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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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    karen huff 10-05-16
    karen huff 10-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun"

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

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    Ter 10-02-16
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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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    C. Moon South Texas 10-02-16
    C. Moon South Texas 10-02-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Laughed my head off. Incredible writing and narration!"

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

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    Amazon Customer 09-26-16
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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
    Amazon Customer Bentonville, AR, United States 09-24-16 Member Since 2012
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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
    Diane 09-22-16 Member Since 2016
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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.


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    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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    Eileen Mom5 Poughquag, NY United States 09-21-16
    Eileen Mom5 Poughquag, NY United States 09-21-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Reminded me of Forrest Gump with more vodka and less running"

    This was a very funny story told by short stories back-and-forth and history of Allen's wife and how he got to be 100 years old climbing out the window on his birthday all the famous people that he meets along the way chairman Mao Harry Truman Joseph Stalin
    Thoroughly enjoyable love the narration

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    Di-zee 09-20-16
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    "Loved this interesting and very humorous book!"

    What a cast of characters, and travel through time with the main character. So interesting, funny and fun.

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    Gina M Clingerman 09-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "An Excellent Romp and Exciting Story"
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    This novel was excellent. What makes it excellent? Let me tell you all about it! The story is extraordinary! The comic events of Alan's life is enthralling and will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. The narrator was superb! I think mostly the narration keeps you totally engaged. There was never a moment of mental drifting and the story never had a real low point. I also loved how the bonds of friendship arose in such a hilarious manner. This is a must listen!! Loved it! But be forewarned - there is a movie version of this book and it absolutely sucks! So listen to the book and skip the movie!

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    Susan 09-19-16
    Susan 09-19-16
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    "Delightful!"

    Very clever and entertaining story, and the narrator made it even more enjoyable. This book could be recommended to all readers old enough not to be offended by the mild "watch your language" incidents.
    I loved it!

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