The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who' s decided it' s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying 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 realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don' t find love, it finds you. Arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, Graeme Simsion' s distinctive debut will resonate with anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of great challenges. The Rosie Project is a rare find: a book that restores our optimism in the power of human connection.
Publisher: Prince Frederick : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781470348212
Branch Call Number: eAudio overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (7 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: O'Grady, Dan
Overdrive, Inc

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Dec 19, 2019

Audio books can sometimes be ruined by the narrator's voice but this one is enjoyable. You may find yourself wishing you'd signed out the book form to finish it faster though. This is an extreme perspective on dating and social awkwardness with several parallels to the adolescent Netflix series Atypical and reminds me a bit of Daniel Tammet's 2006 non-fiction memoir "Born On A Blue Day". It is always intriguing to encounter anyone with a very different way of thinking, albeit fictional in this case.

Feb 12, 2019

Delightful story, great as an audio book.

Apr 26, 2018

This was very entertaining. I am looking forward to the next one.

Oct 25, 2017

I had read the book, and if possible enjoyed the audiobook even more, read by an Aussie it made the character come even more alive! I absolutely loved it. And will listen to the Rosie Effect next.

Jan411 Mar 08, 2017

Very fun. If you like it, try Adrian Mole Diaries by Sue Townsend

Dec 12, 2016

Great book to listen to when you need to relax or convalesce. Entertaining. Best without the critical thinking cap, though.

Apr 27, 2016

I adored this book. Don Tillman is an original and fun main character. Highly recommended.

Oct 24, 2015

The glimpses inside a genius male mind and the excellent Aussie presentation by Dan O'Grady of the audio version is so well done I frequently smiled or laughed aloud. I identified with the way protagonist Don thought even though I'm not brilliant and I'm female. A delicious read that was over 'way before I wanted to finish reading it. Well done, Graeme Simsion.

WCLSBlaineLibrary Aug 04, 2015

Awesome main character! Like the t.v. series "Monk" but better. Definitely had me giggling. Opposites attract.....

PimaLib_ElizabethT Aug 04, 2015

Fantastic audiobook! I enjoyed listening to it so much that I wished I had more laundry to fold, more weeds to pull, more mindless chores to do. I found myself laughing out loud repeatedly. Now that I've finished, I might just start it over again!

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