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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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    Gloria T. NJ United States 04-13-17
    Gloria T. NJ United States 04-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN........"

    I typically complete any book I start but I gave up on this one. I really tried to keep listening but by the middle of chapter 13, I just couldn't continue. I found it totally boring and difficult to keep my focus on what was being read. The narrator was not the problem — he is actually pretty good. The story, however, is not. It's Iike a bad version of a cross between Forrest Gump and A Man Called Ove — two stories that I loved. I realize this audiobook has received many good reviews so I guess it just isn't my cup of tea. I still attempted to give it a decent rating.

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    Jared Mortley 04-06-17
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    "Great story Great listen"

    I love historical fiction and even though this isnt true to that genre it does have pieces of it. It was a lot of fun to just hear all the adventures and never know what was going to happen next. not a serious read but a good one.

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    Danielle Frost 03-18-17
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    "Loved it!"

    It is always nice when an audio performer does a decent job of a favorite old friend of a book. Highly recommend this recording!

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    Kindle Customer 03-07-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic!!!!"

    I enjoyed this book soooooo much!!! Love the story and the way it is narrated!

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    Amazon Customer 03-06-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Adorable read (listen) Kept me wanting more."

    I found this book through a family member as was not familiar with the author. Found myself completely engrossed and prone to giggling at the circumstances of Mr. Carlson and crew. a delightful and easy read, even for Americans.

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    Christal Kowzan Bellingham, WA USA 02-27-17
    Christal Kowzan Bellingham, WA USA 02-27-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Such a funny, irreverent story!"

    Great story, great narrator, what's not to love? This boon was recommended to me by a 98-year-old friend who thought a 20-something could benefit from a little humorous persp3ctive, and I certainly enjoyed it!

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    Camille 02-22-17
    Camille 02-22-17
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    "Reminiscent of Forrest Gump"
    Which scene was your favorite?

    The elephant sitting on and killing the bad guy.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a farcical novel about the travels of a centenarian and his recollections of his earlier years. His experiences, like Forrest Gump's are too quirky and far-fetched to be true although they are couched in convincing narrative. It was a bit too long for my taste. The narrator was excellent.

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    Rosemarie Barron 02-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "ENTERTAINING "

    Loved this book. I am glad that I chose Audio for this read. The gentile man who read this book made it come to life . I might have given up reading trying to pronounce some of the names. I laughed out loud several times while listening to this book.

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    S. Wi 02-15-17
    S. Wi 02-15-17

    Fantasy, Sci-fi, paranormal, suspense- few of my favorite genres Listen to english, french, and spanish

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    "a thrilling ride"

    I started recommending it during the very first chapter. The story is hilarious and does not disappoint.

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    Holly 02-15-17
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    "fantastic entertainment"

    unlike any other book I've read, and written in such a dry and observant tone, I very much enjoyed listening to Allen and his adventures.

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