Pynchon's masterwork is vast, sprawling, and chaotic. Here its frenzied prose is balanced and stabilized by George Guidall's calm voice. Pynchon is the poet laureate of paranoia, so the reassuringly sane narration helps us pretend that this is all happening in something like the real world. Guidall doesn't try to create individualized voices for all the major characters, but neither does Pynchon, really. You can tell who is speaking at all times, and that has to be enough. This is an audiobook to immerse yourself in, and if you don't quite follow the story--and you won't unless you've already read the book a few times--just have faith that you're in expert hands. D.M.H. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2015]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2014
CD ISBN 9781611762501 $85.00 Thirty CDs
DD ISBN 9780698151260 $42.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2014
CD ISBN 9780553551266 $85.50 Thirty CDs
DD ISBN 9780553551273 $95.00
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