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She is a housewife: young, healthy, blissfully happy. He is an actor: charismatic and ambitious. The spacious, sun-filled apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side is their dream home, a dream that turns into an unspeakable nightmare.

Enter the chilling world of Ira Levin, where terror is as near as your new neighbors and where evil wears the most innocent face of all.

©1967 Ira Levin (P)2005 HarperCollinsPublishers, Inc.

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    5 out of 5 stars

Here Be Witches

Mia Farrow does a fine job of narrating this novel, as well as putting her own spin on the various characters' voices. Her performance of Minnie Castevet is a highlight--she manages to make her sound simultaneously comical and frightening. Despite having seen the film many times, it was great fun to listen to this audiobook and to picture oneself in poor Rosemary's shoes: Is she suffering from a pregnancy-induced paranoia, or are these neighbors of hers part of a witch's coven?

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Well Written, Great Fun

I liked this audio book. The narrator, who also starred in the movie, does a great job. The story is 70's horror fun. Well written. Story about a witches coven living in an apartment building and they want Rosemary's baby. You've probably seen the old movie but the book is much better. Spooky and a little weird and good listen!!!!!!

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Excellent reading of a classic

This audiobook is even better than the movie and even more enjoyable for being read by Mia Farrow.

14 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Mia Farrow Breathes New Life Into Levin's Baby

I used to give full credit for the wonder of the film version of Ira Levin's, "Rosemary's Baby," to Roman Polanski alone. Now having heard Mia Farrow's narration, I am , for the first time, able to really enjoy the book. Levin's book always seemed to me to be the barest of bones, and left me, like so many horror novels, feeling dissatisfied in the extreme.

Well, my hat is off to Mia Farrow, who manages to bring enough of her Rosemary Woodhouse magic to give this thin volume much more excitement than I ever thought it could have. To me, it is like a different book; a book I now look forward to listening to again. I now actually feel quite enthusiastic about it. If you are considering downloading this, please do...don't bother with the print edition. Let Mia Farrow charm you and run away with your imagination. In my humble opinion, she elevates this to the highest level it will ever reach, off the screen. What a delight!

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Five Stars despite the narration

Still one of the best thrillers .The kind I like ,subtle and creepy. Mia isn't much of a narrator but she doesn't ruin the book.

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Mia Darrow did an outstanding job

Wow! Mia Darrow did an outstanding job narrating this story. I prefer this audiobook over the movie--which I loved.

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story was good, the narrator wasn't too impressive

The narrator kept the voice of the characters for narration portions, it's pretty noticeable. Otherwise a good story

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Man, Poor Rosemary...

What a really sucky thing to happen to a nice girl :) I haven't seen this movie so the story was a surprise for me, and although there are a lot of clues as to what's going to happen, the ending was kind of insane- baffling really! Fun listen- I didn't find it scary, but tense sometimes and Mia Farrow was great reading it.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Classically Creepy

Mia Farrow did an excellent job narrating this. I highly recommend this classic story of horror and a mother's love.

3 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Ugh.

Any additional comments?

After an hour or so of listening, I couldn't take it anymore.  Her voice made me want to dig my eardrums out with a rusty nail, stomp on them in high heels, light them on fire, then feed them to a feral cat.Someday I may try and read the book...but only when Mia Farrow's voice is forever gone from my memory.

7 of 17 people found this review helpful