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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

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.
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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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    Histerian 05-10-16
    Histerian 05-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    loved it - an entertaining and wonderfully well written story with plenty of humor and good plot

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    Mikey 05-06-16
    Mikey 05-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "whimsical. cute and ultimately enjoyable"

    took me a while to really start enjoying this book. but the more i got to know the main character the more i enjoyed the story. like forest gump but without the saccharine.

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    Anna M. Sadler 05-02-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story!"

    Catchy and fun, enjoyable from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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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
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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

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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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    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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