's a fun trip you don't want to miss

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 06-12-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "truly excellent"

    i thoroughly enjoyed this book. it has for some time been one of my favorite stories and i would and have recommended it to just about everyone who loves a fanciful tale

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    B. L. 06-11-16
    B. L. 06-11-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Cleaver and Comical"

    This was a creatively written story. It took me a bit to get into it and I almost gave up, but I gave this read about another half hour and I am happy that I did. This was a cleaver story and I enjoyed it very much, would definitely recommend to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.