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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

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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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    "Forrest Gump but with more comedy"

    I found this book very enjoyable from the first to the last. There are moments of strong enough swearing to make it rated R which is why I cannot recommend it to my children and the one and only reason I took off one star for story. There is almost no drama in the book but near constant smart comedy. I listened at 1.4x speed and it was perfect.

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    lynette ley 11-01-17
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    "Narrative style doesn't work for me"

    This could make an excellent movie: dry humor,
    quirky characters, visually interesting setting. However, I strongly disliked the passive, narrative style of the book. I want to hear the characters speak and see them in action. I quit reading after chapter 7.

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    "Good story"

    A good story. It drags on but comes back together. I guess that's the point, coming from a hundred year old.

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    I couldn't make it to 30 minutes of reading this book. Sorry - it was horribly boring.

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    Thoroughly enjoyed it. The way it's written and the way it's read is fantastic. One of my new favorites.

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    It was funny. Very clever storyline and interesting how events in history were woven through. The narrator made the book especially likable with his colorful vocabulary.

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    "Absolutely charming and funny"

    I can't remember reading a modern story so cleverly woven with historical fiction--however fantastical. The narration performance is superb and perfectly compliments the author's dry wit making me laugh out loud throughout the book.

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    A charming story full of wonderful adventures. Well written and beautifully narrated. I highly recommend it.

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    I loved this book and will be looking for other books by this author. excellent!!!

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    This was the most fun book, I think, I've ever read... listened to, rather!

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