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 (52)

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Written by Sarah H. on March 26th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Lovely story. Excellent narrator.

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Written by Amy W. on March 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A wonderful narrator and endearing characters!

Written by Sherry R. on March 15th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I really liked this book and looked forward to my daily listen . I miss Eleanor now that it’s over .

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Written by Diane R. on February 26th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Exceptional book. I'm still thinking about them.

Written by Susan C. on February 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonder narrator! I loved her voice and she really brought the humor to the forefront. I haven’t enjoyed a book this much since “The Help”. I didn’t want it to end. Eleanor is an endearing character, as is Raymond. I wish there was a sequel!

Written by Diane G. on February 5th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The best. Listened twice and will no doubt go back for a third!!

Written by Sue O. on January 31st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Excellent narration. A little dark although I laughed at many of Elenor’s observations which certainly lightened the underlying storyline.

Written by Erica U. on December 20th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Took me a while to get into this book but I’m glad I saw it through. Great story and I’m excited they are making it into a movie!

Written by Jody K. on October 29th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Eleanor Oliphant is much, much better than fine. This is one of the best books I have listened to or read in quite some time. I had a hard time putting it down once I started to get into it, and may actually listen to it again. It is impossible not to love socially awkward, overly honest Eleanor. And everyone on Earth should have a Raymond in their life.

Written by Gloria M. on September 29th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

it was a slow start I agree but a lovely story showing how people need each other.