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Author: Gail Honeyman Narrator: Cathleen McCarron Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781524749699
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Smart, warm, uplifting, 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 her heart

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by 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.

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. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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.”


  • A May 2017 LibraryReads Pick
  • 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
  • Winner of the Costa Book Award for Best First Novel
  • An RUSA Notable Book for Outstanding Audiobook Narration
  • The 2018 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration in Fiction

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camille | 12/11/2019

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the narration cannot be beat!! Cathleen McCarron really made this book come alive. I will start to look for more books narrated by her. She is a joy to listen to! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sally | 3/30/2019

    " Could not stop listening to this book. Eleanor is such an interesting character. The writing is spectacular and keeps you drawn in until the very end. She overcame a lot in her life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 E | 1/12/2018

    " Great read!! "

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Cathleen McCarron is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and recipient of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She is a London-based coach in voice, text, and accent who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and several major drama schools. She holds a BA in acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as a degree in politics from Edinburgh University.