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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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    Laura 06-07-13
    Laura 06-07-13
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    "GREAT!"

    This one's a winner- a bit fantastic but so much fun! Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsay 10-16-12
    Lindsay 10-16-12
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    "I loved this book. It was light hearted and fun"
    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?

    It's the first so It's at the very top!


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

    Sonjia the elephant's debut in the book..


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

    No but I enjoyed this one.


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

    Yes


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 04-29-14
    Kathy Davis, CA, United States 04-29-14 Member Since 2008

    Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy.

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    "Comic magical realism, maybe? Fun, for sure!"

    This is actually two stories in one--Allan's adventure once he climbs out the window to escape the hoopla of his 100th birthday and that of his life leading up to this event, told chronologically. Initially, I was a bit annoyed at the jumping back and forth and, mainly, at the story of Allan's earlier life. I felt I bought the book for the 100 year old's current adventure, not for his very political life history.

    However, as the book continued, despite of my concerns, I found myself enjoying both story lines. Actually, this is a very funny book, and there were many parts that were laugh-out-loud for me. I particularly enjoyed the Einstein family members.

    I finished the book feeling very positive about it. So, overall, I do recommend this as a light, entertaining, humorous read.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda 12-07-13
    Rhonda 12-07-13
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    "Feels like "100 years" listening to this one."

    I forced myself to listen to half the book, but had to abandon it. It started out cute and interesting enough, but the turns the story took were just too weird and couldn't keep my attention. I can't recomment this one.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Betty 07-03-13
    Betty 07-03-13
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    "Doesn't live up to description"
    What would have made The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared better?

    Would have been better if it had been funny after the first hour....


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something by Janet Evanovich, Beverly Lewis, or James Patterson


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared?

    Don't really know. I was so disinterested, I quit listening after about 3 hours.


    Any additional comments?

    Boring. Not funny after initial escape.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    CrazyBird 06-14-13
    CrazyBird 06-14-13

    I am a retired Histology Technician. My time is spent caring for my grandchildren, my dog, cat, and blue & gold macaw.

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    "Oh, Soooo Light Hearted and Fun!"

    It is seldom you find a book that keeps a quick, thrilling and interesting pace from beginning to end. It is less than seldom that you find one which manages to do these things while keeping a smile on your face. " The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared " accomplishes this. It is to our benefit that Jonas Jonasson's book was translated and offered to us as an Audible read. This biography/world political history/spy/ great heist/murder/animal lover and human lovers tale is one you will not be able to easily turn from. The story begins just as the title states, as the 100 year old man steps out of a window and into the flowerbed edging of the home he has only that day entered. Thus he begins an odyssey beyond his wildest imaginings. You will meet mobsters, world leaders, spies, small time thugs, friends, enemies and even an elephant. With the exception of the elephant, of course, they are all in possession of different degrees of intelligence and world views. They all posses a human heart full to overflowing with man's virtues and vices. This journey is well worth taking as there is adventure, mystery, avarice, loyalty, hate, love and laughter, much laughter, on each page. Join in each step the 100 year old man takes, you will be happy you did so.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-21-17
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    "What a hoot!"

    Loved this entertaining story of a man, his life and his madcap adventures. Worth listening to!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    gwandelia 04-17-17
    gwandelia 04-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Slap stick funny"

    The book is very long but managed to keep me laughing. The reader does a good job filling in for my imagined hero. A good vacation listen.

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    Gloria T. NJ United States 04-13-17
    Gloria T. NJ United States 04-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN........"

    I typically complete any book I start but I gave up on this one. I really tried to keep listening but by the middle of chapter 13, I just couldn't continue. I found it totally boring and difficult to keep my focus on what was being read. The narrator was not the problem — he is actually pretty good. The story, however, is not. It's Iike a bad version of a cross between Forrest Gump and A Man Called Ove — two stories that I loved. I realize this audiobook has received many good reviews so I guess it just isn't my cup of tea. I still attempted to give it a decent rating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jared Mortley 04-06-17
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    "Great story Great listen"

    I love historical fiction and even though this isnt true to that genre it does have pieces of it. It was a lot of fun to just hear all the adventures and never know what was going to happen next. not a serious read but a good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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