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- By: Craig Silvey
- Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
- Length: 10 hrs
Sad, funny, affecting, and peopled with characters that live and breathe, Rhubarb is the first novel from a young writer with an astonishing talent. With his sublime and playful use of language and his uncanny ability to reveal the human condition in all its vulnerability and fragility, Craig Silvey has created an extraordinary contemporary story.
Wonderful book set in Fremantle
- By sarah j attrill on 06-05-2021
One of the best books I have ever heard.
From start to finish, this book is absolute joy. It is heartbreaking, hilarious, frustrating, innocent and yet so wisely written.
I absolutely adore the way that Silvey sees the world, and love absolutely everything he has written. And this is his best work. Amazing.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
- By: Gail Honeyman
- Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
- Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
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....
So much better than completely fine
- By Bec on 29-10-2017
Beautiful, funny, tragic and clever
Would you consider the audio edition of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine to be better than the print version?
A beautifully written and narrated book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a gentle, at times tragic, often very cleverly-humorous and always deeply considered story. The narrator was terrific. All in all very much enjoyed!
What other book might you compare Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine to, and why?
A little bit 'The Rosie Project', a little bit 'The Girl on the Train', but mostly entirely a story of its own. Quite unique.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
Considering tattoos and where to get them. Hilarious and very, very clever.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I felt vulnerable and close to tears whenever there was talk of her little sister. I felt warmed and heartened every time there was a warm, loving and entirely accepting interaction between Eleanor and virtually every kind and gentle character in the book.