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The Rosie Project

Graeme Simsion

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical-most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent-and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie-and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper. The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical-most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent-and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie-and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper. The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.
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An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. Don Tillman, professor of genetics, has never been on a second date. He is a man who can count all his friends on the fingers of one hand, whose lifelong difficulty with social rituals has convinced him that he is simply not wired for romance. So when an acquaintance informs him that he would make a "wonderful" husband, his first reaction is shock. Yet he must concede to the statistical probability that there is someone for everyone, and he embarks upon The Wife Project. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which he approaches all things, Don sets out to find the perfect partner. She will be punctual and logical-most definitely not a barmaid, a smoker, a drinker, or a late-arriver. Yet Rosie Jarman is all these things. She is also beguiling, fiery, intelligent-and on a quest of her own. She is looking for her biological father, a search that a certain DNA expert might be able to help her with. Don's Wife Project takes a back burner to the Father Project and an unlikely relationship blooms, forcing the scientifically minded geneticist to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie-and the realization that love is not always what looks good on paper. The Rosie Project is a moving and hilarious novel for anyone who has ever tenaciously gone after life or love in the face of overwhelming challenges.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan O'Grady

Length:

7h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

12:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

12:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:34


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

16:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:20


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:39


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:36