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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gail Honeyman

Narrated By: Cathleen McCarron

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: May 2017

Duration: 11 hours 2 minutes


Move over, Ove (in Fredrik Backman's A Man Called Ove) there's a new curmudgeon to love.' --Booklist (starred review)

'Eleanor Oliphant is a truly original literary creation: funny, touching, and unpredictable. Her journey out of dark shadows is absolutely gripping.'--Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You

'Deft, compassionate and deeply moving--Honeyman's debut will have you rooting for Eleanor with every turning page.'--Paula McClain,New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun

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.


  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • 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."

  • Kathy H

    I enjoyed this read. It seems a bit odd and slow at times but ends surprisingly.

  • Anonymous

    The narrator brought the characters to life with her proper accent, tone and interpretation to a story that had many nuances ranging from deep sadness to light humor. I really enjoyed and recommend it.

  • Patricia K

    I listened to the audiobook and the narrator, Cathleen McCarron, was fabulous! 5 stars! The storytelling was compelling and the characters well drawn. I laughed, felt teary, got chills, and was often on the edge of my (car) seat in anticipation of what was going to be revealed next. 5 stars. Somehow though, there were parts of the story and of the characters that didn’t quite ring true. I heard myself saying, “Really?” even though I “really” fought feeling that way. 3 stars. All and all a very enjoyable and worthwhile listen. 4 stars.

  • Sonja M

    My favorite book in a long time. Such a wonderful, moving story about putting the beautiful pieces of a broken life back together. Amazing characters and outstanding narration.

  • Milana M

    Loved this book so much! Such amazing narration, wonderful story! Eleanor is simply delightful.

  • Susan W

    LOVED this book. Great read. Very interesting and made me want to get in my car to drive somewhere, just to get back into the characters and their story!

  • Sally B

    I enjoyed the main character’s development throughout the book. The story was realistic and the characters, flawed though they were, were charming.