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Rosemary's Baby Audiobook

Rosemary's Baby

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 09-17-16
    Gretchen SLP Sacramento, California 09-17-16 Member Since 2014

    I listen to something educational on my way to work to wake myself up, and listen to a page-turner on my way home to stay alert on the road!

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    "Classic Horror, Still Scary After 50 Years"

    Geez, this was a scary listen. You wouldn't think after half a century this demon spawn story would still have the capacity to be so chilling, but there were times when I literally had to switch to something funny or light-hearted (or even boring) while driving, just to keep from being so spooked on the road. The book is obviously dated, sexist and racist (gender roles are still very stereotyped, and while a white man is just referred to as a man, a black man is always referred to as a Negro man), but nowhere near as glaringly as one might expect for 1966, and nowhere near as bad as in Jaws, which was written almost a decade later. This book has a timeless quality about it, and it made me want to re-watch the excellent 1968 Roman Polanski film. Mia Farrow (Rosemary in that film), who as you can hear for yourself in the sample reads a little too fast at the beginning of the book, settles down to a perfect pace after the first few pages and delivers a virtually flawless performance thereafter. Kudos to her and to Audible for making this indispensable classic available! Grade: A.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael E. Wallster 08-05-11 Listener Since 2009
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    "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?

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    Diane 04-01-11
    Diane 04-01-11
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    "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!!!!!!

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Gerry Auburn, AL, USA 03-08-07
    Gerry Auburn, AL, USA 03-08-07
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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.

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    Purdy Oaten eastish of eden 10-05-12
    Purdy Oaten eastish of eden 10-05-12
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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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    Stacy INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 05-27-14
    Stacy INDIANAPOLIS, IN, United States 05-27-14
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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.

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    Kim GREENVILLE, SC, United States 05-21-12
    Kim GREENVILLE, SC, United States 05-21-12 Member Since 2013
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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.

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    Sarah 08-18-12
    Sarah 08-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Ugh."
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    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.

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    Catherine Fowler 05-17-17 Member Since 2014

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    "Amazing listen, even after seeing the movie!"

    Mia captured so much emotion in the reading of this book and my only sadness is that there wasn't more! I enjoyed the movie very much and although the tv show remake was good, my favorite will always be the movie starring Mia as Rosemary. :)

    To say she was brilliant in her performance of the characters is a understatement. She captured them so perfectly, it felt like I was watching a directors cut of the movie all over again.

    The story was fast paced enough and very easy to listen to!

    Excellent job and I would gladly listen to anything Mia reads for again. One can only hope that one day, she might read for The Last Unicorn.

    I'd recommend this audio book to any fan of the movie Rosemary's Baby.

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    Lindsey 09-21-15
    Lindsey 09-21-15
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    "Heavy!"

    Mia Farrow reading this book is emotional and frightening. Very disturbing. A must read for horror and dark fiction fans, and of course, anyone who loves this story.

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