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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

De : Gail Honeyman
Lu par : Cathleen McCarron
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    Description

    Costa First Novel Book Award winner 2017 - The Sunday Times best seller - AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award Winner

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

    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?

    This audiobook contains an exclusive interview with author Gail Honeyman and narrator Cathleen McCarron.

    ©2017 Gail Honeyman; Extract of The Lonely City (2016) by Olivia Laing reproduced by permission from Canongate Books Ltd. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

    Commentaires

    "A truly original literary creation: funny, touching and unpredictable. Her journey out of the shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping." (Jojo Moyes)
    "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)

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    Génial !

    Énorme surprise que ce livre ! Au départ, on ne sait pas à quoi s'attendre et, au fil des pages (accrochez-vous, ça vaut le coup), on découvre un nid d'émotions et de surprises auxquels on ne s'attendait pas. Sans trop en dire, ce livre parle de sujets durs de façon légère, ce livre parle d'un problème de société très prononcé, ce livre nous plonge au coeur de l'humain. J'en fus très surprise et très émue, et je ne peux que le recommander.
    Je n'en is pas plus pour ne pas spoiler : il est important de découvrir par soi-même. Bonne lecture !

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    J’ai adoré

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    Funny and heartbreaking in equal measure

    Loved the narration and loved the wry sense of humour employed throughout. Didn’t think this was my kind of novel but I was very pleasantly surprised. Recommended!

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    Moving and funny

    The story rings true at a deep level, and all the characters easily come to life. What I enjoyed most was the quality of the language; the narrator's quirks are endearing and make the whole experience joyful in spite of the dark subject matter.

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    Loved it!

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    Superb book brought alive by narrator

    Very much enjoyed this beautifully written and thought provoking book. Part of the pleasure was thanks to the narrators superb adaptation of the characters voices, bringing them more to life than I would have done reading the book myself.
    Didn’t want it to end.
    Feel richer for having “read” this story.

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    Read it!

    The premise of the book (a functional introvert loner) didn't last long. Yet the entire book is well built and the reader does a wonderful job making all of the characters evolve and be loveable. I am not a native English speaker, but appreciated the different accents and tones used by the reader.

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    Very talented reader, disturbing story

    The reader is very good and has impressive reading skills. The story and main character are interesting but also disturbing. After about a third of the book I read the plot on the internet to decide if I continue with the book and have decided against it. I can imagine that many people will like the book though.

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    trivial

    predictable, sometimes even boring, nothing special really.. you get a bit attached to the character, but it quickly becomes repetitive. the narrator's voice is however amazing, the only thing that kept me listening I guess

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    • Laura
    • 27/03/2018

    I’ll miss Eleanor

    This book is one of the books that you’ll carry with you for a long time. It’s funny, dark, sad and heartwarming. The characters are incredible and the voiceover is perfect. I’m now waiting not so patiently for Gail to write her next book!

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 13/03/2018

    Amazing story

    Would you listen to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine again? Why?

    Loved it. Well written, the character creation is amazing. Really well read and an inspiring story. Highly recommend.

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    • Debbie Todd
    • 24/02/2018

    Most enjoyable

    I loved this story about Eleanors triumph over adversity. Very poignant and funny at the same time.

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    • Dymps
    • 22/02/2018

    A must read!!!

    Excellent- the pace of the story unfolding, the plot, the humour, the treatment of serious issues, the character development, the narration!!! One of the best, if not the best book I’ve read in a while!

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 24/01/2018

    A new favorite!

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    I loved this book with my whole heart. Maybe because in many ways I identifield with Eleanor Oliphant. I understood her and empathized with her. Yes, she made me cringe a little from time to time, but she was an extraordinary well-written character with an amazing journey of self-actualization. This was a triumphant debut by Gail Honeyman and I can't wait to see what she writes next.

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    • SheenaB
    • 09/09/2017

    Funny and tragic

    What made the experience of listening to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine the most enjoyable?

    The narrator skilfully carries the story without over characterisation. The story is carried with a lightness and humour that is so hard to deliver when that story is filled with human pain and suffering.

    What does Cathleen McCarron bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Maybe the warmth of the characters. The slight accent emphasised the context.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both! Lots of laughs, lots of warmth and compassion.

    Any additional comments?

    Loved this story. A rare find.

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    • Aliza Yael Raz Melzer
    • 26/08/2017

    Candid, shocking, mesmerizing.

    Beautifully written and beautifully narrated. A story that refuses to go away, unfolding carefully and gently, optimistic despite the horror.


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    • Anja Hennie Halmøy Fredriksen
    • 08/08/2017

    Good read!

