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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"Funny but lengthy"
Parts of story dragged a bit
Good for humour
Loved his accent and voice
Some parts are laugh out loud!
"loved it utterly!"
I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book, and for the first couple of moments the narrator's australian voice jarred a little, but then I realised it was as perfect as the whole book.
I fell in love with Don, the dysfunctional protagonist, and with all the characters. I work in academia so the University setting felt so real and honest!
I can only recommend that you get this and fall in love with Don, or Rosie, or all of them!
"Sheldon Cooper from TBBT searching for wife"
Yes, I would. Basically I would recommend it to anyone, but especially to the ones who are familiar with The Big Bang Theory show.
The fact that the main character reminded me of Sheldon Cooper from the aforementioned show.
I laughed when someone came in the room when he was trying out the kama sutra positions on a doll. Ok, this seems like a weird reply so I'll just pretend I didn't write that :)
Listen to it, you'll like it.
This is a real laugh out loud story. We all have friends we can associate the main characters with. I couldn't put this down.
"Endearing but believable"
The slightly nasal Australian narrator and the quirks of Don, the protagonist. Entirely believable for someone on the autism spectrum.
No, but this was good.
The upside of autism
"Hilarious and heartfelt; a wonderful experience!"
Hilarious and heartfelt
Seeing the main character develop and being able to identify and understand his purely logical actions made him the best character in the book by far!
He perfectly delivers the comedy lines with just the right style.
Yes, it kept me wanting more.
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this (it being a king of romcom) but after reading other people's comments I gave it a go and very glad I did!!
"David Lodge eat your heart out"
This is an almost perfect novel with gems in almost every aspect. The mix of Asbergers, genetics, romance and academia shouldn't work but it does, in spades
Any David Lodge novel
The scenes were seamless and so impossible isolate any particular one.
A novel which leaps into 'most favourite in 2014' so far. The reader did his job superbly and the story kept me so absorbed that I missed the M6 because I was chortling so much!
"Laugh out loud ... written with insight!"
I loved all aspects of this book; the story line which I found original as it gave brilliant insights into the outlook of a person on the Asperger continuum whilst providing much amusement - the narrator did a great job too. I finished this book within 3 days and insisted on my teenage daughter listening to some excerpts which were hilarious. We have since shared some separate 'Project Rosie' amusement when listening to interactions around us thus indicating the lasting impact of the novel - more soon please!
"Great Story, really loved it!"
One of my favourite books for a long time.
Don is such an interesting character, you really get into his 'unusual' mind and can totally understand him and his difficulty in relating to people.
I couldn't wait to get back to this book as I was always dying to know what happened next. Also it was easy to pick up where you left off.
Great story, funny, sad, interesting and a real insight to how people with autism think and view the world and deal with their limitations and also their sometimes far reaching intelligence!
"What a fantastic book!"
I decided to have a change from my usual fantasy/dragons/magicians/etc. and stumbled across this gem. I'm not one for romantic slush but this is rather different from your average love story. I was laughing a lot on my way to and from work, and nearly crying at one point. I don't want to spoil the story so will just say You Must Try This Book!!
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