Rosemary's Baby

  • by Ira Levin
  • Narrated by Mia Farrow
  • 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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.
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- Gretchen SLP

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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- Michael E. Wallster

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-22-2005
  • Publisher: HarperAudio