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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"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!
"A Good Listen"
Yes, it was fun & a quirky love story
It was a love story but not at all soppy ! It brought a truth to people and their search for love.
He brought the characters to life.
I smiled a lot !
I think this would also appeal to men.
The humour resulting from the story being narrated from the viewpoint of a character not regarded as mainstream, with a different thought processes and behaviours to many of us. The resulting gentle irony in relation to the thought processes and behaviours regarded as superior in mainstream society.
Too many lovely ones to choose from, as on the whole, what made it from me, was the infusion of Don's viewpoint.
Again, too many to choose from, I guess, without giving too much away, the scene-setting beginning, the jacket scene, the dancing scene, the penultimate scene.
I am hard of hearing, so, this can be tiring for me - however, the storyline and the narrator made this more likely - though it didn't happen, given my time restraints and that listening can be hard work for me anyway.
It's a superb story, fantastic clear well spoken narration. There are not many books I rave about, I give up on books I find boring or predictable or I can't buy into the characters as I don't want to waste minutes of my life (I know, I sound like Don!). I absolutely loved Don, the main character, his mind and viewpoint was fascinating and loveable. How refreshing to not be tangled in ego. The book was funny, clever, clear, romantic, educational and I really hope it is made into a film.
"An OK listen"
I can't say that I desperately enjoyed this audiobook. The narration was my biggest gripe, I found it very flat and just not to my taste at all. The story is quite a fun lightweight one, but cannot recommend.
"Loved this book"
Entertaining, witty, inciteful
Don was a fascinating protagonist and narrative voice. I really enjoyed his unique point of view and outlook on life.
Having the narrative voice that of a 40 year old autistic man was very different. I loved it, and was very sad when it ended!
"Missing the characters two books later"
The narrator was great!
No but will look out for them
I really miss the characters and am now two books past and still thinking about them.
Can't explain why but thoroughly enjoyed listening to this :-)
"warmth, wit and wisdom"
It reminded me of A Curious Incident in its style of narration. It also tackles themes around Asperger' s but this book has an adult as its protagonist, with all the dreams and desires of an adult male.
The narration was engaging and Dan O'Grady captures the different characters well. It took a while to get used to his accent but I soon began to enjoy it.
Don talks very articulately about his tendency to misjudged social cues and codes. His developing relationships throughout the book are touching and you find yourself cheering him on in his encounters.
I would heartily recommend this charming novel. It's no literary tome but is a cut above others in its genre.
"Did I enjoy this story? Correct!"
Thoroughly enjoyed this - a book I'd seen on various lists - and to be honest, I'm pleased I got it in Audio format. I don't think I would have stuck with this in printed form - or rather I wouldn't have engaged with the main characters as much without the wonderfully deadpan narration by Dan O'Grady. Initially slightly put off by the Australian accent (without wishing to sound Ozzie-ist - sometimes an accent or manner of a narrator can put you off if you don't like it, but very quickly it grew on me and it suited the story perfectly - yes, it IS an Australian book... I just forgot this from buying it to listening to it, so was oddly surprised when I started listening!) and O'Grady's delivery of the storyline and the characters was perfectly fitting.
Don is wonderfully realised by Simsion - a high functioning, undiagnosed Autistic Academic. To hear him, it's hard to argue with his absolute black & white view of the world, people and his complete bafflement of "emotion" and how and why people have it - when scientifically it's ridiculous... then his gradual immersion into the Rosie Project, via the Wife Project... methodically planned and executed in a scientific manner until he realises that he's actually ENJOYING it and having FUN while doing so... priceless!
Yes, I managed several large chunks sitting in the garden sunshine working on a quilt, so hardly noticed the time
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