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 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.
I would recommend this to a friend, it's a lovely story. A fairly easy read with great characters and it leaves you feeing happy. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel.
Don was a great character and watching him slowly falling in love is so sweet. An interesting insight in to the mind of someone who thinks so literally in a world he doesn't quite fit in to.
"Don Tillman, a wonderful character..."
I wouldn't listen to The Rosie Project again, as due to personal preference, I don't listen to things more than once. I would say that this book was so good that I am looking forward to its audio sequel, The Rosie Effect.
I loved the character Don Tillman. He is unusual and interesting. He has much more depth than he seems to think and he is very funny and very straight forward. I really warmed to him. I also liked the storyline about the 'Father Project' and the comical places this took the characters.
I have to say, there are so many scenes that i enjoyed, that it would be hard to choose a specific one.
I found this book to be hilarious at times and towards the end of the story there were things that occurred that made me feel pain for some of the characters. Overall I would say this is a funny story, and although it is a love story, it is very unconventional and not at all 'chick lit'.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone. It is a science based love story, told from the voice of a deadpan guy, who clearly has Asperger's and doesn't realise it. His interactions with others, as a result, make for some very amusing scenes throughout. The narrator is very good and i think he really captures the character with his tone and expression.
"Brilliant story, well told"
Don was great, loved his logic
i haven't listened to the reader before, but found his style easy to listen to.
This book made me laugh out loud, it was thought provoking too. Very entertaining
"Not for me"
For a modern day work of fiction I thought that the novel was over packaged. The ending could have been predicted by the mid point of the novel. Found myself hoping it would end.
The story line in particular the ending
Authentic, Normal , Australian. The novel was set in Melbourne so probably having a Scandinavian voice wouldn't work.
The scene where I think he proposes to her in the restaurant. Didn't see the point.
I so enjoyed this book and was so sad when it was finally over.
The book is very heartwarming about a geek who has ASD and seeks a partner. A lovely story, very funny. I loved the characters and it was easy to think of someone that the main character reminds you of.
So many people have recommended this book and I was not disappointed.
"Couldn't wait to get back in the car!"
Have not read book.
The characters and the way the author was able to present/express them so completely.
Unable to split Don or Rosie - both brilliant.
A funny thing happened on the way to my completely planned life...
Don was not prepared to expect the unexpected. Unexpectedly, he found he was enjoying the journey.
Graeme Simsion writes a heck of a book! My husband and I were on a holiday and we were hurrying the sightseeing to get back in the car to listen to the story. Very funny.
"Thoroughly enjoyable - a great listen"
This book gave me a great insight into a mind that works completely differently to my own. The lead character is extremely high functioning, probably on the autistic scale and it made me really think about the vast array of people in society. He really grew on me throughout the book and I found myself really rooting for him. I would highly recommend this - you may even find yourself taking the long route to places so you can listen to a bit more!
This is a very funny book - I just love the main characters
Off the wall thinking
Visualization - excellent accent
"one of the funniest books out there"
i was listening to this book while doing some shopping recently and i couldnt help but laugh a bit louder than what is acceptable in public. i will definitely be waiting for when the sequel comes out. gotta love some don tillman!
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