Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow Finally Gets Released as an Audio Book

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A quick heads up for Thomas Pyn­chon fans. Four decades after its pub­li­ca­tion, you can final­ly get Gravity’s Rain­bow as an audio book — pos­si­bly even as a free audio book.

Accord­ing to The New York Times, “Since the mid-1980s, a George Guidall record­ing [of the 1973 nov­el] has been float­ing around, like some myth­i­cal lost rock­et part — no one had heard it, but all Pyn­chon fans knew some­one who knew some­one who had — but in Octo­ber a new ver­sion, autho­rized and rere­cord­ed… — hit the stands.”

The new release, which runs 40 hours and 1 minute, is also nar­rat­ed by Guidall. It’s avail­able on (Hear an audio sam­ple below.) And there’s a way to get it for free. As we’ve men­tioned before, Audi­ble lets you down­load an audio book for free if you sign up for their 30-Day Free Tri­al. And even if you decide to can­cel the tri­al, you can still keep the audio book and pay no mon­ey. That said, I dig Audi­ble’s sub­scrip­tion ser­vice, as I’ve spelled out before, pre­cise­ly because you can get big long audio books for a real­ly rea­son­able price.

Learn more about the Free Tri­al pro­gram here, and to get Grav­i­ty’s Rain­bow, sim­ply click here and then click the “Try Audi­ble Free” link on the right side of the page. NB: Audi­ble is an sub­sidiary, and we’re a mem­ber of their affil­i­ate pro­gram.


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  • Jason says:

    weird, a record­ing from cas­sette has been up on pirate bay for over a year. could that be the mys­te­ri­ous myth­i­cal ver­sion?

  • Pierre says:

    I would assume so Jason, but that record­ing had so many pops and skips I pret­ty much gave up on it after 30 min­utes.

  • Holly says:

    I was lis­ten­ing to this on and when I came back to it today it has mys­te­ri­ous­ly van­ished, and i can’t find it on audi­ble, or any­where else. Does any­one know where I could find it now?
    Thanks, Hol­ly

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