• The Rosie Project

  • Don Tillman, Book 1
  • By: Graeme Simsion
  • Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (124 ratings)

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The Rosie Project

By: Graeme Simsion
Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
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Publisher's summary

The art of love is never a science.: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs The Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a 16-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Yet, Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Although Don easily disqualifies her as a suitable candidate (even if she is "quite intelligent for a barmaid"), he is intrigued by Rosie's own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie and the realisation that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.

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Amazing story and reading

Awesome story and Dons perspective is read so well, it really adds an extra layer of humour love it

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Don and roses will keep your wanting to read on…

I love this book and the way that it presented. It shows how we are all different in this world. Not everybody is able to empathise with all situations and love is different for many. I’d recommend this book to be read by any young adolescents whom are growing and reaching towards a world of many different people where love is hidden in the strangest of places.

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Fantastic!

I loved this book! Lots of laughing out loud and recognition of behaviours, words and reactions!

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loved it

simple love story without the guff. was a pleasure to listen to, highly recommended for people who are irritated by teenage against that is usually apart of romance.

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Australian Comedy

This book is a fun romp through the mind and romantic difficulties of Tillman (genetics professor with ASD). Along the way he learns to make cocktails, be flexible and find love. It is heartwarming, laugh out loud fun in a similar vein to Nick Earls or 'Big Bang Theory'. Definitely worth the credit.

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Brilliant

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and found it utterly compelling. I'd highly recommended for anyone.

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A bit disappointed

In the first half of the book, lead character Don is portrayed in a childlike way that feels patronising. As Don becomes more self-aware, the characterisation takes on more depth and becomes an easier read. It’s very entertaining in parts, and I expect the 2nd and 3rd in the series to be more interesting than the first, as Don’s life becomes more complex.

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Hilarious romance with a rational approach

After 5 minutes listening and a moment of so much laughter that I had to stop the book, I knew that the Rosie Project is a winner. As a person diagnosed as borderline Asperger's Syndrome (actual BMI 23), I quickly empathised with the difficulties that Assoc. Prof. Don Tilman has had through his life.

As the story of a man whose brain works so differently to almost all others, and his long life journey to find his place in the world, including a romantic partner, the book works well. I liked the way the book gently stood up for people who do not conform to the neuro-typical, but did this within the context of a delightfully funny love story. Yes - aspys rule!

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Brilliant!

An education, and a great yarn.

I fell in love with Rosie too, found my self yelling at Don.

Crazy.

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Entertain, fun and romantic

Is such an unusual love story. And yet so real. I think in some way we all are Don Tillman. Awesome to read.

Excellent performance.

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