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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gail Honeyman

Narrated By: Cathleen McCarron

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: May 2017

Duration: 11 hours 2 minutes



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. 


  • Edythe W

    Slow start, then very enjoyable! Excellent narration. Definitely worth that kind of missing the book now that it’s over. Give it a try.

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  • Sabra G.

    Loved getting to know Eleanor! Great listen.

  • Randi S.

    Very, very slow start. Almost gave up several times. Story was so-so. Wanted more from the ending. Can’t imagine this making it to the big screen - especially with Reese Witherspoon. Narration was a bit annoying. Looking forward to a book with no British accents.

  • John D.

    Great story and a fantastic narrator, as a Brit I was very impressed with the genuineness of the accents - quite a feat.

  • Angie M.

    So caught off guard by this book. Started out witty and quirky, turned into emotional and thought-provoking. Loved the narration and detail in this story!

  • Kelly G.

    Loved the characters in this book. I thought the narrator was excellent!

  • Mark W.

    Loved the characters and storyline. I felt like i ciuld identify with the main character

  • Shelley C.

    Pretty funny from the start, however, ended with a big huge "wow".

  • Lori G

    I enjoyed getting to know Eleanor, and I thought the narrator was exceptional!

  • Cynthia S

    First time audiobook listener and found it thoroughly entertaining. The narrators British accent truly enhanced the characters and their life experiences for me. Will definitely use AudioBooks again! Just wish I could stop saying "cheeky."