Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Version: Unabridged
Author: Gail Honeyman
Narrator: Cathleen McCarron
Genres: Romance, Fiction & Literature, Literature
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: October 2018
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Overview

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT 

A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

“Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!” —Reese Witherspoon

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.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the smart, warm, and uplifting 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. 

Reviews (76)

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Written by Anonymous on July 19th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great book

Written by Claire M. on June 28th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved this book. A great story of how friendship can bring you the help and strength you never knew you needed. Wonderfully written both heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measures.

Written by Katie H. on June 27th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

One of the best books I have ever listened to...Cathleen, the reader of this audiobook, made Eleanor's complex life come to life. And Gail Honeyman has my respect for being a gifted author! Eleanor Oliphant is a survivor I will never forget. And I will also never forget Eleanor Oliphant because she is, more than she has ever understood, a very very likable person! Thank you Gail Honeyman, for taking the time to write this important and touching book!

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Written by Navyne K. on March 22nd, 2020

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I found the book dragging & depressing. I think I understand what the author was trying to do, but this was unrealistic - especially the final plot twist. If it was not for the great narration, I would have never bothered to finish the book

Written by Patricia V. on March 14th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Eleanor, is an old friend I like to visit every couple of months! A must read!

Written by Tanja C. on March 8th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I’ve had this book since it was first released . It is one of my all time favorite books. I love the entire story. It’s funny , smart ,sad and totally engrossing. I’ve gone back to this book many times .

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Written by Lisabeth N. on December 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved Eleanor so much. I wanted to reach through to book and hug her, specially when she discussed how little positive physical touch she had received over the years.

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Written by AMANDA P. on November 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Loved it

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Written by Carol S. on November 13th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book starts a little slow, but gradually opens to give you glimpses of the depth of the issues. The end is a little predictable. Still its the ending you want and hope for. It made me want to read other books by this author.

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Written by Pam W. on October 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I utterly adored this sweet book. The narrator was fabulous and I will search for other books she narrates. The story is sad and sweet all at the same time. I found myself routing for Eleanor more and more through out the story.