Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

  • by Gail Honeyman
  • Narrated by Cathleen McCarron
  • 11 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No one's ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine.
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: She struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she's thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding social interactions, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen on the sidewalk, the three become the kinds of friends who rescue one another from the lives of isolation they have each been living. And it is Raymond's big heart that will ultimately help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one.
Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes...
The only way to survive is to open your heart.

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What the Critics Say

"Move over, Ove (in Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove) - there's a new curmudgeon to love." (Booklist )
"Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is absolutely gripping." (Jojo Moyes, New York Times best-selling author of Me Before You)
"Narrator Cathleen McCarron's articulated British accent and studied pacing lend weight to Eleanor's apparent alienation from the world - and her immediate charm to listeners.... While supporting characters are well defined with distinct voices and accents, McCarron especially shines in setting the story's emotional tone." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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Exquisite writing, fantastic narrator.

The detail, descriptions and subtle moments are just perfection. I will never forget this book and the character like no other that is Eleanor Oliphant. It's hard to put words around it now because it's still ruminating inside me but this was absolutely one of my all time favorites. Love the plot twist at the very end concerning her mother. Highly highly recommend this book.
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- Elizabeth C.

Absolutely Beautiful

Stories like this don't come around that often . Everything about it is beautiful . The personalities, the storyline , the relationships, and of course impeccable narration. Unpredictable down to the last minute. Don't miss this sweet, emotional, and extremely well written book!
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- ilene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-09-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio