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 (67)

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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.

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Written by Anonymous on October 18th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed this book. Yes, it started a bit slow, but the story was so well written so I didn't mind. The narrator did an excellent job.

Written by Anonymous on August 24th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Hands down the best book ever. Her keen witty phrasings had me laughing out loud. I wrote a few down for myself to memorize and use at the appropriate moment. My book clubs number one favorite book.

Written by Jacqueline B. on August 22nd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Looked forward to listening to this book every day and will miss Eleanor! The author was perfect.

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Written by Lynne W. on August 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really loved this book. The story is lovingly and humorously told by a terrific narrator. I could listen to her all day! So enjoyed learning Eleanor’s life story and her survival.

Written by Cathy S. on August 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I see Emily Blunt and Chris O’Dowd as the main characters in this movie. I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did. I kept seeing it on the best sellers list so I decided to jump in and see what it was all about. I’m so glad that I did. I empathized with Eleanor as soon as I met her. Her insecurities and foibles were very relatable, as were her though processes. We’ve all sounded like her at one time or another. As the story progresses and we learn more about her, she is endearing as she perseveres while struggling to make sense of it all. This story really touched me and shows that we are all human with different life experiences. What we make of them says a lot about who we really are. Excellent book!

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Written by Jill B. on August 13th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I wasn’t sure at the beginning, but really enjoyed this book and quirky Eleanor!

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Written by Robert G. on July 25th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Slow start but an enjoyable read!

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Written by Unknown U. on July 16th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great read! After it picked up I didn’t want it to end!

Written by Lee S. on June 25th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic! I will miss Eleanor and Raymond.