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The Rosie Project

Written by: Graeme Simsion
Narrated by: Daniel O'Grady
Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (111 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A first-date dud, socially awkward, and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, genetics professor Don Tillman has given up on love, until a chance encounter gives him an idea.

He will design a questionnaire - a 16-page, scientifically researched questionnaire - to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker or a late-arriver. Rosie is all these things. She is also fiery and intelligent, strangely beguiling, and looking for her biological father - a search that a DNA expert might just be able to help her with.

The Rosie Project is a romantic comedy like no other. It is arrestingly endearing and entirely unconventional, and it will make you want to drink cocktails.

©2013 Graeme Simsion (P)2013 HarperCollins Canada

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Delightful

I felt very connected to the main character. So well written and narrated. Loved every moment.

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Well-told struggles between AD person and romance

Brilliant book highlighting the struggles between an AD professor and romance. wonderfully told and performed

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Delightful

This was a beautiful and delightful story as told from the perspective of Don, who is (undiagnosed) on the spectrum and gives such an insightful perspective on his life and behaviour.

I was sorry when it was over.

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Fantastic choice for my first audio book!

An exhilarating ride that tickles your funny bone and holds you in moments of thoughtful introspection. A delightful companion for a very long daily commute. The narrator gives an outstanding performance and holds your interest from start to finish adding layers to the story with his changes in voice and inflection. LOVED IT!

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loved it

I enjoyed this story very much. It is simple and cute. It is predictable but still very enjoyable.

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  • MCK
  • 2019-06-13

Loved this story!

I was immediately consumed by the characters in this book. Excellent narration of a heart-warming story.

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  • PCR
  • 2019-05-29

Great entertainment

I snorted and giggled my way through this book! Recommend for anyone who likes to laugh while recognizing themselves and/or their offspring and friends in the situations and logic.

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  • 2019-07-11

Fascinating

The narrator was smooth and very fluent. Filler: I just need 8 words more. Done

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  • Deb Fera
  • 2019-06-27

Favourite

I have listened to this book three times now, and I love it more each time!! I think everyone has a little Don in them, and it’s truly relatable.

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  • Amalia
  • 2018-02-24

fantastic!!

such a great way of exploring the complicated crazy emotion of love, so much fun

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  • VL
  • 2017-08-02

Give it a chance

When I started listening to this book, I couldn't stand it. I almost returned it, on the advice of my friend (who loved the book) I stuck with it. I'm so glad that I did! It's a charming story!

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  • Taylor
  • 2016-03-21

loved it!

I couldn't stop listening to this book! the narrator did an exceptional job and the story was great. highly recommended.

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  • Pamela
  • 2016-01-25

Clever, funny, and heart warming

This book was so delightful and I can't wait until the Rosie Effect is available on Audible!!!

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  • Divalish Smile
  • 2015-08-15

Good for what it was. Not my type of story

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This book was a selection by my non smut book club. I am giving this book 3.5 stars not because it's a bad book but because had I to actually read it instead of listened to it I surely would not have been interested enough to complete the book.

I really liked the concept of the book and most of the characters. The main character (Don) was endearingly funny to me and I loved the interaction between himself and Rosie. I found the story to be a little predictable and thus did not compel me to become addicted to it as I would require from a 4/5 star book.

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  • Brenda
  • 2014-05-21

Antidote to a Heartache

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

I would recommend this book to anyone.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Don was my favourite character.

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

The reader brings the story to life.

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

Don was certainly the most memorable character. His thought processes were hysterical!

Any additional comments?

I laughed from the first minute of listening.

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  • Just
  • 2013-09-06

What a Pleasant Surprise

I found this book very amusing. The main character was strange but so endearing. I really recommend this one.

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  • Kathy-Jane
  • 2019-06-01

It's OK

Short; somewhat entertaining. Nothing outstanding. It was different from anything I have read but, once finished, it was just OK.

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