Shortlisted for the 2014 Indie Awards
The downloadable, audiobook edition of Graeme Simsion’s prize-winning romantic comedy The Rosie Project, read by the actor Dan O’Grady.
Meet Don. Don is a genetics professor who just might be somewhere on the autistic spectrum. He looks a little like Gregory Peck and is getting married. He just doesn’t know who to yet. But he has designed a very detailed questionnaire to help him find the perfect woman. And it’s definitely not Rosie. Absolutely, completely, definitely not .Rosie, meanwhile, isn’t looking for love; she’s looking for her biological father. Sometimes, though, you don’t find love: love finds you...
©2013 Graeme Simsion (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited
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"The Perfect Audio Book"
Both very funny and very charming, beautifully crafted and exceptionally well delivered. I've just noticed there's a sequal but I don't know if I dare...how can this one be equalled or bettered? Watch this space....
"I laughed out loud!"
Loved it and would highly recommend . I laughed, and cried with Don and Rosie's adventures. It's the grown ups version of the curious incident of the dog in the night
"Deliciously lighthearted but sustaining."
Although written with a clear eye out for instant transition to the screen, who minds? Yes, it foregrounds people with unconventional behavioural traits ( again) but it is a nice foil for even those who prefer the more serious approaches to reading.
There are numerous instances where we are cajoled to listen with bated breath as the protagonists formulate earnest attempts at Life using whatever props work, or don't work, for them. Courage personified.
The reader pleasantly blends the utterly tangible, authentic Australianicity of this story with an easy access for anyone to understand.
This was an entertaining and easy listening book with an amusing story line. Don is a lovable & amusing main character
"A charming bit of escapism!"
This was a delightful, albeit lightweight, novel that made a long journey much more pleasant. It isn't world shattering literature, but it was certainly worth the time I expended listening to it.
The characters portrayed were interesting and so I found myself, willingly, drawn into a desire to know how things would turn out for them.
Ummm and I'm also a sucker for unlikely happy endings!
Dan O'Grady brought the book to life. I'm no longer certain if it was written in the first person but Dan made me believe it was,
Yes I smiled almost all of the way through it. Very uplifting!
"Not what I usually listen to, but..."
Thanks to other listener ratings and reviews I gave it a go and am extremely pleased I did - thoroughly recommend
As humans we are pretty rubbish at dealing/treating hidden illnesses like Autism and mental health conditions. This book is told from the insight of someone with Autism, and maybe we can all improve our understanding of autism an other disabilities that are not so obvious through books such as these.
As someone who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, I too have been left with personality differences and traits not dissimilar from autism or someone who suffers with aspergers.
This is a fantastic book, I really learned a lot. Now on to the rosie effect :)
I didn't know anything about this book, but bought it on the strength of the numerous good reviews. Am so glad I did - it is funny, romantic, and with a real warmth at the heart of it. Super narrator, who brings out all the humour in a wonderfully deadpan manner. Just brilliant.
This story may seem unbelievable to some listeners but having been married for a short while to somebody very like Don, I found the story quite believable. In addition it was funny, charming but one thing I don't believe - people don't change!
"The Ups & Downs of Don's search for a wife"
Yes - at times the book was laugh out loud funny. A great portrait of the ups and downs search for a wife by Don, his systematic approach and how that affects and changes his life and relationships.
Don - he is key to the whole book and his attitudes and reactions have unexpected consequences.
As the story is told in the first person by Don then Dan captured his personality and voiced him perfectly.
It often made me laugh but at times it was deeply touching and moving.
I enjoyed the story so much I bought the paperback version as a birthday present for a friend who isn't on Audible.
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