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The Rosie Project | [Graeme Simsion]

The Rosie Project

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...
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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Lynne
    Fleet, United Kingdom
    8/14/13
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    "Beautiful but not for me"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The book is very thought-provoking when it comes to human thoughts and behaviour but I found Don’s way of thinking too narrow and irritating but his best friend and Rosie kept my interest.


    Would you recommend The Rosie Project to your friends? Why or why not?

    I think the books humour was a little too dry for me but I was very intrigued to know how it ended. I would be more inclinced to recommend this book to my more mature and possibly male friends, definitley not for sci-fi or romcom readers.


    Which character – as performed by Dan O'Grady – was your favourite?

    Dan O’Grady was a pleasure to listen to, even though the book wasn’t for me I think it was partly him that kept me going, then Rosie!


    Did The Rosie Project inspire you to do anything?

    The Rosie project inspired me to be more spontaneous yet organised at the same time!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. E. J. Cox
    Middlesex
    8/14/13
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    "A Good Listen"
    Would you listen to The Rosie Project again? Why?

    I would not listen to the Rosie Project again probably because I would like to listen to other stories.


    What other book might you compare The Rosie Project to, and why?

    Any book involving the complexities of the autism spectrum.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Rosie being the most beautiful women in the world.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It certainly made me laugh and was very touching at points.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked the narrator's reading voice and style and I would definietly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    nottingham, United Kingdom
    8/11/13
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    "You'll want to marry him yourself,"

    "I listened to this as an audio book through Audible. It's much more enjoyable than I expected. Reviews weren't great but it was on offer. I'm so glad I chose it. Don, the leading character, is such a fun guy. The book follows his efforts to find a partner despite being autistic, and not knowing he is. Reviewers made snippy comments about the unlikely ness of his lack of insight, and generally about inaccuracies in the portrayal, but I loved this book, and Don, and all his adventures. It was funny and sad and romantic. For me, right up there with the best rom-coms. Read it!"

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Katherine
    The Hague, Netherlands
    8/3/13
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    "Fab! Funny, Serious, Thoughtful, want more like it"

    This novel is just perfect for audio listening.
    Written in the first-person, and spoken by Dan O'Grady just the way I imagined the main character would speak.
    A lovely slightly off-the-wall story. Giving insight into the way an individual with possibly some sort of autistic leaning may think and approach life.
    I just loved the main character and enjoyed being privy to his thoughts, and reasonings.
    This book is sensitive, funny, and in the midst of all, shows some really good sides to human nature.. something I like to be reminded of in the midst of the mayhem of our lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cathy
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    7/31/13
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    "An excellent novel: perspective of an ASC Man"
    If you could sum up The Rosie Project in three words, what would they be?

    Insightful, Funny, Romantic


    What did you like best about this story?

    He understood that his routines weren't as important as his feelings for Rosie


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Escaping out of the loo window and climbing down the face of a building with no safety harness!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is too long to do this, but I found it hard to stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    If you have experience of someone with Autistic spectrum condition this is the book that presents a fantastically optimistic viewpoint. It may not be possible for everyone to develop as he does, but I'd much rather be him at the beginning of the book than Don!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alexandra
    Dorset, UK
    7/28/13
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    "A very funny insight into life with Aspergers."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, my friends have all been told about it with strong recommendation to read. I suspect they may be fed up with me recommending it by now.

    I was unsure about the narrator to start with and to be honest I nearly didn't get this audio book for that reason. Oh what a shame that would have been. After a short while I adjusted to his voice and he read it perfectly.

    This is a funny adult version of A Curious Incident in the Nighttime, in that it portrays the life of a highly intelligent man who doesn't even realise that he has a problem. It is insightful and funny. If you want a picture of someone with Aspergers, then this is it, insightful and funny.

    Though if you are someone who operates of efficiency and logic with poor social skills I am not sure that you would see why this is so amusing.

    Things that would be unbelievable for another character don't feel unbelievable because they are all explained by reason or logic.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best bit is then unexpected funny side to a man who lives everything by efficiency and logic.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I enjoyed almost all of the book, and laughed, no guffawed out loud numerous times. The only thing that was a little weak was the ending. Mind you had been dreading it coming to an end. Which might have lead to high expectations. But that is no reason give this a miss.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book on the go, in the car, at home, while cooking. I just couldn't stop myself. All the while telling myself I should savour it. Just hoping the end wasn't round the corner.


    Any additional comments?

    A perfect summer read. Deeply intellectual literature ... no.

    Insightful... yes, funny ... absolutely.

    I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    7/27/13
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    "A very funny, charming story, brilliantly read.."

    I downloaded this on a whim - and ended up extremely glad that I'd done so. It's very funny, well written, occasionally thought-provoking and performed superbly by Dan O'Grady. I ended up listening to it in one sitting.

    I've seen the book compared to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, but The Rosie Project is written to be lighter and funnier - a romantic comedy with an unusual twist, in that for its protagonist the definition of love itself has to be tweaked.

    While the amusing, sometimes painfully awkward social situations that Don creates (a couple of times I actually laughed aloud, which I rarely do) are the main appeal of the book, the story itself is very engaging, and the characters feel real and interesting and easy to care for. (Credit has to be given to O'Grady for further bringing them to life.)

    I'd recommend it to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    Crook, United Kingdom
    7/24/13
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    "Laughed out loud - excellent story."

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book, despite the fact that it isn't what I'd normally go for. It is hilariously funny and I laughed out loud a number of times. It gives an interesting insight into the mind of someone with mild Asperger's syndrome.

    Loved it. Try it. If you don't like it, return to audible and get your credit back.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JANE WILSON
    7/18/13
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    "IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT"
    Would you listen to The Rosie Project again? Why?

    Yes. I keep a folder of books for repeat listening. This is one I will come back to - especially when in need of a good laugh.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rosie Project?

    This is about a high-functioning Asperger's genius and his very logical approach to finding a girlfriend who will meet his pernickety requirements. His inability to understand why his extremely detailed questionnaire would be a problem gives rise to some great humour.


    What does Dan O'Grady bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    The narrator was superb. His rather dead-pan Australian accent was perfect for the main character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Tried to eke it out, but was unsuccessful - galloped through it.


    Any additional comments?

    Asperger's seems to be a very fashionable topic for writers at the moment: but don't be put off. This one is a very different take on the subject, and extremely funny. Highly recommended. I will be looking out for more from this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms
    Pontypridd, United Kingdom
    7/16/13
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    "Excellect. Funny, sad, and heartwarming"
    Would you listen to The Rosie Project again? Why?

    Yes. Because it is a feel-good listen; very well written and nicely read.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This made me both laugh and feel a little tearful at times.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a short book but it packs a lot in and keeps you wanting to listen to more. I've never come across Graeme Simsion before but will certainly go for more of his books. Dan O'Grady is just brilliant and I will look out for more of his narration (not something I've ever been moved to do until now). Can't recommend this highly enough for a spirit-lifter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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