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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gail Honeyman

Narrated By: Cathleen McCarron

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers UK

Date: May 2017

Duration: 11 hours 26 minutes


• Winner of the Costa First Novel Award

• No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and No.1 New York Times bestseller

• Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon

'Funny, touching and unpredictable' Jojo Moyes

Winner of the Audie award for Best Fiction Audiobook 2018

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted - while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she's avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than... fine?

'Heartwrenching and wonderful' Nina Stibbe

'Deft, compassionate and moving' Paula McLain

'I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!' Joanna Cannon


  • Andy M

    My wife's reading group rated this only the second 10/10 across the boards in 6 years. As a lover of Audio Books, but not generally the sort of books my wife reads, I thought I would give this one a try. Wow - I can see why she would spend evenings intermittently laughing and crying - At the start of the book Eleanor is far from fine, in fact, I almost instantly took a disliking to her - but so skillfully written and narrated is this book that you had to persevere. What I loved most about this was that Eleanor and her world is slowly laid open to the reader, her journey to date has not been great, but in the short timeframe described by this book, a new Eleanore emerges, although enough of the old is kept in place to make you realise that what were previously annoying flaws become amusing and sympathetic nuances and character traits. As a massive fan of audio books, aside from a good story, I need a good voice, in this case, Cathleen McCarron is sensational. Her voice acting is top rate as is her storytelling and general diction. With the geographical setting of this book plus the variety of ages and genders of the main characters she manages to add to Eleanor's story. I will certainly look for more books narrated by her. In short - Eleanor's story is probably the best all-around book I have read/listened to for many years. As a debut novel, it is astonishing and I will join the queue waiting for the next one. Gail Honeyman is a name to look out for. and you really will want to find out for yourself whether the title of the book is simply ironic, or is a statement of the truth. I think I know!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Polly M.

    Wonderful! A great story, I lost a whole weekend listening to this but it was worth it. The narration was perfect.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Ramya K

    An absolutely brilliant listen. The story is simply absorbing with interesting topics dealt with sympathetically through humour. The narration which is wonderful, brought the story and the characters to life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Bec W.

    This was my first audio book and a perfect introduction. Loved it!

  • Christine I.

    I couldn’t wait to keep listening. Really interesting characters and well constructed plot development.

  • Annette D.

    A truely great read, highs and lows abound. I loved the language of Eleanor, her description of the world as she saw it delightful.

  • Allison H.

    Loved it! This book made me laugh, cry and at times, cringe... Eleanor is so quirky and I grew to absolutely adore her as the book went on. It certainly made me view life from another perspective and grateful for the life I have. I highly recommend it!

  • Pam B.

    I have bought copies of this book for all my friends. Loved it.

  • Evelyn P.

    I loved it, but found it very sad and touching. Funny too though and we’ll written. Would definitely recommend it.


    I loved this book, some very funny parts and so very well narrated. Highly recommend it.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman