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

Jonas Jonasson

Steven Crossley (Narrator)

09-11-12

11hrs 59min

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09-11-12

11hrs 59min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Humor

Description

“[A] witty caper.” People magazine (4½ stars)

An iBooks bestseller
A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Books That Will Add Magic to Your Life
A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Month
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

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.

Praise

“[A] witty caper.” People magazine (4½ stars)

“Imaginative, laugh-out-loud...A brilliant satire.” Telegraph (London)

“[A] laugh-out-loud debut…[and a] gentle lampoon of procedurals and thrillers.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[A] silly and wonderful novel…will just keep readers amused almost non-stop." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Language English
Release Day Sep 10, 2012
Release Date September 11, 2012
Release Date Machine 1347321600
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Humor & Satire, Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction
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.

Narrator Bio
Steven Crossley

Steven Crossley, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, has built a career on both sides of the Atlantic as an actor and audiobook narrator, for which he has won more than a dozen AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a nominee for the prestigious Audie Award. He is a member of the internationally renowned theater company Complicite and has appeared in numerous theater, television, film, and radio dramas.

Overview

An iBooks bestseller
A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Books That Will Add Magic to Your Life
A Kirkus Reviews Pick of the Month
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

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.

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