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
Yes, AFTER I got over my need to peg and analyze and decided to suspend belief,i enjoyed it tremendously. As one review said, "It's not a book that causes one to laugh out loud, but you are chuckling through-out. In my book group all but one enjoyed it.
the writer's sense of humor - his ability for original thought -
No, this is the first time. It was well cone
Yes, I would and MUST listen to it again. One because I laughed so hard the first time, I look forward to doing that again. And next, I kinda want to check out the history information just to see if anything matches to the fictional information. Just curious.
Nothing off the top of my head.
Oh my land!! Crossley is incredible!! I would forget that only one person was reading this book. He did a great job with all the accents and kept me plugged in way past my bedtime.
I did have extreme reactions!! I LOVED IT!! I laughed a lot and totally fell in love with the main character and all the crazy things that happened to him. I hope to be 100 and have just as much fun as he did.
Loved both books by Jonasson - brilliant, sweet, and fun. The lens Jonasson uses to see the world is wonderful and smart. Just a great story
Funny, far-fetched caper incorporating true historical events. Narrator is outstanding. The reason I deducted a star from the story is that it is sometimes difficult to follow the chronology.
This is a wonderful, entertaining and interesting story. It follows a life that is twenty lives in one. I love how the author wove the characters life into historical events in a rather comedic and clever way. This is a very positive book with lots of good feelings. The author has an excellent way of discussing hard topics too. The story is incredible and makes you think about your own life, how you are living it, your outlook on it. It also helps you realize that no matter your age, you have the potential to live as many lives as you can imagine and that your attitude is a huge part of how you experience your time. The narrator is great, perfect voice for this book, he really keeps you engaged. The story is never ever boring and always evolving in the best way! I found it very entertaining. I highly recommend this to everyone!!!
Humorous, enjoyable, and plausible.
The flash backs of Alan's life while extraordinary seem like something that COULD have happened.
A Final Vacation
I will be looking for more titles by this author, this was quite entertaining!
There was never a dull moment and I found myself laughing out loud many times during the narration!
After listening to a sting of American classics, this was a bit of wonderful light hearted fun. Terrific story about the endless optimistic opportunities that lie ahead for all of is as we age. Life is an adventure at all ages. Enjoy.
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