The Rosie Result

Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
Series: Don Tillman, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion, read by Dan O'Grady.  

The Rosie Result is the triumphant final instalment of the internationally best-selling series that began with The Rosie Project

Until 12 years ago, geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date. Then he developed The Wife Project and met Rosie, 'the world's most incompatible woman'. Now, having survived 4,380 days of marriage, Don's life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards.

Rosie has just returned to work and is struggling with an obnoxious co-worker. Don, meanwhile, is in hot water after his latest lecture goes viral. But their real worry is their son, Hudson, who is having trouble at school: his teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids. 

For Don, learning to be a good parent as well as a good partner will require the help of friends old and new. It will mean letting Hudson make his way in the world, and grappling with difficult truths about his own identity. 

It will also mean opening a cocktail bar.

Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters, The Rosie Result will have readers cheering for joy. 

©2019 Graeme Simsion (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart." (Observer)

"Sublime, pitch-perfect, extremely funny." (Independent)

"Brilliant, important, good-hearted." (Guardian) 

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Brilliant

Fantastically moving and funny.
The listen had felt like an empathy exercise. The characters created by the brilliant Grame Simson are lovely and unique. They solve loads of problems (technical and interpersonal) and take care of one another in the quirkiest and most lovable ways.

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  • Gina L
  • 04-11-19

A fitting finale to a wonderful trilogy

I started listening to The Rosie Project a few years ago, then The Rosie Effect and now obviously The Rosie Result. Sometimes when a trilogy spans a few years something gets lost but not with the Rosie books. Each one is brilliant in it's own right and The Rosie Result caps off this trilogy perfectly.
Dan O'Grady's narration over all the characters is spot on through all the books and he gives such life to the cast that parade through these wonderful books.
The Rosie Result is a fitting end but I will miss Don, Rosie, Hudson and the rest of the characters immensely.

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  • jackie Hammond
  • 04-10-19

A delightful trilogy

I found these vey entertaining. The first book was my favourite with a few laugh out loud moments. The other two had there moments but not topping the first. However they were engaging with likeable characters. Recommend.

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  • Ann D
  • 04-09-19

Wonderful!

I loved this as much as the earlier books in the series ‘The Rosie Project’ and ‘The Rosie Effect’. They are all beautifully and intelligently written. The characters are richly drawn. Surely, everyone will love Don. I think it’s important to read the series in order where possible.

Enjoy!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-05-19

Not as good as the others in the series...

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series...this one not quite as much...although still a good read.

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  • Patricia J.
  • 04-29-19

Lived this ad much as the first 2 books

The narration is excellent and the story funny and kept me engrossed. I loved the first 2 books and this was just as good. Great story and would love for there to be a 4th.

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  • tupelohoney
  • 04-23-19

Result on Rosie

Another beautiful insight into the world of autism, parenting, friendship, love and being your authentic self. Loved it.

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  • KT
  • 04-22-19

Brilliant

Brilliant as usual. Love all three “Rosie” books. The characters are beautifully rounded and made me smile all the way through. I’m so sad this is the last one.

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  • Ron
  • 04-21-19

Absolutely fantastic

Being on the spectrum myself this book is an especial delight, laugh out funny and thought provoking too, Graeme you are a genius in your character creation and handling of the subject. The narration is spot on, all three book were a dream to listen to, I can't recommend this book highly enough

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  • mollyeyre
  • 04-21-19

A lovely finale to the trilogy

I loved this book, I re-read the first two before this one to remind me of their content. This book is lovely, I am a little surprised about the thoughts of negativity about autism (not from the author) shown to be public opinion, but realise that there may be differences in Australian perception versus that in the UK.

Graeme Simsion writes so well, and I loved his characters, and their inter- reactions. A lovely set of books that I will read again.

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  • S. C. Keys
  • 04-20-19

Maybe this was even better than the Rosie Project!

Having loved the Rosie Project so much, I was a bit disappointed with the Rosie Effect. Felt that maybe it came too quickly, and didn't have that thoughtfulness of character and humour in it that I had enjoyed so much in the Rosie Project. But with the Rosie Result, Graeme Simsion is back on form. Funny, well written, a strong new character in Hudson and thought provoking. Thank you Graeme.

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