Rosie Result
Graeme Simsion

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Narrated By: Dan O'Grady

Duration: 8 hours and 18 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion, read by Dan O'Grady.

Meet Don Tillman, the genetics professor with a scientific approach to everything. But he's facing a set of human dilemmas tougher than the trickiest of equations.

Right now he is in professional hot water after a lecture goes viral for all the wrong reasons; his wife of 4,380 days, Rosie, is about to lose the research job she loves; and - the most serious problem of all - their eleven-year-old son, Hudson, is struggling at school. He's a smart kid, but socially awkward and not fitting in.

Fortunately, Don's had a lifetime's experience of not fitting in. And he's going to share the solutions with Hudson.

He'll need the help of old friends and new, lock horns with the education system, and face some big questions about himself. As well as opening the world's best cocktail bar.

Big-hearted, hilarious and exuberantly life-affirming, The Rosie Result is a story of overcoming life's obstacles with a little love and a lot of overthinking.

If you liked The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, then you'll love The Rosie Project series.

'Uplifting' Mail on Sunday

'Hilarity is the order of the day in this joyful read' Prima

'A fun and satisfying read' Sunday Express

'A fast-paced enjoyable journey. Genuinely heartwarming' Independent

'One of the most original and endearing characters in the literary world' Herald

Praise for The Rosie Project series:

'Sublime, pitch-perfect, extremely funny' Independent

'Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart' Observer

'Exuberantly life-affirming' Sunday Times

Brilliant, important, good-hearted' Guardian


Modern & contemporary fiction, Contemporary romance, Family life fiction, Humorous fiction, Romance: wholesome, Humour, Narrative theme: Love & relationships, Narrative theme: Coming of age

Listen to a sample

Excellent . . . beautifully and sensitively written, you will enjoy every sentence

Living Edge

All three books in Simsion's series made me laugh out loud and were wonderfully endearing, genuine and open-hearted - everything I look for in a story

Post (Bristol)

All three of the Rosie novels made me laugh out loud. Ultimately the story is about getting inside the mind and heart of someone a lot of people see as odd, and discovering that he isn't really that different from anybody else

Bill Gates, 2020 Summer Books

UpLit novels to light up your life

Red Online

Fans of The Rosie Project will love this ... It's heart-warming and clever

Daily Mail

Superb. A perfect mix of humour, heart and insight

Gavin Extence, bestselling author of The Universe Versus Alex Wood

Brilliant, important, good-hearted


Exuberantly life-affirming

Sunday Times

Praise for The Rosie Project Series


Behind all the steady wit and the rolling jokes, this is a thoughtful and provocative novel. [Readers] will love it as much as they did The Rosie Project

Sydney Morning Herald

A fast-paced, enjoyable journey. Genuinely heartwarming . . . He is certainly ending on a high note


This funny novel tackles tough questions about family and love with a light touch and a big heart

Daily Mail Must Reads

Compulsively readable. A poignant, universal story about how best to reconcile head and heart


Don Tillman is surely one of the most recognisable, distinctive narrators in modern fiction ... While this book is deeper and more thought-provoking than the first, there are many moments of humour and unexpected joy ... Uplifting, eye-opening and definite food for thought on whether we need to adapt to the world, or whether something the world is a better place in accommodating us as we are

My Weekly

The message of inclusiveness and embracing differences is lovely. In the end, The Rosie Result is about learning to be comfortable with who you are

National Public Radio

Offers a touching and intelligent insight into autism, while Don's hilarious escapades keep the laughs coming


Hilarity is the order of the day in this joyful read


Graeme Simsion tackles some of the heavy issues of our day - autism, gender roles, political correctness - but his light touch makes this novel a fun and satisfying read

Sunday Express

The final book in Simsion's much-loved Rosie series . . . Uplifting

Mail on Sunday

What is normal, and who among us gets to decide what is? Or is it enough to simply be comfortable in one's own skin? These are the heavy questions at the crux of this lighthearted book about identity and the consequences of seeing other people through the lens of labels

San Francisco Chronicle

The book offers a touching and intelligent insight into autism, while Don's hilarious escapades keep the laughs coming

Morecambe Visitor

Sublime, pitch-perfect, extremely funny


Entertaining and thought-provoking