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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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    Gramma Nean 11-19-17
    Gramma Nean 11-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fabulous fun book!"

    One of my favorite listens of the year. Colorful characters, creative and rollicking plot. For sure I’m giving this book to my ninety something Mom!

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    Amazon Customer 11-19-17
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    "Surprised"

    I bought this book on a daily deal not sure if I would like it because it didn't really sound like anything I would be interested in. I was happily surprised. this is a great book. It is funny and deep. I want everyone I know to read it.

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    Anonymous 11-19-17
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    "Think Swedish Fawlty Towers!"

    stick with it as you careen around unlikely, but syncopated events. One hundred years unfold in ways that make one hope, know, that Carl will live forever, somewhere!

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    Tom A. 11-19-17
    Tom A. 11-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "A More Charming Book You Will Not Find"

    I am surprised how much I enjoyed this book. My tastes run to police and suspense fiction and war stories. I don't know why I fell on this book, but I bought it as one of Audible's Daily Deal. But it was delightful. It covers the hero's hundredth year (starting with his escape from the "old folks home"), with flashbacks to his incredible 100 year life. According to this book, Allan was a driving force behind every major turn in history, with travels and events in Europe, America, and Asia. It brought to mind a classic but little known Woody Allen movie, Zelig.

    The reader and narration were first rate. I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to more.

    Don't miss this book!

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    MFC 11-19-17
    MFC 11-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "very enjoyable!"

    very enjoyable listen!! funny and interesting and meandering but in a good way. characters are unique. really liked this book!

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    Hani 11-18-17
    Hani 11-18-17
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    "Meh!"

    I had heard so much about this book that I thought I would try it
    A lot of reviews were mentioning laughing out loud and having a great time
    I only laughed once during the entire book
    I won't recommend this book and not because it's bad but because I don't know why it should be recommended, it didn't get me thinking and contemplating and I didn't learn anything from it
    It was mildly entertaining
    So all in all Meh!

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    Lori M. Shandra 11-17-17
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    "All over the place"

    This was hard to follow. I gave up several times and finally came back to finish it. Wouldn’t recommend it

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    Amazon Customer 11-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I was not expecting this."

    I went into this book with no expectations. This was one of those daily deal books for I think $3 and some cents and it was by far worth it. This story was captivating and funny. It has an odd Forrest Gump way of it which you think would be off-putting a but it's done so well. with an array of interest in characters, the historical settings mixed with the present day for the story which is 2005 and how it is blended together it is definitely funny. It's the kind of story that I would love to share with some of my friends or coworkers and if there is not already I do hope one day there is a movie to accompany this book.

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    Tancy-O Cloud 9, USA 11-17-17
    Tancy-O Cloud 9, USA 11-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    "A little long but worth it. Laugh out loud-able."

    Narrator was great although sometimes I thought he forgot how a character's voice should sound... or maybe that was me.

    Hilarious recounting of history. I loved H. Einstein and the way the story unravels.

    Not even gonna lie, it's so long that I totally tuned out portions but it was easy enough to jump right back in.

    Overall, I loved it. If you've got that time, its a great story.

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    Teddy 11-15-17
    Teddy 11-15-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Not what I expected"

    The story was trying too hard to be clever for me. It had a kind of Forrest Gump meets Dr. Strangelove kind of vibe. It was different, but I got kind of bored, and it there was more history in it than I wanted.

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