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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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    Amazon Customer Pagosa Springs, Co United States 04-06-16
    Amazon Customer Pagosa Springs, Co United States 04-06-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Some smiles, mostly boring"

    I almost quit after the boring first part of the book but after a few smiles I kept going hoping it would get better. Yes it did get a little better but not enough and it took too long to get there.

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    Janet H. Maddox 03-17-16
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    "Unusual and delightful"

    Interesting story, great characters, well told, well narrated. From the unusual perspective to the true-to-life tale, this book kept me very interested but also made me laugh out loud. A great recommendation for any entertainment. Sorry to reach the end.

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    Caelyth Sterling Santa Cruz 03-03-16
    Caelyth Sterling Santa Cruz 03-03-16 Member Since 2007
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    amazing and fun story. I've listened to it twice already and can't stop recommending it to friends and family

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    deb pines 03-01-16
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    "Charming"

    The narrator was perfect: great accent and delivery. The story of an Australian genetics prof with Asperger's trying to find a wife -- using logic but oblivious to social cues -- is sweet and funny most of the time. But it also feels corny and contrived. Easy listening!!

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    Susan Acree 02-29-16
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    "Interesting story and brilliantly performed"

    I loved the narrator, with his Australian accent. He made the story authentic and interesting.

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    "Hilarious if you can get past the first chapters"

    The main character Don (a brilliant geneticist who works at the local university) has attributes similar to Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory, his world is ruled by logic, rules, and routine; however since the death of his wife he is ready to find a new mate and decides to start "the wife project" to meet the perfect woman for him. Don ends up meeting a woman named Rosie who needs his help to find her biological father, and ends up challenging everything he knows about what he wants, needs, and who he is.

    This book takes a little time to show it's true colors, due to the robotic qualities of the main character it took me a while to get into it, but once I did, I found it funny and charming.

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    Amazon Customer Great Falls, MT 02-21-16
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    The narrator was wonderful. A great performance. The story was an atypical boy meets girl romance.

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    It took me a little while to get into the book, but I'm glad I stuck with it and really enjoyed the quirkiness of the characters.

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    "Some Books Are Better Heard Than Read"

    This story is delightful, as are the characters but most enjoyable was having it read to me by Dan O'Grady. His lovely accent took me right to Australia each time I put on my ear buds.

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    Linda J. Pinder 02-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    I fell in love with this story by chapter 3. The narrator was fabulous and this was the most enjoyable audio book I have listened to so far.

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