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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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    "Sometimes you like slapstick, sometimes you don't"

    Sometimes you like slapstick and sometimes you don’t. This was off and on again but too ridiculous to laugh out loud. If it weren’t so long and “The Carol Burnett Show” was still around I could see her cast of characters playing this in vignettes. This is a nonsense history.

    I was looking forward to this book but was disappointed. Starts out interesting and original and goes downhill quickly. Can’t recommend it.

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    Jan Lockerd 10-13-16
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    "history interposed with a delightful tale."

    The characters of the story are delightful and entertaining. while the imagined interaction with real people from the history of the last 100 years add value to the read.

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    KHanson 10-09-16
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    I very much enjoyed this tale, and heartily recommend it! I found myself grinning as the story wound its way through recent history, and loved the gentle absurdities. Well done all around!

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    David D. Schneider 10-08-16 Member Since 2017

    Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.

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    This was a well written and performed, fun read with characteristic, amusing history. Everyone deserves a light read/listen

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    "Total surprise the BEST book listened to this year"

    loved this book! got it on sale for 4.95 and what a find! complete enjoyment listening.

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    I highly recommend this book. Cross between Forrest Gump and a good heist story. Just amazing.

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    "Enjoyable, fun fluff"
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    This is a light, easy listen. The narration was spot on, and the story was fun. If you enjoy P. G. Wodehouse, you will probably have a great listen with this.

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    Amazon Customer Bentonville, AR, United States 09-24-16
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    "A fish called Wanda meets Forest Gump"

    The audio version really helped me get into this story because I could figure out the pronunciation of the names and places. I'd love to see this made into a movie or better yet an HBO type series. Quirky, delightful, and kept me listening.

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    Diane 09-22-16
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    "Very interesting and different."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is an interesting story with twists and turns you wouldn't expect.


    Any additional comments?

    It runs a bit long in the "past history" part of the story, I found myself wanting to get back to the current series, but enjoyed it quite alot.

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