The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion audiobook

The Rosie Project

By Graeme Simsion
Read by Dan O'Grady

HarperCollins Publishers
7.51 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781443426749

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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2014 LibraryReads Favorites of the Favorites selection

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Funny, touching, and hard to put down, The Rosie Project is certain to entertain even as readers delve into deep themes. For a book about a logic-based quest for love, it has a lot of heart…. [an] immensely enjoyable novel.” Booklist (starred review)
“Read-out-loud laughter begins by page two in Simsion’s debut novel about a thirty-nine-year-old genetics professor with Asperger’s—but utterly unaware of it—looking to solve his Wife Problem…. What follows are his utterly clueless but more often thoroughly charming exploits in exploring his capacity for romance…. This novel is perfectly timed.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Polished debut fiction…. Simsion can plot a story, set a scene, write a sentence, finesse a detail. A pity more popular fiction isn’t this well written…. A sparkling, laugh-out-loud novel.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] bright, whip-snappingly funny romantic comedy…. Readers, too, will push eagerly through the narrative, and at the end they’ll have one thought: thank goodness there’s a sequel.” Library Journal
“One of the year’s most promising and original novelists.” The Wall Street Journal
“Filled with humor and plenty of heart, The Rosie Project is a delightful reminder that all of us, no matter how we’re wired, just want to fit in.” Chicago Tribune
“Move over, Sheldon Cooper. There’s a new brilliant, socially inept scientist poised to win over a huge audience, and his name is Don Tillman, in The Rosie Project…. It’s not surprising that debut novelist Graeme Simsion has a background in science—The Rosie Project, already a success in Australia, seems almost precision engineered to keep readers turning pages. But unlike its unexpectedly lovable hero, this rom-com is bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and intentional humor.” Entertainment Weekly
“It’s natural to be wary of a novel that’s been the target of such gushy praise. Publishers in at least thirty-eight countries have snapped up the rights to The Rosie Project, which has been touted as a ‘publishing phenomenon,’ an ‘international sensation’ and no less than ‘the feel-good hit of 2013.’ Well, squelch your inner cynic: the hype is justified. Australian Graeme Simsion has written a genuinely funny novel…. This is classic rom-com.” The Washington Post
“Simsion’s attention to detail brings to life Don’s wonderful, weird world. Instead of using Don’s Asperger’s syndrome as a fault, or a lead-in to a tragic turn of events, Simsion creates a heartwarming story of an extraordinary man learning to live in an ordinary world, and to love. As Don would say, this book is ‘great fun.’” USA Today
“An utterly winning screwball comedy…. If you’re looking for sparkling entertainment along the lines of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and When Harry Met Sally, The Rosie Project is this season’s fix…. This charming, warmhearted escapade, which celebrates the havoc—and pleasure—emotions can unleash, offers amusement aplenty. Sharp dialogue, terrific pacing, physical hijinks, slapstick, a couple to root for, and more twists than a pack of Twizzlers—it’s no surprise that The Rosie Project is bound for the big screen. But read it first.” NPR.org
“Sometimes you just need a smart love story that will make anyone, man or woman, laugh out loud.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Bio: Graeme Simsion

Author Bio: Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion is a former IT consultant and the author of two nonfiction books on database design who decided, at the age of fifty, to turn his hand to fiction. His first novel, The Rosie Project, was published in 2013 and translation rights have been sold in over thirty-five languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 7.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English