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Publisher's Summary

The sequel to the New York Times best seller Rosemary's Baby - a thrilling cautionary tale of the troubling forces that war within each of us...

The modern master of suspense Ira Levin returns to the horror of his 1967 groundbreaking novel Rosemary's Baby with this darkly comic sequel set at the dawn of the millennium. Thirty-three years ago, Rosemary gave birth to the Devil's child while under the control of the satanic cult of witches. Now the year is 1999, and humanity dreads the approaching 21st century, desperately in search of a savior for this troubled world.

In New York City, Rosemary's son, Andy, is believed to be that savior. But is he the force of good his followers accept him to be? Or is he his father's son? Rosemary and Andy will be reunited in a battle of wills that shall decide the fate of humanity - and keep listeners on the edge of their seats until the final word.

©1997 Ira Levin (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers

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Wow what a disappointment - lazy writing

I LOVED Rosemary's baby, Book & even the movie. I was so excited when I saw the sequel coming to audible. I had just finished Dr. Sleep (king) and I guess I was hoping this sequel would be just as good..............uh NO. I can't really tell you why it was so bad without giving away the ending & pretty much the entire premise of BOTH books. Lets just say the author turns the entire book Rosemary's Baby & Son of Rosemary into the biggest, annoying "no no" that any author can do. Lazy. Not only did he ruin Son of Rosemary but the first book as well Good Grief. Great writing but horrible horrible ending that ruined both books. Levin could have gone in so many other directions. The narration was wonderful, the book fast paced & as always he did a great job with the characters. Just lost his imagination in the end.................I think I'd rather watch an episode of "Dallas" lol.

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Fanfiction At Its Worst

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There are barely words to describe how horrible this book it. It doesn't feel like the same author nor does it feel like the same characters. I am shocked that this would even be published. It feels like fanfiction. Steer clear of this book.

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Not Bad

It wasn't as bad as some reviewers had reported. The relationship between mom and son becomes very disturbing at times. I liked the ending quite a bit, but I would've liked the author to have explained what happened to Guy. While we find out what happens to everyone else from the first book, Guy is completely ignored. Overall a good story.

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if you loved Rosemary's Baby dont get this.

read well but the story is terrible. dont do it. I thought it was inane. not worthy of IRA Levin's earlier works.

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Tanis... Anyone???

It was exactly what you would expect, from Ira Levin with dedication to Mia Farrow ♡♡♡

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Terrific read

I am glad that I read this book the Son of Rosemary. It was interesting to see her son grown up and trying to be good and find out how he grew up without his Mom. Also the ending was interesting as well. I am glad that I read this book.

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Wonderful narration. Disappointing writing.

Ms. Poole's performance made what would have been a dull experience into an enjoyable one.

Compared to Rosemary's Baby, this is a lukewarm drama with horror themes. It lacked the tension and anxiety of the original and the ending just made things worse. This sequel had potential but it was murdered and its grave was robbed.

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The end was lame

The writing was good. Of course, it's IRA Levin. But it seemed like at the end, he just got tired of it and wanted to wrap it up. I can't say what's wrong with it without spoilers, but trust me, the end makes zero sense.

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A story that feels empty of story

A very poor sequel to Rosemary's Baby. The whole text is needless padding and very little invention. DISAPPOINTED :-(

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Wonderful story

this was a wonderful, chilling tale that was true to the original Rosemary's Baby Story! I thoroughly enjoyed it and for anyone who enjoyed the original story, I highly recommend you give this one a try!