Extended Audio Sample

Download Eleanor: A Novel Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Eleanor: A Novel Audiobook, by Jason Gurley Click for printable size audiobook cover
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jason Gurley Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781101923931
Regular Price: $22.50 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $18.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Eleanor and Esmerelda are identical twins with a secret language all their own, inseparable until a terrible accident claims Esme’s life. Eleanor’s family is left in tatters: her mother retreats inward, seeking comfort in bottles; her father reluctantly abandons ship. Eleanor is forced to grow up more quickly than a child should, and becomes the target of her mother’s growing rage.

Years pass, and Eleanor’s painful reality begins to unravel in strange ways. The first time it happens, she walks through a school doorway, and finds herself in a cornfield, beneath wide blue skies. When she stumbles back into her own world, time has flown by without her. Again and again, against her will, she falls out of her world and into other, stranger ones, leaving behind empty rooms and worried loved ones.

One fateful day, Eleanor leaps from a cliff and is torn from her world altogether. She meets a mysterious stranger, Mea, who reveals to Eleanor the weight of her family’s loss. To save her broken parents, and rescue herself, Eleanor must learn how deep the well of her mother’s grief and her father’s heartbreak truly goes. Esmerelda’s death was not the only tragic loss in her family’s fragmented history, and unless Eleanor can master her strange new abilities, it may not be the last.

Download and start listening now!

bn80

Quotes & Awards

  • Th[e] violent rift between past and present affords each woman the chance to offer her own kind of repentance and forgiveness and redemption. In the end, “Eleanor” shows that one never knows what can happen when the reset button is pushed. Washington Post
  • Eleanor is deep — a really poignant, moving story that will surprise you with how smart it is. The novel turns a traditional tragic narrative on its head with compelling elements of science fiction and fantasy. It’s a touching story that sneaks up on you, working on multiple levels that pay off in a series of emotional uppercuts in the final pages. Read it and weep. Daniel H. Wilson, bestselling author of Robopocalypse
  • Jason Gurley will be a household name one day. Hugh Howey, New York Times bestselling author of Wool
  • A virtuoso performance… Eleanor might just be the book of the year. Russell Blake, bestselling author of Jet
     
  • Reminiscent of Neil Gaiman... enchanting, magical and powerful. Ernie Lindsey, bestselling author of Skynoise
  • Jason Gurley’s Eleanor is an ambitious book of many wonders, an intricately crafted saga spanning three generations, by turns otherworldly and heartbreakingly true. Elizabeth Collison, author of Some Other Town
  • Haunting...if you liked The Ocean at the End of the Lane, you'll love Eleanor.
    Peter Cawdron, author of Feedback
     
  • Jason Gurley is the kind of storyteller that makes you excited to sit down and spend a day reading. Ted Kosmatka, author of Prophet of Bones
  • Eleanor is deep—a really poignant, moving story that will surprise you with how smart it is. The novel turns a traditional tragic narrative on its head with compelling elements of science fiction and fantasy. It’s a touching story that sneaks up on you, working on multiple levels that pay off in a series of emotional uppercuts in the final pages. Read it and weep.”

    Daniel H. Wilson, bestselling author of Robopocalypse

  • “A virtuoso performance…Eleanor might just be the book of the year.”

    Russell Blake, bestselling author of Jet

  • “Narrator Cassandra Campbell creates a dreamy atmosphere that beautifully highlights the magical realism in this audiobook about fate, grief, and family…Campbell’s performance smoothly mirrors the pace of the action, and her expressiveness projects Eleanor’s tumble of emotions as she tries to understand what is happening to her and her broken family. Listeners will be caught up in Eleanor’s journey to reconcile her alternate worlds, to find unconditional love, and maybe even to change the past.”

    AudioFile

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
JASON GURLEY is the author of Greatfall, The Man Who Ended the World, and the fiction collection Deep Breath Hold Tight, among other works. His stories have appeared in the anthologies Loosed Upon the World and Help Fund My Robot Army!!! He was raised in Alaska and Texas, and now lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.
About the Narrator

Cassandra Campbell, Audie Award–nominated narrator and winner of several Earphones Awards, has performed in regional theaters across the country and in several off-Broadway shows at the Public Theater and the Mint Theater. In addition to narrating audiobooks, acting, and directing, she is a commercial and documentary voice-over artist.