The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Listened to by joysann
When brilliant genetics professor Don Tillman gets his teeth into a project, he doesn’t let go until it’s resolved, one way or another. In a moment of inspiration, he endeavors to create the perfect questionnaire to find his perfect life partner, one who meets his every requirement. But, when he befriends Rosie, he discovers that perfect maybe isn’t always just so.
Don has Asperger’s, and his first-person observations on the world as he helps his new friend Rosie find her birth father are fascinating and enlightening. This includes his wife hunting project, father hunting project, and his efforts to learn to read and understand – and feel – human emotion. The Rosie Project was achingly lovely to listen to, and narrator Dan O’Grady reads with the delightful Australian accent suited to the story. I loved it!