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Rosemary's Baby

By: Ira Levin
Narrated by: Mia Farrow
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (828 ratings)

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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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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?

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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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!!!!!!

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  • Gerry
  • Auburn, AL, USA
  • 03-08-07

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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  • DFW
  • South MS
  • 11-28-18

Great Horror Classic

This book is so real and so well written that I can just imagine myself watching the book instead of just listening to it. Ira Levin is one of my favorite authors and with good reason - The Stepford Wives, A Kiss Before Dying. All of these books were made into movies and the movies were as good as the books.

The fun thing is the narrator being Mia Farrow and also starring in the movie. Makes this even better because she acts the book.

Worth the credit or the dollars. Great read, great listen, great movie.

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Deliciously creepy!

As a huge fan of the film, I was thrilled that it was faithful to the book. The tension builds slowly and with increasing anxiety. Quite effective!! Mia Farrow delivers a stellar performance.

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Hail Mia! Hail Ira!

This is excellent... and Mia Farrow's performance is brilliant. I understand now why this novel was the bestselling novel of 1960s.

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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

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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!

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The Quintessential Art of Unsettling Storytelling

Every movement of this books drowns the reader in speculation and doubt even engaging twist and turns.

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Absolutely wonderful!

What a treat to hear such an amazing novel read by none other than Mia Farrow.
I love this movie and listening to the book brought so much more depth to this classic story for me.

This is a "must read".