Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel

By Gail Honeyman
Read by Cathleen McCarron

11.03 Hours 05/09/2017 unabridged
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Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon. “A charmer...satisfyingly quirky.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Books to Breeze Through This Summer”   "This wacky, charming novel...draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance….Hilarious and moving."—People 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. 

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A New York Times Pick of Books to Breeze Through This Summer

An Australia Vogue Pick for Book Clubs

A May 2017 LibraryReads Pick

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

“A charmer...satisfyingly quirky.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Books to Breeze Through This Summer”
 
"This wacky, charming novel...draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance….Hilarious and moving."—People

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. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrator Cathleen McCarron’s articulated British accent and studied pacing lend weight to Eleanor’s apparent alienation from the world—and her immediate charm to listeners…McCarron’s earnest portrayal captures her contradictions wonderfully…While supporting characters are well defined with distinct voices and accents, McCarron especially shines in setting the story’s emotional tone…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Narrator McCarron gives an award-worthy performance…Her narration is nuanced, conveying both Eleanor’s surface façade of everything’s fine and all the subtle layers of repressed pain and trauma underneath. It’s a performance that will stay in listeners minds long after the story is over.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio 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
“This wacky, charming novel…draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance…Hilarious and moving.” People
“A charmer…satisfyingly quirky.” New York Times
“[Eleanor Oliphant] happens to be among the most compelling and complex characters drawn in recent memory, one who is always peculiar, often infuriating, but funny and utterly endearing.” National (Scotland)
“A feel-good story that will make readers laugh and cheer for Eleanor as she learns that the past doesn’t dictate the future and that happiness can be hers.” BookPage

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Author

Author Bio: Gail Honeyman

Gail Honeyman is a graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford. Her debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, was short-listed for the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize as a work in progress.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English