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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26,936 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas Pynchon Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Calling Thomas Pynchon a “virtuoso with prose,” the Chicago Tribune compares his work to James Joyce’s Ulysses. Pynchon, winner of the National Book Award, has shocked, enthralled, and delighted fans for more than forty years with his satire and wit.

Quite unexpectedly, Mrs. Oedipa Maas finds herself the executor of the estate of Pierce Inverarity, a man she used to know in a more-or-less intimate fashion. When Oedipa heads off to Southern California to sort through Pierce’s affairs, she becomes ensnared in a hilarious and puzzling worldwide conspiracy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The comedy crackles, the puns pop, the satire explodes.”

    New York Times

  • “A puzzle, an intrigue, a literary and historical tour de force with a strongly European flavor.”

    San Francisco Examiner

  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tessa Ciosek | 2/11/2014

    " This book is excepted to be an intense drama, action filled, page turning book by the title. when reading the book though you find it is none of the above and are rather disappointed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lindsay | 2/3/2014

    " I really wanted to like this, but it was just OK. I can appreciate Pynchon, but this was just a little too bizarre for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rebecca Walker | 1/31/2014

    " Postmodern mystery novel staged in the drug-tripping 1960s about societal chaos, lack of communication, and willingness to believe in conspiracy theories. Great, quick read with interesting historical elements. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ronald B. | 1/31/2014

    " Does the world make sense or are we crazy to think so? Is there a message in the noise and confusion of life, or are we just paranoid to think so? Does this novel mean anything or am I just as insane as the main character Oedipa Mas? Read my posts about this metafictional novel -- "A Walking Assembly of Man: Many Voices Crying Lot 49" and "Message or Madness?: Thomas Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49" on my blog Metablog on Metafiction at ronosaurusrex.com. "

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