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  • Written by: Jonas Jonasson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (322 ratings)

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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Written by: Jonas Jonasson
Narrated by: Steven Crossley
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Publisher's Summary

A larger-than-life old man with a fondness for vodka goes on an unexpected adventure in this whimsical novel — perfect for fans of Forrest Gump and A Man Called Ove.

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 tomorrow is his hundredth birthday. 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.

Quirky and utterly unique, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared has charmed millions of people around the world.

©2009 Jonas Jonasson (P)2012 AudioGO

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Why isn’t this a movie yet?!

By far, one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time! Narrating was perfect!! If you love irony and recent history this is for you!

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Wonderful

This is such an imaginative story. Complex beyond discription. Funny, witty and allround good read.

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travelling awake your soul, this book remind you!

it was its Journey field of interesting character, a well-crafted plot, a good narrative and filled with intense subtext.

this book makes you travelled as much as his main character, and filled your heart with emotion that you thought was long gone forgotten.

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Wonderfully warm and funny.

Jonas is an amazing author and they way he ties up all loose ends is perfect. This is the second time I have read this book.

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some of the best narration ever

The narrator did a wonderful job delivering this book in an audio version.
You can feel the characters personalities!

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a delightful read

I love the attitude of the main character, a warming and funny tale of adventure of a man who's lived 9 lives.

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This book ties history and humor perfectly!

Hilarious and a fun reminder of historical events! The narration was ** insert Italian finger kiss

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Outstanding

Outstanding audiobook! Lots of laughs! Highly recommend this audiobook! Delightful and perfect narrator with great rhythm.

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Fantastic story and Narrator!

First 2 chapters are a bit slow but it picks up and makes up for it! Fantastic book!

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Completely off-the-wall and absolutely delightful

I wasn't really sure what to expect with this, but it was included in my subscription so I figured I'd give it a shot. It is absolutely delightful. I don't want to spoil anything because the unexpectedness of the story is its greatest asset. Just get it.

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