Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2017.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781524749712
Characteristics: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
audio file
Subjects: Single women -- Fiction.
Social isolation -- Fiction.
Intergenerational relations -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Computer technicians -- Fiction.
Downloadable audiobooks.
Glasgow (Scotland) -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Additional Contributors: McCarron, Cathleen


From Library Staff

2018 Audie Award Winner - Fiction category; narrated by Cathleen McCarron

Fiction category; narrated by Cathleen McCarron

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Apr 13, 2019

I normally don’t read fiction but decided to listen to this. I will admit I immediately got sucked in. I really enjoyed this, but found the Big Surprise NOT surprising since it was obvious where this was going. I highly recommend the first 90% of the book.

DCLadults Jul 25, 2018

I absolutely loved the reader of this book! She brought Eleanor alive to me in a way that my internal voice couldn't.
I chuckled, laughed out loud and was constantly moved by the humanism of Eleanor Oliphant. She is quirky, unfiltered, yet lovable in her struggles with appropriate social skills. She befriends Raymond, the unhygienic IT guy from her office, and through a chance encounter with a stranger, Eleanor learns to rely on the support of friendship and human connection.
Highly recommended. Soon to be a motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon.

emblight Mar 28, 2018

I enjoyed listening to this story, which is both touching and entertaining. I was sorry when it came to an end, particularly as the narration was so well done.

Jan 26, 2018

This book is fantastic, I especially loved listening to it because of the Scottish narrator. The main character is very likable and interesting.

Dec 06, 2017

Loved this book. Beautifully written and read. A coming of age mystery with a lovable and funny main character. Set in Glasgow.

Nov 24, 2017

A very good read. This character's struggle is very brave and it amazed me more than expected.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at GCPL

To Top