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The Rosie Project Audiobook

The Rosie Project: A Novel

Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. 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 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....
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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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    Dr. Mary Young 11-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Delightful"

    As both a Therapist and as the mother of a son with aspergers I found this book so enjoyable
    I fell in love with Don- the author described the characters so vividly and beautifully captured the way those who are wired differently think and see the world.

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    Natalie 11-24-15
    Natalie 11-24-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Surprisingly Relateable"

    As a very anxiety ridden person, I found the main character, Don very easy to relate to. It opened my eyes as to how will my anxious habits might appear to other people on a larger scale. I wouldn't say that the story is captivating and you can't put it down. That being said, I couldn't stop reading just because it was thoroughly entertaining.

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    Teresa 11-19-15
    Teresa 11-19-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Rusty"

    A quick read (listen) with an different approach toward the autism community and/or those suffering from other mental illnesses such bi-polar. The current all encompassing mental illness labels. Wouldn't it be nice if we all could change as easily as Don does.

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    Salwa Wahba 11-08-15
    Salwa Wahba 11-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Easy Read"

    Fun and easy. Starts slow but moves to be more exciting. Gets really interesting towards the end.

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    Natalia 10-28-15
    Natalia 10-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Highly entertaining"

    Highly entertaining story. I loved every minute of Don Tillman!!!
    I can't wait to read "The Rosie Effect."

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    Carolyn United States 10-26-15
    Carolyn United States 10-26-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Unexpectedly Touching, Endearing, Mesmerizing"
    Would you listen to The Rosie Project again? Why?

    Yes, I love the concept of the underdog winning at love. I love books that make you expand your mind (like this and The Enchanted Life of Adam Hope).


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love, the fact that there is "someone for everyone". And, Don, I was rooting for him from the word go. It means a lot to me for the concept of "more to a book than it's cover" to be illustrated so completely.


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

    Don


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

    Of course, couldn't do it though.


    Any additional comments?

    It seems like people now more than ever are isolated - socially and by media. Their world is really narrower whether they admit that or not. I love books like this, that make you think outside the box and narrow definition of normal. Don wants love and happiness like everyone else, it's just that intellectually he has a hard time connecting with his emotional side, a reality I am afraid exists for most Asperger's and autistic leaning conditions. I think Don was very lonely and doing his best to live in this world in the best way he knew how. We all need to do more to reach outside of ourselves and realize that "normal" comes in many forms. Ostracizing and setting people aside and ignoring these people different from our version of "normal" drives many to act out and do crazy things in order to vent and connect in some way to something or someone. They like so many others, wait in the wings to enrich our lives, if only we would let them.

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    Lara speyer EL CERRITO, CA, US 10-18-15
    Lara speyer EL CERRITO, CA, US 10-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved the Rosie Project"

    I recently read and listened to the audible version of the Rosie Project and loved both the book and the recording.

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    bookworman55 Steilacoom, WA United States 10-14-15
    bookworman55 Steilacoom, WA United States 10-14-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Really droll & HILARIOUS"
    Where does The Rosie Project rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Way at the top! The reader is perfect, very flat affect which is what the main character needs to have.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very unusual characters, unique and loved getting into a wonderful character with Aspergers syndrome


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

    Well, Don, of course!


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

    I laughed out loud so often!!


    Any additional comments?

    I continued with the follow up book, not as good. This book is unique.

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    Richtrojan 10-13-15
    Richtrojan 10-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "An unexpected hero"

    I had heard about the novel, and got sucked into the character and story as soon as I started reading the book. Sit down, dive in, and enjoy an original character in a memorable story.

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    Lisa J. Shultz Breckenridge, CO 10-09-15
    Lisa J. Shultz Breckenridge, CO 10-09-15 Member Since 2014

    I love to read and write books. I enjoy learning, laughing and growing (mentally and spiritually).

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    "Fun, quirky journey to love!"
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    This book amused me not with laughter but grins and smirks. It was a cute, fun and light story that entertained me and took me away from serious issues of my life. I liked the Audible reading and the accent and voice were pleasing.

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