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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 1,463
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,123
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,101

    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 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    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 193
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 172
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    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: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 42 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    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: 30 hrs
    • 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

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 387
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 261

    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

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes, Kayleigh Payne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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 69
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    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

    • Dubliners (Tantor Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb reader for Joyce

    • By Paul on 06-14-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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

    • 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 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Orenstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    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 Robert E. Osborne on 11-07-16

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Dubliners (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Alan Smyth, Alana Kerr Collins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Ulysses (Dramatised)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Stephen Rea
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    The young poet Stephen has been recalled from Paris to Dublin to be at his mother’s deathbed. But he refuses her dying wishes: to kneel and pray for her. Now, holed up in his Martello tower outside the city walls, he has to suffer the taunts of Buck Mulligan by day and, by night, the vision of ‘her eyes, shaking out of death to shake and bend my soul.’ Timelessly evocative, Ulysses is far more than the story of Stephen Dedalus’ journey through Dublin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Appreciating Ulysses for the first time

    • By Edward on 09-15-12

    Regular price: $20.66

    • 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 25
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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

    • James Joyce Collection

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Byrne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
    • Abridged
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    In short stories, poems, and monumental novels, James Joyce set out to discover the meaning of his nationality, simultaneously celebrating and ridiculing the history of Ireland in the brilliant style that has made him the most towering figure in the literary landscape of the early 20th century. Dublin-born, Gabriel Byrne - who has starred in many films, including Little Women and The Usual Suspects - clearly brings to life Joyce's short stories from Dubliners and selections from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Dubliners

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The 15 short stories that make up James Joyce's Dubliners give a realistic account of the life in and around Dublin, Ireland, in the early 20th century. In many of the short stories within the work, Joyce includes the Irish struggle for self-identity through epiphanies from the main characters.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dubliners (Naxos Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 450
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 347

    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

    • Ulysses, Volume 1

    • Episodes 1-3
    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 176
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, 16 June 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
    • This book shouldn't be

    • By Timothy on 03-13-05

    Regular price: $24.50

    • 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 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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

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