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Julie Daraska

Chicago, IL United States | Member Since 2009

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  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (234)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (119)

    This fictionalized portrait of Joyce's youth is one of the most vivid accounts of the growth from childhood to adulthood. Dublin at the turn of the century provides the backdrop as Stephen Dedalus moves from town and society, towards the irrevocable decision to leave. It was the decision made by Joyce himself which resulted in the mature novels of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake.

    J. says: "Excellent audio book"
    "Helpful Performance"
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    Where does A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 1


    What other book might you compare A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man to and why?

    No comparison


    What about Jim Norton’s performance did you like?

    Ability to perform in different characters' voices.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The description of Uncle Charles.


    Any additional comments?

    Joyce can be tough slogging to read. I foudn the sermon section stultifying when I read it but mesmerizing when I listened to Norton's performance. This audio book greatly aided my appreciation of the novel and of Joyce's artistry with language.

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