Inherent Vice

Author(s): Thomas Pynchon
Imprint: Clipper Audio
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.57 hours)
Product Number: Z2095
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456110901
Narrator/s: Ron McLarty
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Legendary author Thomas Pynchon, winner of the National Book Award for his classic Gravity's Rainbow, applies his inimitable style to the mystery novel. As the marijuana haze of the free love 1960s begins to fade, Doc Sportello drifts in and out of awareness. He hasn't seen his girlfriend in a long time. Then one day she shows up and rattles off a fantastic story about a plot to kidnap a billionaire land developer-and Doc can't help but get drawn in.


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Inherent Vice
Product Number: BX00003520
Product Number:C6015
Product Number:Z2095

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All formats/editions

Author(s): Thomas Pynchon
Narrator(s): Ron McLarty
Product Number C6015
Released: Jul 09, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440727375
Author(s): Thomas Pynchon
Product Number EB00385553
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Press
ISBN: #9781101594674

Professional reviews

"Ron McLarty's rough but honeyed voice is ideal for a story built around Doc Sportello, an aging P.I. who means to feel groovy no matter what. And yes, by groovy, he often just means stoned. Like Doc, McLarty's seen and read a lot, having recorded more than 100 books and won many AUDIOFILE Earphones Awards. He's even a bestselling novelist himself. Thomas Pynchon's also been around, having won the National Book Award for GRAVITY'S RAINBOW in 1974. An author best known for dense writing that makes readers scratch their heads, he's switched genres, here writing a crime novel set in California in the drug-rich 1970s. It's an intoxicating compound of disciplined prose and dissolute characters. Even the wicked amuse. B.H.C. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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