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Inherent Vice

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Thomas Pynchon

Narrated By: Ron McLarty

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: August 2009

Duration: 14 hours 34 minutes


Part noir, part psychedelic romp, all Thomas Pynchon-private eye Doc Sportello comes, occasionally, out of a marijuana haze to watch the end of an era as free love slips away and paranoia creeps in with the L. A. fog.


  • Nicolas V

    Forget the lackluster movie. Talk about missing the point. Why make a film from a Pynchon book if you jettison all the humor? I love this book. It's film noir on acid. Wildly funny and visually outrageous. One of Pynchon's more accessible outings. I've listened to it several times and have never been bored or disappointed. The narration is spot on. One of the best.