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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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    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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    Jessey 08-29-15
    Jessey 08-29-15
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    "SAME OLD ROMANTIC YARN"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Nobody should read this crap


    Has The Rosie Project turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely.


    What three words best describe Dan O'Grady’s performance?

    Needs better book


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment and anger that this kind of crap still persists in a culture where the divorce rate is skyrocketing! That's because we keep doing the same stuff over and over - "falling in love" (LUST) and marrying somebody that's totally unsuitable. The book should have stuck with the original premise. These two will drive each other insane and they'll be divorced within a few years. Dumb book. Dumb, dumb, dumb....


    Any additional comments?

    Did I say dumb?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon 08-28-15
    Shannon 08-28-15
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    "Good story..."

    Maybe not my favorite book, but a cute story for a long drive. Makes you think of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. I think that may have been my biggest issue . 😣

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kb 08-27-15
    kb 08-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "very entertaining"

    well written story of a man on the spectrum and his search for love. In the process he discovered himself and finds his own way to fit in.

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    Ruth Ann Mancebo 08-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    Was The Rosie Project worth the listening time?

    Way too tedious for me. I like detail, but not to bog down the story. Just not my kind of read/listen.


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    Linda Riverside, CA, USA 08-26-15
    Linda Riverside, CA, USA 08-26-15 Member Since 2010
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    "with a smile"
    Where does The Rosie Project rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the most enjoyable books I have listened to in a while. The main character Don Tillman is a querky, OCD type with amazingly humorous but creative life coping strategies. As a scientist myself, I fully appreciated his over-analytical approach to life. I smiled the entire time.


    What about Dan O'Grady’s performance did you like?

    The author was amazing and I have already read the the Rosie Effect, because the Rosie Project was so enchanting.


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

    Not a thing. I will be looking for other books narrated by the Dan O'Grady. He was superb!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a must listen or a must read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret J. Anderson 08-26-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Just plain fun"

    This is a laugh out loud book. It also brought out good discussion at book club. Is it a literary masterpiece? No but is a fun romp and well written. I could visualize scenes as I read them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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