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The Rosie Result

Written by: Graeme Simsion
Narrated by: Dan O'Grady
Series: Don Tillman, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Don and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they're about to face their most important project. Their son, Hudson, is having trouble at school: His teachers say he isn't fitting in with the other kids. 

Meanwhile, Rosie is battling Judas at work, and Don is in hot water after the Genetics Lecture Outrage. The life-contentment graph, recently at its highest point, is curving downwards. 

For Don Tillman, geneticist and world's best problem-solver, 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 awkward truths about his own identity. And opening a cocktail bar.

©2019 Graeme Simsion (P)2019  Penguin Books Ltd

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  • M
  • 2019-06-28

Outstanding novel

I enjoyed the first two books but it had been some time before returning to listen to this, the third book in the series. It was so well written and well performed that I was swept up into the story from the beginning to the end. Such a great story to listen to. You won't regret reading this novel and it will stay with you long after your done reading it.

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Fun, enjoyable read

Not as good as the first book, but better than the second (which I read the old fashioned way, as it isn’t available on Audible). An easy listen, some insight into ASD diagnosis, and a few laugh out loud moments. Great way to end the trilogy!

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Great book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story of a father and son both dealing with their autism and trying to live their lives as successfully as possible. Highly entertaining, interesting and uplifting. This is the third book in a series. Usually I find series deteriorate as they go on, but in this case the third book is my favorite. I would recommend it as a perfect summer read, Whether you read it as part of the series or as a standalone.

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Very enjoyable.

Entertaining & educational. Highly recommend! Fun read. Narrator does a great job of voices. As good as the first book

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Amazing Series!

couldn't stop listening! highly recommend ❤️ Narrator was amazing, and really added to the story.

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  • curlygirl
  • 2019-06-21

He’s back!!

I loved the original Rosie projects. I thought it was a classic. I was then severely disappointed by the second book, the Rosie effect that I thought was far inferior to the original. I almost didn’t listen to this one because of my disappointment from the last one. Incredibly, this almost equalled the first book and was far better than the second. If you think that you may not listen to it because you didn’t like the second, give this one a chance.

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  • julie morgan
  • 2019-06-01

Loved it so much!!

Thank you Graeme Simsion for sharing more of Don Tillman with us. These books are absolute treasures.
I burst out laughing several times today when remembering one particular line in the latter part of the book. Brilliant writing. Outstanding work by the narrator, Dan O'Grady, too!! I finished this delightful book in two days.

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  • Teresa
  • 2019-09-18

not as good as the first

Story felt more like a strained disertation to persuade the reader. It was not fun like the first book. Cute ending.

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  • Elaine
  • 2019-06-04

Don, Rosie and Hudson: A family underdevelopment

In books one and two, we became familiar with the wife and baby projects. This book takes us ten years forward to find the baby under development is now Hudson who is 11 years old. The primary focus of this book is the Hudson project. Don becomes a stay at home father (during the day) and a bar owner at night; yet, his and Rosies primary goal is the welfare of Hudson who the school thinks has autism. I don't want to give away the story, but this is more than a humorous look at Don and Rosie's life, it is a story of a family underdevelopment and the lessons we learn in life.

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  • Elli
  • 2019-11-23

Didn't like it

Much like the second book in this series, I couldn't even finish this book. Nothing made me laugh. It felt like a lecture on Asperger's and Autism. Additionally, as I've come to realize about Graeme Simsion's Rosie books, any negative stereotype/cliche about women out there, expect to find it in the books. This gets old fast. He should have stopped with the first book.

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  • 2019-09-16

Deepest Book of the Series

My wife and I truly enjoyed the first book. Having a daughter with Asperger's and myself probably being on the spectrum as well made this a very apt series. The first book was fun with frequent hilarity. We were both a bit disappointed with the second book as this was not as good. I was initially disappointed with this book because I thought it would have more to do with raising an infant. However, this book far exceeded my expectations. This book explored many of the issues associated with helping a child with Aspergers succeed in life. Whether to get tested, whether to let other people know the diagnosis, finding one's niche, establishing a few friends were all discussed in this book. This was a very thought-provoking book. I loved the concept that Neurotypical people have no sympathy for people with Asperger's (yet blame them for their supposed lack of Emotional Intelligence). Overall, while it was a fun and engaging story, it also explored some of the deeper issues affecting people with high functioning Autism better than many textbooks.

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  • Chris
  • 2019-09-09

Absolutely love love love this series!!!

Such an adorable book! Absolutely loved the entire series. The 3rd book is just as good as the 1st.

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  • Anne Marie
  • 2019-08-20

Did not disappoint

I’ve loved all of the Rosie books and this one did not disappoint. I love the characters and the portrayal of all the nonverbal communication that gets things that are so simple to neurotypicals all jumbled by the atypical characters. This series is so funny but very eye opening into the flustered world that atypical “on the spectrum ASD” people live in everyday. It’s refreshing to listen to the arguments made toward autism. This world is evolving and we all should be more accepting of people who don’t fit the perfect and popular mold. Kudos to such well written words and I believe this book should be read in school curriculums to teach students, teachers AND administrators that it’s okay to be different. This world would be quite boring if we were all the same!

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  • Bonnie
  • 2019-06-10

Good but not as good as the others

Good but not as good as the others in the series but it does show the prejudice the Autistic community faces.

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  • ambitt
  • 2019-12-26

Could stay with it

I read the first Rosie story and Loved it. I finally had to put this down several chapters in. Kind of like a neighbor just droning on and on.... and on.

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