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message 1: by Book Concierge (last edited Jan 17, 2020 08:44AM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Book Concierge (tessabookconcierge) | 6179 comments The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man by Jonas Jonasson
The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man – Jonas Jonasson
Book on CD performed by Peter Kenny.
3.5***

From the book jacket: It all begins with a hot-air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they’re not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harboring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un….

My reactions
The scenarios are every bit as ridiculous, outlandish, and unbelievable as in the first book, but I just love the way Allan just “goes with the flow.” Nothing really upsets him; he keeps his wits about him and manages to cleverly work his way out of a number of dicey situations. Along the way there are encounters with a number of world leaders, including Donald Trump and Angela Merkel (among others).

It’s a fast, fun, romp of a novel that had me giggling in places.

Peter Kenny does a fine job performing the audiobook. I really love the way he interprets Allan, but his Kim Jong-un is almost unintelligible, and his Donald Trump is not even close to being accurate.


LINK to my review


message 2: by Jgrace (new)

Jgrace | 3018 comments Steven Crossley did such a good job with the first book, I don't think I could enjoy a change of narrator. I'll have to get a text copy of this one. But I think I may have to wait until this election year is over. Current events just don't seem very funny right now.


message 3: by Karin (last edited Jan 17, 2020 06:12PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Karin | 7301 comments I read this in print and enjoyed it. While I rated them both 4 stars, I liked the first one somewhat better. I think I may have rounded this one up.


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