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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Yes, it's an amusing light read with loveable characters
The main character Donald and the portrayal of his aspergers. I love the way Donald makes sense of the world, his coping strategies and the insight he has into his aspergers.
Loved his Australian accent and his robotic voice which appropriate to the character
A touching and hilarious
"Get inside the mind of autism, lighthearted"
A simple but effective story. Had me laughing and crying bit by bit. Really enjoyed the characters and getting inside their minds.
"A slow start, but amusing!"
Yes, the plot develops slowly and you can tell what is eventually going to happen, but you have to wait out for the when and what Don is going to get up-to along the way. He reminds me of someone I know who lives in this kind of regime, and the comparisons at times just made me laugh thinking of their behavioural similarities
The realisation that his questionnaire wasn't everything in life
this is the first time I have listened to Dan O'Grady, he reads at a nice steady pace.
At first no, but as the story progressed I wanted to listen to more so I could hear what would happen next.
"Laugh out loud"
My Mum recommended this book to me, which doesn't happen often, and I absolutely loved it. I found it witty and clever, a great, easy listen, and it made a pleasant change from all the ancient roman fiction I've been listening to lately. Download it!
"Light and Brilliant!"
I loved this book. The characters are very well drawn. The story is intelligent, funny, warm and bounces along a good pace.
Dan O'Grady's narration was perfect.
A very well written and narrated story about a very intelligent autistic man's search for a partner. Don knows he is different and as time has gone on, has played to his differences. Don wants a wife so sets about looking for a suitable partner in a scientific way. Rosie is disillusioned about men and is not looking for a husband, she wants to find her biological father as she feels very let down by her step father. This is a love story with a real difference. Don doesn't know what love is, Rosie cannot see that actions speak louder than words. I really enjoyed this book and was so sad when it came to an end. Read this for a good story and an insight in to autism that dispels the myth that people on the autistic spectrum don't have feelings. I will look out for this author again.
Unassuming, surprising, romantic.
There were so many...
It made me both laugh and cry at different times when listening,
"Loved it - an unexpected treat!"
Don't know - didn't read it but loved the audio!
I didn't see it coming - I loved it unpredictability!
He had such a fun voice - it made me smile!
Yes - although I didn't!!
I'm glad I decided to buy this audio - I wasn't sure when I read the synopsis but it is a treasure!
"Loved it - Laughed out loud and empathised !"
I really loved this book - It made me laugh so much -the characters are quirky and fun and the storyline is great. It is quite visual and left me with lots of great images. I would highly recommend it
"Unexpectedly thoroughly enjoyable."
Not what I would usually pick. What a delight, so glad I did.
The cocktail scene at the Drs reunion. So funny.
Definitely the right person for the character.
How would you define 'Normal?'
I picked this up a couple of times in paperback. Please give this a try, very entertaining, moving and funny.
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