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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (177 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Strong Narrator: Simon Vance, Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464519
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A prodigious young chemist, Dr. Steven J. Fisher, has devoted his research to studying the complexities of the female orgasm from behind his computers. But though he thinks he has sex down to an exact science, the shy doctor is a beginner in the ways of love. When a beautiful and orgasmically challenged PhD student named Annie begins participating in his study, everything Dr. Fisher thinks he knows about women is turned on its head.

Cleverly presented through excerpts from Steven’s clinical study and Annie’s blog entries, this charming love story gets to the heart of what makes us all tick, showing that romance, though far more than a chemical equation, is, in fact, all about chemistry.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Simon Vance and Kate Reading successfully portray the opposing personalities of Annie and Steven as they grow into more likeable people. Vance perfectly captures Dr. Fisher's superior scientific diction and patronizing attitude. Having both male and female voices greatly enhances the mood and reinforces how different men are from women.”

    SoundCommentary.com

  • “Very funny and highly recommended, even for science-averse romantics.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 2/14/2014

    " A recommendation from my friend Lori. It sounded interesting to me, so I picked it up. And I liked it very much. A very original and amusing take on the typical "boy meets girl" story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geraldine | 2/1/2014

    " Took a little while to get into but good enough read. VERY scientific so needs a real geek to get through most of it!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Soghr | 2/1/2014

    " Interesting book if you are into science/technology at all - some funny nerd parts, I laughed out loud. I could relate to some of the characters. However, for a book about the study of the female orgasm, it was not quite 'detailed' or hot enough for me. I did stick with it, but it was an audio book, not sure if I would have reading it. There were times I wanted to smack the women for being manipulative and the men for being too much like 'Sheldon' from Big Bang. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iann | 1/27/2014

    " A sweet, simple love story that I enjoyed reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jade | 1/26/2014

    " Amusing, clever and geeky. An easy enough read makes bastardchemistry almost interesting.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 1/13/2014

    " Sometimes racy and sometimes over my head, but this was an interesting book to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trena | 1/13/2014

    " Wow! finished this book in several hours. It was a fast-paced fun read yet, it didn't feel underdeveloped. I'm not going to waste any time telling you what the book is about because surely you can find that information on most of the other reviews. Instead, I'm going to discuss what I loved so much about it. First I'd like to point out that I really appreciate the fact that this author was not lazy, its clear that he did a lot of research and put time and effort into this book. Sadly, not enough authors actually do their research which then result in butchering a potentially great storyline. My favorite thing has to be the images that are on every few pages, they help give the reader a better grasp of the subjects brought up in the many conversations between the main characters. Another great thing about this book is the author gives several different point of views by allowing the reader to peek into the main characters diary. That being said, the cherry on top of this delicious-sciency-sundae has to be the conversations, interactions, and subjects discussed in detail between the two main characters. This book is a love story taking place in an environment that is typically not romantic, in unusual circumstances but somehow it worked beautifully. The conversations are intelligent, stimulating, witty, charming, sexy, invigorating, and sometimes hilarious. I loved this book and have nothing negative to say about it, I can't wait to read more from this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aileen | 1/4/2014

    " This was a cute book. Easy to read and not quite the happily ever after type that I hate. I loved the science behind the story, even if it isn't factual. This seemed like a fun story to write. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 12/13/2013

    " I actually couldn't make it all the way through this. It was cute, but a little too dry. Instead I skipped to the end to read the happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daphne Trumps | 12/9/2013

    " funny and had a good love story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 11/30/2013

    " A British version of Dr Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory studies female sexual dysfunction. A little bit confusing regarding the test group and Ms G's problem but it had a nice ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 11/29/2013

    " A romance novel pretending to be a scientific paper? It does a mediocre job at both, but in a way that was pretty enjoyable. Even I can't explain why I liked this book. But stranger things have happened. Like the plot twists in the book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin Connery | 11/4/2013

    " A touch quirky, and very very funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catey | 8/9/2013

    " Incredible! Best book I've had the pleasure of reading in a long time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/4/2013

    " Kinda funny, although by the end the joke had gone stale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 11/23/2012

    " Really enjoyed this as it was a bit different, entertaining, quite amusing and well-written. The author is better known as Anthony Capella. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 10/10/2012

    " People should have fun with / make fun of science like this more often, really. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chrisiant | 9/3/2012

    " Flat, uninteresting, barely even one-dimensional characters. Even the plot was believable it would be unbearably cheezy. Waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reba N. | 6/2/2012

    " Someone said that they are turing this into a movie ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 5/1/2012

    " read the whole thing in a few hours! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 3/9/2012

    " Quirky, fun read. Not really my type of book. While I consider myself an undercover nerd, the whole sexual thing got on my nerves after a while and I had to move onto something that stimulated my mind. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Melinda | 2/8/2012

    " Ugh so weird that I can understand what they are talking about when it becomes technical "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 11/3/2011

    " cute summer read; geeky science details right up my alley "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Turi | 10/27/2011

    " Absolutely charming geek love. A romantically clueless sexual dysfunction researcher meets his match in a new test subject. Hilarious, poignant, and extremely well crafted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 6/7/2011

    " Kinda funny, although by the end the joke had gone stale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 2/1/2011

    " A British version of Dr Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory studies female sexual dysfunction. A little bit confusing regarding the test group and Ms G's problem but it had a nice ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie | 1/18/2011

    " Quirky, fun read. Not really my type of book. While I consider myself an undercover nerd, the whole sexual thing got on my nerves after a while and I had to move onto something that stimulated my mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 12/23/2010

    " A romance novel pretending to be a scientific paper? It does a mediocre job at both, but in a way that was pretty enjoyable. Even I can't explain why I liked this book. But stranger things have happened. Like the plot twists in the book... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chrisiant | 9/14/2010

    " Flat, uninteresting, barely even one-dimensional characters. Even the plot was believable it would be unbearably cheezy. Waste of time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Allison | 7/28/2010

    " I actually couldn't make it all the way through this. It was cute, but a little too dry. Instead I skipped to the end to read the happy ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aileen | 4/5/2010

    " This was a cute book. Easy to read and not quite the happily ever after type that I hate. I loved the science behind the story, even if it isn't factual. This seemed like a fun story to write. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reba | 1/11/2010

    " Someone said that they are turing this into a movie ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/26/2009

    " Sometimes racy and sometimes over my head, but this was an interesting book to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Turi | 9/6/2009

    " Absolutely charming geek love. A romantically clueless sexual dysfunction researcher meets his match in a new test subject. Hilarious, poignant, and extremely well crafted. "

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About the Author

Anthony Strong is the author of two previous novels written under the name Anthony Capella: The Wedding Officer and The Food of Love, which has been translated into twenty-two languages. He lives in the United Kingdom.

About the Narrators

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received thirty Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.