    I liked the story and I liked the performance of the reader very much! I would recommend it for summer reading :-)

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    • Rachel Maritz
    • 20/06/2019

    Praises not exagerated

    So much has been said about this book and it has been praised by so many. None of the praises have been exaggerated. The book exceeded all my expectations. It is both refreshingly light and at the same time deeply moving. The author’s timing of events and thoughts are absolutely perfect. She created beautiful characters that the reader falls in live with. The journey with Eleanor seems to be over too soon.
    Also: The narrator was the best ever!! Beautiful voice and wonderful articulation.

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    • Mary Jose
    • 02/03/2018

    loved it

    loved it. quirky, funny and deeply moving. flawed but real characters that as a reader i loved.

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 15/04/2018

    Großartige Charakterzeichnung

    Die Geschichte beginnt als Tragikkomödie, als Elenor Oliphant durch das Abenteuer strauchelt, das die meisten von uns unter „Alltag“ verbuchen würden. Doch für Elenor, deren Existenz von extremer Routine geprägt ist, ist selbst die kleinste Spontanität eine große Herausforderung. Mit ihrer ganz eigenen Logik kommentiert sie ihre Erlebnisse.
    Doch nach und nach zeichnet sich ab, warum Elenor so tickt wie sie tickt uns es entblättert sich ein Drama um ein schweres Kindheitstrauma.
    Die Geschich

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    • 30/07/2017

    Exceptional story, excellently read

    The reader's wonderful Scottish accent makes the audio version of this book even more enjoyable than the paper version. Thanks for that!

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    • evelyne1983
    • 18/10/2017

    Zäher Anfang, berührende 2. Hälfte

    Am Anfang ist die Geschichte sehr negativ und es fällt mir schwer, sich mit der Protagonistin zu identifizieren. Erst in der zweiten Hälfte wird sie greifbarer und die Geschichte beginnt, mich zu berühren. Dann kann ich das Hörbuch kaum mehr weglegen.

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    • Amazon-Kunde
    • 21/07/2019

    Great!

    I greatly enjoyed this book, however disturbing some of the passages are. A sad yet very realistic depiction of what childhood trauma can look like.

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    • Vanessa
    • 31/07/2019

    can't understand the raving reviews

    First off, Cathleen McCarron reads the story extremely well. Her Scottish accent is quite versatile in her narration of the characters!! I would give her 10 stars if I could.

    Having said that, the story itself can't hold a candle to its narrator. The first half is very boring and while the second half does pick up the pace, it ends abruptly just when I was starting to be somewhat interested in Eleanor.

    Eleanor, the protagonist, is socially awkward. She's also a crossword savant, clinically depressed, pretty except for a - gasp! - disfiguring scar, suicidal, traumatized, and has a very high tolerance for mediocre vodka.

    It's just all a bit much. Everything about her is a tad overdone and so I just never started to care for her.

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    • Ida Z.
    • 23/08/2022

    Sehr empfehlenswert

    Ein Buch, dass sehr leicht zu lesen ist und einem Empathie lehrt. Ich fand die Hauptcharakterin anfangs nicht besonders nett oder sympathisch und dieser Teil verlangt schon etwas Geduld vom Hörer. Am Ende blieb mir ihre Geschichte aber sehr in Erinnerung. Ein Buch der Sorte "in eine andere Charakterwelt eintauchen und am Ende etwas für sich mitnehmen".

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    • Iris Jesske
    • 27/07/2022

    Erfrischend anders

    Hervorragend gesprochen. Die Hauptfigur ist offensichtlich sehr speziell - etwas schräg und sicherlich psychisch belastet. Auf einfühlsame und humorvolle Weise wird deren Alltag beschrieben, wobei man nach und nach erfährt, was hinter dem Verhaltensmuster der Protagonistin steckt. Ein Buch, das ohne große Action auskommt und dennoch sehr spannend ist. Kurzweiliger Lesestoff bis hin zum gelungenen Ende.

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    • darya juric
    • 15/01/2022

    Beautiful

    It is a beautiful story, very sad but beautifully written, with a kind positive ending.
    The reader of the story, Cathleen McCarron, does a fantastic job!

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    • Amazon Kunde
    • 08/12/2021

    Wonderful book with an amazing narrator

    The book is written beautifully. I loved the story, the characters, the words and how it was narrated. Certainly one of the best books I've read/listened to.

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    • Ska-mira
    • 17/08/2021

    Schlechte Darstellung einer Traumafolgestörung

    Insgesamt hat mir die Idee des Buches gut gefallen. Ich hatte jedoch aufgrund meines professionellen Hintergrundes Schwierigkeiten mit der Darstellung der Traumafolgestörung. Die Beschreibung und Charakterisierung der Hauptperson wirken wie eine Autismusspektrumsstörung und sind keine typischen Verhaltensmuster früh und schwerst traumatisierter Menschen. Dies führte bei mir insbesondere zum Ende immer wieder zu Irritationen.

    Als Fazit schöne Idee, jedoch suboptimal umgesetzt.