The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson audiobook

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

By Jonas Jonasson
Translated by Rod Bradbury
Read by Steven Crossley

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781620643099

  • ISBN: 9780792793328

  • ISBN: 9781624600029

Runtime: 11.99 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An iBooks bestseller

A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Books That Will Add Magic to Your Life

A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Month

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 over two million people around the world.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Imaginative, laugh-out-loud...a brilliant satire.” Telegraph (London)
“[A] laugh-out-loud debut.” Publishers Weekly
“Coincidence and absurdity are at the core of this silly and wonderful novel…A great cure for the blues, especially for anyone who might feel bad about growing older.” Kirkus Reviews
“As Allan’s colorful and complex history merges with his present-day escapades, readers will be treated to a new and charmingly funny version of world history and get to know a very youthful old man whose global influence knows no age limit. An international bestseller, this is an engaging tale of one man’s life lived to the fullest.” Booklist
“Completely crazy, an incredibly funny story.” Aftonbladet (Sweden)
“First-rate.” Der Spiegel (Germany)
“Overflowing with humor.”  El Mundo (Spain)
“Dynamite comedy.” Le Figaro (France)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jonas Jonasson

Author Bio: Jonas Jonasson

Jonas Jonasson was a journalist for the Expressen newspaper for many years. He became a media consultant and later on set up a company producing sports and events for Swedish television. He sold his company and moved abroad to work on his first novel. Jonasson now lives on the Swedish island Gotland in the Baltic Sea.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English