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  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
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    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another.

    A User says: "Ulysses (Unabridged)"
  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Philippe Duquenoy
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    Ulysses takes us on the journey of two men, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, through an hour-by-hour account of their lives for one day. These men cross paths in a series of coincidental events and listeners learn how interconnected they are even though they are not friends.

  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Donal Donnelly
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    The first authorized, unabridged release of this timeless classic and exclusively available from Recorded Books. Ulysses records the events of a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin, Ireland.

    GUY says: "Outstanding reading of Ulysses by James Joyce"
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Michael Orenstein
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    The intellectual and religio-philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus as he begins to question and rebel against the Catholic and Irish conventions with which he has been raised. He finally leaves for abroad to pursue his ambitions as an artist. The work is an early example of some of Joyce's modernist techniques that would later be represented in a more developed manner by Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. The novel, which has had a "huge influence on novelists across the world", was ranked by Modern Library as the third greatest English-language novel of the 20th century.

    oladipupo says: "Great Performance"
  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Joyce’s experimental masterpiece set a new standard for modernist fiction, pushing the English language past all previous thresholds in its quest to capture a day in the life of an Everyman in turn-of-the-century Dublin. Obliquely borrowing characters and situations from Homer’s Odyssey, Joyce takes us on an internal odyssey along the current of thoughts, impressions, and experiences that make up the adventure of living an average day.

    Josh says: "A forceful narration but a long haul"
  • Dubliners (Naxos Edition) | James Joyce

    Dubliners (Naxos Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
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    James Joyce's Dubliners is a collection of short stories about the lives of the people of Dublin around the turn of the century. Each story describes a small but significant moment of crisis or revelation in the life of a particular Dubliner, sympathetically but always with stark honesty. Many of the characters are desperate to escape the confines of their humdrum lives, though those that have the opportunity to do so seem unable to take it.

    Robert says: "An approachable Joyce"
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
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    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"
  • Dubliners (Harper Audio Edition) | James Joyce

    Dubliners (Harper Audio Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Frank McCourt, Patrick McCabe
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    James Joyce revolutionized twentieth-century writing with his "stream of consciousness" technique. While ingeniously innovative and experimental, he was also a keenly precise chronicler of the people, places, and sounds of his native Dublin. In Dubliners, a cast of 15 internationally famous stage and screen actors perform stories that make up a brilliant journey over a human landscape that captures the bleakest of despair to the most blinding of epiphanies.

    Deirdre says: "Great Stories, Poor Performance"
  • Dubliners | James Joyce

    Dubliners

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Tadhg Hynes
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    James Joyces classic collection of short stories about life in Dublin in the early 20th century.

    Ollie says: "Not to be missed!!!!"
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Tadhg Hynes
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    "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is Joyce's semi-autobiographical first novel. It traces the early life of Stephen Dedalus and his inner struggle with the oppression of Irish society and the Catholic church, ending with his awakening as a poet and writer and self-imposed exile from Ireland.

    Aliza says: "Soulful Exploration Exquisitely Narrated"
  • Dubliners (Tantor Edition) | James Joyce

    Dubliners (Tantor Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
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    Dubliners is a collection of short stories by James Joyce that was first published in 1914. The 15 stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle-class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at a time when Irish nationalism was at its peak and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences.

    Amazon Customer says: "Brilliant stories about Dubliners"
  • Dubliners | James Joyce

    Dubliners

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Donal Donnelly
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    These vivid portraits of the author's native city weave a tapestry of Dublin and its people, yet also poignantly mourn the decline of Irish culture and civilization. Published in 1914, the collection was decried by some as obscene, but Joyce saw the work as "a chapter in the moral history" of Ireland. The stories present a vision of Dublin's claustrophobia and psychological paralysis, but the work's heaviness is balanced by an eccentric assortment of characters and the author's dry, often unexpected humor.

    Tad Davis says: "Good reading, but muffled sound"
  • The Dead | James Joyce

    The Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 25 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Michael Orenstein
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    Often cited as the best work of short fiction ever written, Joyce's elegant story details a New Year's Eve gathering in Dublin that is so evocative and beautiful that it prompts the protagonist's wife to make a shocking revelation to her husband - closing the story with an emotionally powerful epiphany that is unsurpassed in modern literature."The Dead" is the final short story in Joyce's 1914 collection Dubliners. It is the longest story in the collection and widely considered to be one of the greatest short stories in the English language.

    W Perry Hall says: "Holistic, Hypnotic Look at the Past and Present"
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By John Lee
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    Perhaps James Joyce's most personal work, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man depicts the intellectual awakening of one of literature's most memorable young heroes, Stephen Dedalus. Through a series of brilliant epiphanies that parallel the development of his own aesthetic consciousness, Joyce evokes Stephen's youth.

    Tad Davis says: "Good, but a little rushed"
  • The Founding Fathers | Arthur M. Schlesinger (Editor),James McGregor Burns,Susan Dunn,John Patrick Diggins,Joyce Appleby,Gary Wills

    The Founding Fathers

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    • By Arthur M. Schlesinger (Editor), James McGregor Burns, Susan Dunn, and others
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    The Founding Fathers series, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., examines the presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

    Hal VT says: "A well presented short series"
  • Great Classic Stories II | Edgar Allan Poe,James Joyce,Mark Twain,Kate Chopin,Virginia Woolf,Aldous Huxley,F. Scott Fitzgerald,Oscar Wilde

    Great Classic Stories II

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated By Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
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    This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names, including Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Oscar Wilde, and many more. This superlative treasury includes "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe; "A Piece of String" by Guy Le Maupassant; "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin; "The Mark on the Wall" by Virginia Woolf; "Nuns at Lunch" by Aldous Huxley, and many more!

    Die Falknerin says: "Another great selection of stories"
  • Finnegans Wake | James Joyce

    Finnegans Wake

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Cyril Cusack, Siobhan McKenna
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    Cyril Cusack and Siobhan McKenna read from James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. This idiosyncratic novel is full of multilingual puns and portmanteau words, intended to recreate the experience of sleep and dreams.

    Michael says: "Aweome but only 2 chapters?????"
  • Dubliners | James Joyce

    Dubliners

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
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    This collection of 15 stories was first published in 1914. James wrote them as descriptions of middle class life in Ireland but in each story one or more characters has an "epiphany," - a moment where the character has a speical moment of illumination. Many of the characters in these stories later appear in his novel, Ulysses.

    Edward says: "Wonderful"
  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is the first novel of Irish writer James Joyce. A Künstlerroman in a modernist style, it traces the intellectual and religious philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus, a fictional alter ego of Joyce and an allusion to Daedalus, the consummate craftsman of Greek mythology. Stephen questions and rebels against the Catholic and Irish conventions under which he has grown up, culminating in his self-exile from Ireland to Europe.

    Tad Davis says: "Wonderful"
  • The Dead | James Joyce

    The Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Richard Setlok
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    "His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead." A sentimental song performed at a Christmas party brings back the memory of a lost love in this extraordinary short story, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever written. The textured language of Joyce's richly-drawn Dubliners comes to life in this masterful reading, which also includes "Ivy Day in the Committee Room."

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