Narrator Donal Donnelly seems to slip on his tweed coat and walk into the Irish mist, so spot-on is his delivery of Joyce's homage to his hometown. Donnelly shifts from character to character with ease and brings a playful attitude to all the stories. An overarching claustrophobic tone, appropriate to the works, is offset by Donnelly's portrayals of the colorful characters. As the stories unfold, Donnelly uses his ample narration techniques to become a pleasing guide for this journey of exploration.
(P)1991 by Recorded Books, Inc.
Donal Donnelly gives a spirited reading of "Ulysses" (unfortunately not available on Audible as of this writing), and I was looking forward to this one; but the sound is muffled, as if the reader were speaking through a blanket. I've noticed that on a number of older recordings, even in type 4 versions. If the recording were more clear, it would probably rate a 5.
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