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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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Very enjoyable

Funny and touching. Thoroughly enjoyed the story. For those who are concerned for such things, there are some cursewords and talk of sex, but nothing graphic. Highly recommend it.

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Not like you? Funny & worth reading!

Now a normal read for me. More muder mistor or history mistory. 2nd half was betfer.

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fun read

it was slow to get started but I really enjoyed it after it got going.

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for those big bang theory fans enjoy

yes this is hard to listen to at first due to the awkwardness of the main character. hang in there it is truly fun and meaningful....

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Charming

not a regular fiction reader, but this book was great. funny and endearing. totally recommend it.

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Didn't like the language

What would have made The Rosie Project better?

The story line was humorous and could be entertaining. The audio version makes the language sound harsh and out of place. Didn't even finish the book.

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Thought I wouldn't like it at first.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely

What did you like best about this story?

Different and the narrator was spot on.

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

Tone, inflections.

Who was the most memorable character of The Rosie Project and why?

The main character

Any additional comments?

Don't let a story about someone who has aspergers keep you from this book.

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charming funny read. quirky and fun

Charming funny read. loved the narration. laughed out loud. quirky and entertaining. worth the read

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Loved this one!

Engaging writing and marvelous narration moved this one into the Definitely Recommend category. Listen and enjoy!

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Something different

Where does The Rosie Project rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's pretty high up there. It's one of the few that I would listen to again.

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

Lots of funny moments, funnier than I had expected. I loved them visiting NYC as I had just been there. I read it for my book club and expected just another sappy, contemporary love story but this is a lot more.

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

He did a good job with his wonderful Aussie accent! Just enough inflation for the main character to come to life while still presenting as someone with Asperger's.

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

Seriously? I wouldn't rename it and how would this question help future listeners anyway?