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  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 16 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.

    Peter Deane says: "Ulysses (Unabridged)"
  • Ulysses | James Joyce

    Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Tadhg Hynes, Kayleigh Payne
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    Tadhg Hynes, a Dubliner, narrates James Joyce's revolutionary masterpiece. Hynes says, "Don't be put off by its reputation. You don't need a university degree (though some like to think that you do!). It's a book for everyone, and as you become familiar with the way Joyce writes, this becomes obvious. I've tried to bring out the Dublin wit and the unique language of its people, and I hope that this adds to the enjoyment of this great book."

  • 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.

    Robert E. Osborne says: "It's Joyce well read…"
  • 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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Masterful performance. Forty hours of poetry."
  • 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.

    Karen L. says: "I love the beginning with the little boy."
  • 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 Bubb says: "riverrun"
  • James Joyce: Revised Edition | Richard Ellman

    James Joyce: Revised Edition

    • UNABRIDGED (38 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Richard Ellman
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    Richard Ellmann has revised and expanded his definitive work on Joyce's life to include newly discovered primary material, including details of a failed love affair, a limerick about Samuel Beckett, a dream notebook, previously unknown letters, and much more.

    Josh says: "Worth It"
  • 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 (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!!!!"
  • The Dead | James Joyce

    The Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Jim Norton
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    This is a story from the Dubliners, Volume 2 collection.

  • 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"
  • "All the Living and the Dead": The Literature of James Joyce

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Thomas Merton
    • Narrated By Thomas Merton
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    Join Thomas Merton in exploring the literature and spiritual background of the greatest novelist of the 20th century: James Joyce. Joyce wrote some of the most acclaimed masterpieces of modern literature: Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners, and Finnegans Wake. Educated by Jesuits and deeply influenced by Thomas Aquinas, Joyce wove Catholicism into his works. Now, you have the rare opportunity to join Thomas Merton, one of the greatest modern spiritual writers, in four amazing lectures on Joyce's literature.

  • The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses | Kevin Birmingham

    The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Kevin Birmingham
    • Narrated By John Keating
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    Literary historian Kevin Birmingham follows Joyce's years as a young writer, his feverish work on his literary masterpiece, and his ardent love affair with Nora Barnacle, the model for Molly Bloom. Joyce and Nora socialized with literary greats like Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Beach. Their support helped Joyce fight an array of anti-vice crusaders while his book was disguised and smuggled, pirated and burned in the United States and Britain.

    Chris Reich says: "Excellent and Informative"
  • Joyce's Ulysses |  The Great Courses

    Joyce's Ulysses

    • ORIGINAL (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By The Great Courses
    • Narrated By Professor James A. W. Heffernan
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    Ulysses depicts a world that is as fully conceived and vibrant as anything in Homer or Shakespeare. It has been delighting and puzzling readers since it was first published on Joyce's 40th birthday in 1922. And here, Professor Heffernan maps the brilliance, passion, humanity, and humor of Joyce's modern Odyssey in these 24 lectures that finally make a beguiling literary masterpiece accessible for any reader willing to give it a chance.

    Elisa says: "Good to Begin With"
  • James Joyce's Dubliners | James Joyce

    James Joyce's Dubliners

    • ABRIDGED (54 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Charles Keating
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    TV actor Charles Keating provides superb narratives of "Araby", "Eveline", and "Counterparts" from Joyce's brilliant collection of stories, rich with memorable characters and displaying his genius for the subtleties and nuances of language.

  • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man | James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By David McCallion
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    Stephen Dedalus, a poor boy in Ireland at the end of the 19th century, gives up everything, his family, social ties, and his church, to devote his life to his passion - writing. The novel goes through the boy's life as a student in a very strict, Catholic boarding school in Ireland, and how that upbringing shaped his childhood and family, including an intense, politically charged argument over the Christmas dinner table. The listener follows Stephen through his preteen and teenage years, growing more poor as the years go on.

    Ethical Science says: "Fatal flaw"
  • Dubliners | James Joyce

    Dubliners

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Connor Sheridan
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    These vivid, tightly focused observations about the life of Dublin's poorer classes originally made publishers uneasy: the stories contain unconventional themes and coarse language, and they mention actual people and places. Today, however, the stories are admired. They are considered to be masterful representations of Dublin done with economy and grace - representations, as Joyce himself once explained, of a chapter in the moral history of Ireland that give the Irish a good look at themselves.

  • Dubliners: A Volume in the Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers Series | James Joyce

    Dubliners: A Volume in the Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers Series

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By James Joyce
    • Narrated By Gerry O'Brien
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    Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. They form a naturalistic depiction of Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The initial stories in the collection are narrated by child protagonists, and as the stories continue, they deal with the lives and concerns of progressively older people. This is in line with Joyce's tripartite division of the collection into childhood, adolescence, and maturity.

    Tad Davis says: "Loved it!"
  • 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"
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