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The Rosie Project Audiobook

The Rosie Project: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love.

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical - most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver.

Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent - and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie - and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper.

The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

©2013 Graeme Simsion (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Karen Kinser Chesapeake, VA, US 09-22-15
    Karen Kinser Chesapeake, VA, US 09-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    Where does The Rosie Project rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I thought that the book was so fascinating in an extremely 'light-hearted' way. Autism is not a subject to be taken lightly. It manifests itself in so many different ways. This character was such a likable and sympathetic, (without being pitiful), example of how autism need not always be the 'curse' it is presented as in the mainstream . . . but a 'gift of sorts' . . . with the right folks to support and handle one gently . . . . and with respect.


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

    I was especially interested in the character's slow recognition of his own 'condition'. Portions of the story that emphasized that, held my curiosity.


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

    I felt that Dan brought a humanity to the character, that allowed the reader to ease into the character's 'diagnosis'. Very clever that the main character was actually involved in studying autism . . . but never actually seemed to realize that he HAD it!


    If you could rename The Rosie Project, what would you call it?

    Hmmmmmmmm . . . good question. !


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    sans CA USA 09-17-15
    sans CA USA 09-17-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Hilarious"

    Great book, very funny and interesting insight into how our own and other people's brains tick. Will try the second book.

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    Judy BROWNWOOD, TX, United States 09-15-15
    Judy BROWNWOOD, TX, United States 09-15-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Not What I Expected"

    Entertaining and fun. At first, I wasn't sure I wanted to stick with it but am glad I did. Now I want to listen to it again!

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    Rebecca 09-13-15
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    "Amazing!!!!"

    By far the best book I have ever read. I learned so much... Not just about high functioning individuals, but about love and genetics and that even if you're different or you had a really crappy childhood, you can find someone who loves you anyway, just the way you are.

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    Raymond Reiser 09-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Narration."

    the world through the eyes of an oddball. a very relatable oddball. one of my favorite reads this year.

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    Brianna Egbuka 09-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun Read"

    This was a very interesting story. I loved how unique the protagonist was. I also thought the discussion about Asperger's throughout was useful to gaining a general understanding of those with the condition. Very charming, and the performance was lovely.

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    Carl Stephenson Rochester, MN USA 09-04-15
    Carl Stephenson Rochester, MN USA 09-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "One of my favorite books"
    What did you love best about The Rosie Project?

    I loved the unique look at dating through the perspective of a man with Asperger's.


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

    The description of their first date was particularly vivid and entertaining.


    Have you listened to any of Dan O'Grady’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first experience listening to Dan O'Grady, but I enjoy his performance.


    If you could take any character from The Rosie Project out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Probably Rosie. I imagine she'd be a fun person to be around.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed reading the book and listening to it.

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    tigerlily10 08-31-15
    tigerlily10 08-31-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not so much"

    There were a few funny lines in this book, but overall I found it to be almost insufferably corny and predictable. The story line felt contrived, there were quite a few scenes that seemed to borrow heavily from any popular chick flick in recent memory. Beyond that, I felt that the main character's ability to assimilate and take on almost super human powers was not credible, and a disservice to anyone struggling with Aspergers or autism.

    I guess it goes without saying that I won't be reading the second book (or watching the movie which I'm sure will come of this).

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    MLH Illinois 08-30-15
    MLH Illinois 08-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "It's all right with Rosie"

    I wasn't overly enthused when my book club chose The Rosie Project. I'm tired of "cutsie" and that's what I expected from Rosie. What I got,however, was cleverness, charm, and subtle humor. The narrator, clearly on the Aspergers scale, was perfectly read by Dan O'Grady. The book was a delightful listen and I recommend it for anyone looking for something entertaining.
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    Anna 08-30-15
    Anna 08-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Fabulous listen!"

    This book was both funny, insightful, and addicting. A must listen in my opinion! I will likely listen again.

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