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    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Richard on 02-04-12

    Regular price: £98.49

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

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

    Regular price: £27.49

    • Dubliners (Harper Audio Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Frank McCourt, Patrick McCabe
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Utterly spellbinding

    • By jacqueline on 25-12-12

    Regular price: £27.69

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 42 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    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
    • Amazing - get this version!

    • By markj on 05-12-14

    Regular price: £39.39

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Gerry O'Brien
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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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.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • 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: £23.99

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes, Kayleigh Payne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not a gripping story but a great performance

    • By PT on 02-01-19

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Finnegans Wake

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Elucidating

    • By caz on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £19.09

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Drew Dillon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first novel by James Joyce, this semi-autobiographical narrative depicts the life of Stephen Dedalus, a character created as an allusion to Daedalus, a craftsman in Greek mythology. Beginning by depicting the early stages of Stephen's life, the language of the novel grows with the main character as he awakens sexually and rebels against religion. When he realizes that Ireland is restricting him, he commits to a self-imposed exile and travels elsewhere to grow as an artist - but not before declaring Ireland his homeland.

    Regular price: £21.19

    • Dubliners, Volume 1

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: £15.59

    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

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

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The most beautiful short story?

    • By Joan J. on 31-03-15

    Regular price: £2.89

    • Dubliners (Naxos Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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
    • Dubliners (Unabridged)

    • By Samina on 02-12-08

    Regular price: £28.49

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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
    • Excellent Rendition of Joyce's Masterpiece

    • By John on 31-08-10

    Regular price: £36.09

    • 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 30
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    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
    • A potrait

    • By Amazon Customer on 17-03-18

    Regular price: £1.39

    • Dubliners

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: T. P. McKenna
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 72
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4 out of 5 stars 62

    James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born in 1882 in Dublin but spent most of his life living with Nora Barnacle in various parts of Europe. Apart from a collection of verse, Dubliners was his first published work in 1914. In Dubliners, Joyce portrays quite brilliantly human relationships in Ireland at the turn of the century. His characters are so vital and exciting and the stories so fresh, evocative, and entertaining that they could well have been written today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life, Death and Dublin

    • By Francis on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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
    • highly recommended

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-11-18

    Regular price: £31.59

    • The Dead

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Orenstein
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    Regular price: £0.69

    • Ulysses (Dramatised)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Stephen Rea
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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
    • A GOOD WAY TO LEARN WHAT ULYSSES THE BOOK IS ABOUT

    • By Highlight on 05-08-17

    Regular price: £20.00

    • Dubliners (AmazonClassics Edition)

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

    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. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Dubliners seems timeless, unfortunately.

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-04-18

    Regular price: £6.49

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      4 out of 5 stars 7

    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
    • A fantastic book (literally)

    • By M. R. Beaumont on 07-09-18

    Regular price: £28.99

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