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
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.
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.
Funny and creative
never heard him before, but would love to hear another book he's narrated
Alan Carlson, of course! Although any of the characters would be a hoot to have dinner with!
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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