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If you could sum up The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared in three words, what would they be?
Original black humour
What other book might you compare The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared to and why?
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Similar characters and similar black humour. An aging pensioner goes through a series of unexpected adventures while looking back over the past events of his life.
Which scene was your favorite?
Alan and his relationship with Stalin and other (in)famous world leaders was quite entertaining!
Who was the most memorable character of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and why?
Alan for his sheer deadpan humour and eternally optimistic and simple outlook on life.
Any additional comments?
An excellent listen that I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who enjoys a laugh and a small bit of world history.
What did you like most about The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared?
It wasn't what I had expected. Very quirky - as the title suggests - but I found myself finding it hard to stop listening to.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared?
This is a tricky one, there are so many odd scenes, but the possibly one of the many meetings Allan has with US presidents of the past. Or, possibly when he meets Chairman Mao, or his introduction to Franco. No, there are too many to choose just one.
Have you listened to any of Peter Kenny’s other performances? How does this one compare?
No I hadn't and I was very impressed. I can think of very few books that include so many cameos from great historical of the last 100 years. Anyone who can move from Einstein to an angry female Swede in her 60's (with what sounded like a Yorkshire accent) is obviously a gifted narrator.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I could easily have listened in a single sitting. Sadly work gets in the way at times.
38 of 38 people found this review helpful
A wonderful tale, this is what I want from an Audiobook - great story and great narration. If only all audiobooks could be this entertaining.
This book has transferred well to audio, it comes alive - you are drawn into the characters and situation quickly and effortlessly, just as it should be for me. Not only did it make me laugh but I actually cared about the primary character.
Not one to normally write reviews as not much seems to be that worthy, but this is a thoroughly enjoyable listen and one which I wholeheartedly recommend.
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