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    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Colin Farrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    This quintessential coming-of-age novel describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus. It is set in Ireland during the 19th century, which was a time of emerging Irish nationalism and conservative Catholicism. Highly autobiographical in nature, the work is also notable for its being the first one in which Joyce uses innovative “stream of consciousness” writing style. A Portrait... follows Stephen Dedalus from his babyhood into early adulthood.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Bitterly disappointed

    • By James on 01-29-19

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,565
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,218
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,194

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ulysses (Unabridged)

    • By Peter Deane on 01-22-09

    Regular price: $104.99

    • Dubliners (Harper Audio Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Patrick McCabe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Stories, Poor Performance

    • By Deirdre on 12-30-11

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 42 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 188

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterful performance. Forty hours of poetry.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-25-16

    Regular price: $41.99

    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Orenstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great short listen - tension builds at the end!

    • By Anna on 10-19-16

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 105

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pure Joyce

    • By sleiii on 05-27-11

    Regular price: $38.46

    • Finnegans Wake

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Cyril Cusack, Siobhan McKenna
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Only part of the book

    • By Vikki on 06-03-16

    Regular price: $8.25

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Orenstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 230
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 208
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 206

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I don't understand the hate...

    • By J. Grablowski on 01-05-18

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes, Kayleigh Payne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    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."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In A Catagory of One

    • By Stephen on 03-02-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The James Joyce BBC Radio Collection

    • Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man & Dubliners
    • By: James Joyce, Gordon Bowker
    • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Frances Barber, Full Cast, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Three BBC radio productions of major works by James Joyce - plus Gordon Bowker’s fascinating biographical account of his life.

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Dubliners

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Edward on 07-21-09

    Regular price: $9.07

    • 10-Minute Short Stories

    • By: James Joyce, Anton Chekhov, Leo Tolstoy, and others
    • Narrated by: Emma Hignett, Sir Michael Redgrave, Bart Wolffe
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A selection of stories to entertain for when you have a spare 10 minutes, including "After the Race", by James Joyce; "Three Questions", by Leo Tolstoy; "The Child's Story", by Charles Dickens; and "A Transgression", by Anton Chekhov, read by Sir Michael Redgrave.

    Regular price: $13.78

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Though Ulysses is widely regarded as a "difficult" novel, this fresh and lively reading shows its comic genius as well as its great moments of poignance, making it more accessible than ever before.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fine Performance But Too Abridged

    • By Jay on 09-11-04

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Burghart Klaußner, Matthias Brandt, Wolfram Koch
    • Length: 38 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    18 Kapitel hat der Roman, in dem wir einen Tag lang den Anzeigenakquisiteur Leopold Bloom durch Dublin begleiten. Ein ums andere Mal tauchen wir mit den...

    Regular price: $44.72

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 399
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 272

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Soul Struggling to Fly Free

    • By Jefferson on 08-29-11

    Regular price: $33.95

    • Dubliners (Naxos Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 460
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 361
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 358

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An approachable Joyce

    • By Robert on 12-16-10

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Finnegans Wake

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Finnegans Wake, the greatest avant-garde novel of all time, was first published 70 years ago - and people are still trying to work out what it is about. There is Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker - aka HCE (Here Comes Everyone) - and Anna Livia Plurabelle, but also Finnegan the hod carrier (or was he a giant?), whose wake is the subject of the book. This is a masterly reading of the abridged version, with copious notes aiding comprehension.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome<br />this is the best audio version by far

    • By Dr Hooly on 04-23-16

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    The main character in this short story is Gabriel Conroy and the entire short story takes place during his attendance at a holiday party, annually thrown by his aunts. Near the end of the party Gabriel sees his wife, Gretta, in a new and expanded way at the same moment when she is reminiscing on a song being sung at the party. Listen as James Joyce weaves harsh realities back into this story, as is characteristic with other stories in this series, "Dubliners".

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    This is a story from the Dubliners, Volume 2 collection.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superlative performance of an extraordinary story

    • By NYC Amazon buyer on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Great Classic Stories II

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, James Joyce, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Kate Fenton, Stephen R. Thorne, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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!

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great selection of stories

    • By Zaubermond on 02-04-13

    Regular price: $15.36

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