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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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    tracey manhattan beach, CA, United States 07-11-15
    tracey manhattan beach, CA, United States 07-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "funny, quirky and smart"

    great story. funny. plausible. loved the characters. loved the reader. looking forward to the sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Waltham, MA, United States 07-11-15
    Mark Waltham, MA, United States 07-11-15 Member Since 2010

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    "pleasant diversion"

    This love story is predictable but still fun. The narrator is a brilliant genetics professor who is a social disaster. It seems clear he suffers from Asperger's Syndrome. In the story, he is scientifically trying to find his perfect mate, and at the same time working with a post-grad to help her find her genetic father. This woman, Rosie, is everything his perfect mate should not be, but sparks fly... This is a light summer read that kept my interest and made me smile.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 04-12-15
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 04-12-15 Member Since 2017

    I'm a mom. I read for fun and to bring my family together. We don't have a TV (30 years!) and love the power of books. Read on!

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    "Hilarious!"
    What did you love best about The Rosie Project?

    Don has a quirky view of life. Every single person I know has some Don traits. I laughed and laughed because Don never sees his own faults and is just impossible to deal with, until Rosie comes along. <br/><br/>The project, the teaching, the food schedule and more all make me laugh because a part of each of us is in Don. Ultimately the only thing he desires is to be needed and loved. Isn't that what all of us want?


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

    The voice lent credibility to the character. Awesome performance!


    Any additional comments?

    Listen with someone else, the giggles will cause you to stop and collect yourself from time to time.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jeri 10-17-13
    Jeri 10-17-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Oddly Sucks You In..."
    What did you love best about The Rosie Project?

    This is one of those stories that make you feel as if you CAN feel someone elses life. And reminds you that you can"t!! Normally I like my romance novels a little hot - this book was not at all. Yet the characters made my heart hurt. I loved it.


    11 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    S. Kreed The Rockies 10-14-13
    S. Kreed The Rockies 10-14-13
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    "What a recorded book should be"
    What made the experience of listening to The Rosie Project the most enjoyable?

    The combination of the story line and the excellent reader


    What did you like best about this story?

    The oddball's search for love.


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

    Everything. Good pacing, Excellent voicing


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

    Rosie. I want to know what she is like and what drew her to Don


    Any additional comments?

    This is what an audio book should be like. I have countless books in my library that I could not listen to due to overly smooth inflections or ridiculous over-enunciation. If I could get past the voice, the problems with the story are often too much for me. The Rosie Project combined an entertaining story with a light heart and excellent voicing. I will be searching a long time before I find another one of these.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Miller Rancho Murieta, CA 11-02-13
    Kelly Miller Rancho Murieta, CA 11-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "It could be a story about Sheldon from Big Bang"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Rosie Project to be better than the print version?

    didn't read the book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Don


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

    Everything


    Any additional comments?

    Very good book. Made me laugh out loud several times. It was light and fun to listen to.

    8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US 01-17-14
    Amazon Customer MINNEAPOLIS, MN, US 01-17-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny and Upbeat!"

    See, I am a sucker for the oddballs, the awkward, and the loners.

    Poor Don Tillman . . . He just can't attract a mate. Sure, on paper he is a catch: intelligent, physically fit, a great cook, an apartment with a balcony and an amazing view, but it just isn't working. Sure, he gets approached, goes out on plenty first dates; it's the second dates that are hard to come by. A smooth operator he is not. He isn't, as they say, a people person. In fact, he is downright awkward, prone to say the wrong thing at exactly the wrong time. His problem: he doesn't pick up on social cues, that tacit knowledge of social interaction most of us picked up on when we are children. And while it is true that some of us are better than others at picking up on these social ticks, almost all of us are better at it than our Don.

    But at least he knows he has this problem and he is determined to not let that hinder him from achieving his goal and being the scientist that he is he comes up with a plan: the Wife Project.

    What follows next is the stuff of romantic comedies. Is it a bit formulaic? Sure. But then again so was "When Harry Met Sally." And that doesn't stop it from being one of my favorite movies. You go in knowing where it is all going to end. The payoff is in the journey not necessarily the destination. And it is as whimsical and fun as just about anything you will read this year.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 08-18-14
    Stevon Tempe, AZ, United States 08-18-14 Member Since 2017

    I love books!

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    "entertaining"

    First time author, born in New Zealand who lives in Australia. A witty, well-written fairly short listen about a geneticist who is nerdy, emotionally stunted who is looking for the perfect woman for a life partner. This book is really entertaining, easily keeps your interest and is engrossing enough to keep at it and finish quickly.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Courtney 10-16-13
    Courtney 10-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    ""I can eliminate most women in less than 40 secs""
    Where does The Rosie Project rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is definitely in my listen again list. BTW Audible should create a lists option in the app. Don is such a lovably infuriating guy who will simultaneously make you laugh and a little sad.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The speed dating scene was really funny. "I've sequenced the questions for maximum speed of elimination,’ I explained. ‘I believe I can eliminate most women in less than forty seconds. Then you can choose the topic of discussion for the remaining time." <br/><br/>Also everytime time he correctly (bc obviously he would never be wrong) determines someone's BMI I chuckled.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Questions for the "Wife Project".


    Any additional comments?

    The narration is superb and a follow up story to...well, if I tell you that would spoil the fun, would be awesome. This quirky book will make your heart melt and your face hurt from smiling and laughing.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kim 10-17-13
    Kim 10-17-13 Member Since 2011

    Book lover

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    "Loved it!"

    I loved this book, it is funny, sweet, endearing and unique. The narrator was very good.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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