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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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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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    M&M Peanuts Brooklyn, NY United States 01-03-17
    M&M Peanuts Brooklyn, NY United States 01-03-17 Member Since 2016

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    "The 100 Year Old Man"

    Excellent engaging novel...halfway in it began to feel like an inside story that only I had the privilege to uncover and read!

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    Kelly Colorado Springs 01-01-17
    Kelly Colorado Springs 01-01-17 Member Since 2016

    Reading allows me to travel through time; to visit the world's unique and stunning places. To become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

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    "a Sweet and Silly story full of unexpected history"

    This is a lovely and odd little story about a lovely and odd little old man. Alan is introduced to us on his 100th birthday when he climbs out the window of his assisted living center. His journey takes the reader on a meandering path through time and place as Alan's life is told through flashbacks and memories with huge doses of humor and a surprising amount of history. I laughed out loud many times, prompting my family to question what I was laughing about. I was captivated by this man with the calm temperament, crazy life experiences, and wicked sense of humor.

    Steven Crossley read the book perfectly. It felt as though he knew Alan - or was Alan. It felt as though he knew these events because he witnessed them. At the very least, Mr Crossly was enchanted by Alan much as I was.

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    Forrest Gump meets Rudyard Kipling! Top notch narration and a fantastic tale of almost history.

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    I think I originally bought this audiobook because it sounded quirky and it was on sale. What a wonderful surprise! Dryly humorous and marvelously entertaining. Highly recommended. Get this audiobook even if it's not on sale!

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    Would you consider the audio edition of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version, preferring to listen to books more often than not.


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

    There were so many surprises, twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I enjoyed how the author went back in time to tell the man's story. Kind of like a humorus Ken Fallett book, the story that could have been or the real story behind the story.


    Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

    The 100 Year Old Man


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    100 Year Old Man made me laugh many times.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is much better than the movie. I tried to watch the movie after reading the book, but didn't finish it. Skip the movie. Hear the book.

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    RPN 11-05-16
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    "Delightful centenarian intrigue"

    Cleverly written, enjoyable plot and premise, remarkable event linking, and brilliant narration. I wanted to believe, I did believe this truly occurred. I'll re-listen.

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