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    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,497
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,129

    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 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 169

    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

    • 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 209
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 186

    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 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    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

    • Finnegans Wake

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Cyril Cusack, Siobhan McKenna
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • riverrun

    • By Michael Bubb on 07-25-15

    Regular price: $8.25

    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Orenstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's Joyce well read…

    • By Rob Osborne on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 42 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 179
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 175

    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

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • Dubliners

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Killavey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Tad Davis on 09-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dubliners

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Daniel Adam Day
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 25
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      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    "A few light taps upon the pane made him turn to the window. It had begun to snow again. He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the lamplight. The time had come for him to set out on his journey westward. Yes, the newspapers were right: snow was general all over Ireland. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly upon the Bog of Allen and, farther westward, softly falling into the dark mutinous Shannon waves."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dubliners By James

    • By Mira Wilson on 08-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • 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 389
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 262
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 263

    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

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $14.00

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SPECTACULAR!

    • By Mike on 12-06-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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

    • Dubliners (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Alan Smyth, Alana Kerr Collins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    In exploring everyday life and its intersections with death, this enduring collection of stories offers a naturalistic depiction of the working class in early twentieth-century Dublin. Joyce masterfully portrays frustrations and aborted desires to escape the mundane; transformative epiphanies both great and small; and the restraints, loneliness, violence, and contemplations of lives lived. 

    Regular price: $6.99

    • The Founding Fathers

    • By: Joyce Appleby, James McGregor Burns, Susan Dunn, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Rohan
    • Length: 22 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 83

    The Founding Fathers series, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., examines the presidencies of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A well presented short series

    • By Hal VT on 05-04-12

    Regular price: $47.93

    • Dubliners

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • great book, dull performance

    • By Tim on 04-11-17

    Regular price: $26.95

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    In this largely autobiographical coming-of-age story, James Joyce describes the awakening young mind of a middle-class Irish Catholic boy named Stephen Dedalus. The story follows Stephen’s development from his early troubled boyhood through an adolescent crisis of faith—partially inspired by the famous “hellfire sermon” preached by Father Arnall, and partly by the guilt of his own precocious sexual adventures—to his discovery of his ultimate destiny as a poet.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Tough one to absorb in audio form

    • By Anonymous User on 06-04-17

    Regular price: $19.56

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 210

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but a little rushed

    • By Tad Davis on 10-07-08

    Regular price: $23.09

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