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The Rosie Effect Audiobook

The Rosie Effect

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Publisher's Summary

The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times best-selling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because - surprise! - Rosie is pregnant.

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.

As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most.

Graeme Simsion first introduced these unforgettable characters in The Rosie Project, which NPR called "sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where’d You Go Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally." The San Francisco Chronicle said, "Sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud." If you were swept away by the audiobook that's captivated listeners worldwide, you will love The Rosie Effect.

©2014 Graeme Simsion. All rights reserved. (P)2014 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"[N]arrator Dan O'Grady is every bit as engaging as he was the first time around." (AudioFile)

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    Julie 09-23-15
    Julie 09-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved the first one...."

    The sequal focused on how truly terrible a couple they really are. It was not endearing like the first. I came out of this book very much disliking Rosie.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 01-01-15
    Elizabeth 01-01-15
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    "The bad reviews are true, alas...."

    This second installment of Simsion's "Rosie" series lacks everything that made the first book ("The Rosie Project") enjoyable--namely likeable and original characters, insights on Asperger's syndrome, and a romantic and suspenseful plot. It's a perfect example of what happens when a one-off author is pressured by a publisher to produce a sequel and has nothing to say or give. I'd read all the negative reviews of "The Rosie Effect," but went ahead and ordered it anyway....a complete waste of a credit.

    23 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    colleen ANCHORAGE, AK, United States 03-31-15
    colleen ANCHORAGE, AK, United States 03-31-15 Member Since 2015

    My favorite genres are absurdist humor, Sci-fi & modern fantasy, but, as you can see, I'll read just about anything. Don't mind the typos.

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    "Not a total loser"

    I loved the first book: The Rosie Project. I just liked this one. Heavy subject needed to be lightened up a little.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    splashmaker 02-09-16
    splashmaker 02-09-16
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    "started off slowly but picked up midway"

    I really enjoyed The Rosie Project, so wanted to try this one. At first I was disappointed. It redeemed itself midway through and was enjoyable to the end.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Gretchen 01-02-15
    Gretchen 01-02-15

    Use books for escape- typically avoid nonfiction. Enjoy action-romance, espionage/military, sci-fi. Skilled writing is most important.

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    "The Same But Different"

    Simsion portrays Don’s perspective of life with the same charm, but is unable to recapture the humor of the first book. One sees from the beginning that Don’s attempt to fix relationship problems will fail since the problems are caused by Rosie’s subterfuge and internal struggles rather than his own misinterpretations. Don’s attempts land him into the kind of trouble that cause more cringing than laughing.

    Still, I found myself listening to the entire book in one day, missing much needed sleep – a sure sign of a good book. If readers are able to put comparisons to the first book aside, they will find Simsion’s writing fresh and his ability to write dialogue entertaining. His insight into Asperger’s syndrome is fascinating as well as enlightening.

    Overall, don’t skip this because it doesn’t offer all of the humor of the first book. If you are able to push comparisons aside and listen without expectation, you won’t be disappointed.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jan 12-31-14
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    "Don and Rosie.. It's Not The Rosie Project"

    I downloaded The Rosie Effect yesterday evening and listened into the night, so I am worthless today at work. (What am I thinking when I start new audiobooks at bedtime?).

    Rose and Don are pregnant and they have a houseguest. Don continues to spark the readers interest and has amusing moments with his antisocial personality. Rosie is charming, but just doesn't make the story sing.

    This novel lacked something as compared to the first in the series, The Rosie Project. We are not apt to laugh and make fun of Don as in the first novel. His quirky personality is what we loved. The author gives the reader the perception that Don is handicapped and mentally ill. (Which of course he is, but that's no fun).

    It's so rare to experience a 5 star follow up to a sequal, and this sequal is no different. Narration is consistent with the first novel, and very good.

    Keep in mind, I am among the pickiest of readers, and I did enjoy the novel. For most audible listeners, it is probably worth a credit.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jaime CA, United States 02-13-15
    Jaime CA, United States 02-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, But No Rosie Project"
    What did you like best about The Rosie Effect? What did you like least?

    I loved Don Tillman, I am loyal toward his character no matter how badly he screws up. What I didn't like was Rosie. I found her to be less endearing and straight up mean in this installment.


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

    I would recommend The Rosie Project first, and then let them decide about the second book. I feel like this book and the first are kind of subjective. Not everyone will like them and they kind of appeal to a certain type of person.


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

    Dan O' Grady brings Don to life. Seriously, I cannot picture what this audio would sound like without him. He makes the character real.


    Was The Rosie Effect worth the listening time?

    Yes, I do think it was, but again I had issues with the behavior of Rosie who was so wickedly amazing in TRP. I understand that she is pregnant in this one, but I've never met a pregnant woman more annoying, cold or dejecting as Rosie.


    Any additional comments?

    I think fans of TRP will enjoy it. Don's adventures through life make it a very enjoyable read.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 01-30-16
    Elizabeth 01-30-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Sooooo funny!!!!!!!!!"

    You will be laughing like the village idiot! It's such a fun and interesting read that I know you will enjoy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    lzydaizy 01-28-16
    lzydaizy 01-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining read!"
    Would you listen to The Rosie Effect again? Why?

    Probably not, only because I never listen or read books more than once.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I actually (and surprisingly) liked Gene in this. I despised him in the first book, and though parts of his character in this almost didn't make sense or match from the last book, he was much more likable. I also like Dan O'Grady's voice for him.


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

    He's fantastic! I don't think they could have found a better Don.


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

    It was entertaining. I am not a fan of the F bomb and it almost seems uncomfortable when it's mentioned. I really wish (for both this and the Rosie Project) that it wasn't in there. Overall, I liked that this was an easy read and it wasn't confusing like ending of the first book.


    Any additional comments?

    Other reviews had complained about not liking Rosie in this and I kept waiting for her to do something that would make me dislike her, but it never happened. She was shut down or fairly quiet for most of the book and maybe that's what they didn't like? I actually thought many times that she has a lot of patience for Don when I, personally, would lose my crap over the stuff that he does. Spoiler*** Like when he moves her out of their apartment when she leaves for work and throws out a bunch of her stuff.
    Overall, if you enjoyed the characters of the Rosie Project, I think you would also thoroughly enjoy this book as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    margaret 12-13-15
    margaret 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny, touching, well written. I loved it!!!"

    One of my favorite books in years. I highly recommend it. Love the normalization of people who don't fit the mold society creates.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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