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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The 100YearOld Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
Author: Jonas Jonasson
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781721320998
ISBN-10: 1721320997
Publication Date: 8/7/2018
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Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
Book Type: MP3 CD
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susieqmillsacoustics avatar reviewed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared on + 1062 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
What a wonderful book! An adventurous journey with famous and infamous characters throughout. Funny, quirky, lovable characters and some crazy twists on history. Very entertaining!
junie avatar reviewed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared on + 630 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A quirky book about a quirky old man and his adventures as he escapes from his 100th birthday party by climbing out the window. Funny at times, a little boring somewhat, but I do think it was the translation which seemed to miss something.
Enjoyable read though.
reviewed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared on + 227 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book. It took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I could not put it down. I thought it was well written, with a very very dry humor. It made me think about an entirely different perspective on life- instead of planning for adventure, to simply live and let adventure happen.
sfc95 avatar reviewed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared on + 686 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The premise for this was good, but I fear that the translation made this the slowest and more boring book I have attempted to read for some time. It had no pick up, it was written as if I was a 100 year old trying to make the story last forever. And forever it did, I made it 100 pages and could take no more.
reviewed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared on + 182 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
So funny!!!
The main story is hillarious and I just couldn't keep it to myself. I would read a few pages and then tell my family about it and they kept wanting more! I really loved it. The side stories and back stories got long and drawn out and I found myself skipping paragraphs to speed things up but this is def one to recommend.
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carold avatar reviewed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared on + 2 more book reviews
I was expecting a lighthearted humorous story. It started out that way, but turned into a long and boring world history lesson. While the present day adventures were enjoyable, the long narratives of his past were hard to get through. I found myself skimming through chapters. If you're a history buff, this book might be for you. Once I start a book, I will finish it. I was glad to get to the end of this one.
melissaab avatar reviewed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared on + 38 more book reviews
The title was so promising... the book started out quirky and interesting but dragged on for way too long. The majority of the book was so boring, I had to force myself to sit down and read it to finally finish it. The cadence of the book was strange, but that may be due to the translation. Pretty much a waste of time.
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most entertaining read merging real world event with the fantasy and quasi criminal life of the 100 year old man. quite an imagination to put all these layers together into a cohesive story. i enjoyed the brief escape
justreadingabook avatar reviewed The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared on + 1711 more book reviews
This was a fun interesting book until I realized it resembled Forrest Gump in so many ways!
He has adventure after adventure meeting famous people and going through life kinda clumsily but always landing on his feet.
Has lots of humor and politics, lots and lots of political information so be prepared!


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