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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 415
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 279

    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

    • The Third Policeman

    • By: Flann O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Flann O'Brien's most popular and surrealistic novel concerns an imaginary, hellish village police force and a local murder. Weird, satirical, and very funny, its popularity has suddenly increased with the mention of the novel in the TV series Lost.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Imaginative brilliance

    • By Nigel Nicholson on 10-03-14

    Regular price: £36.19

    • The Sea

    • By: John Banville
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    When art historian Max Morden returns to the seaside village where he once spent a childhood holiday, he is both escaping from a recent loss and confronting a distant trauma.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dull and self-indulgent

    • By ciarando on 23-05-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • 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 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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: Jim Norton
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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

    • Dubliners (Naxos Edition)

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • Crown and Country

    • A History of England through the Monarchy
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Tim Pigott-Smith, Jim Norton
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The monarchy is one of Britain’s longest surviving institutions – as well as one of its most tumultuous and revered. In this masterful book, David Starkey looks at the monarchy as a whole, charting its history from Roman times, to the Wars of the Roses, the chaos of the Civil War, the fall of Charles I and Cromwell's emergence as Lord Protector – all the way up until the Victorian era when Britain’s monarchs came face-to-face with modernity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Informative and Interesting

    • By Once We Were Fiction on 09-10-11

    Regular price: £14.49

    • An Ideal Husband

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jacqueline Bisset, Paul Gutrecht, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    A tender love story, a serpentine villainess, a glittering setting in London society, and a showering of Wildean witticism are only a few of the reasons why this play has enjoyed hugely successful revivals in London, in New York, and on the silver screen. This 1895 drama is eerily prescient, as it examines the plight of a promising politician, desperate to hide a secret in his past. With empathy and wit, Oscar Wilde explores the pitfalls of holding public figures to higher standards than the rest of us.

    Regular price: £6.39

    • The Great Poets: W. B. Yeats

    • By: W. B. Yeats
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Denys Hawthorne, Marcella Riordan, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Naxos AudioBooks continues its new series of Great Poets, represented by collections of their most popular poems in one program. W. B. Yeats was one of the most beloved poets of the 20th century. He left a large legacy of outstanding poems, and the finest are collected here: "Down by the Salley Gardens," "The Lake Isle of Inisfree," "The Secret Rose," and "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven". They are read by a strong cast, led by Olivier award-winner Jim Norton.

    Regular price: £9.89

    • The Dead

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

    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

    • Happy Endings

    • The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch
    • By: Jim Norton
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Comedian Jim Norton is dirty...really dirty...the kind of dirty that makes The Aristocrats look like a knock-knock joke. Fortunately for him, his kind of dirty humor has earned him the distinction of being third microphone on the immensely popular Opie & Anthony syndicated radio show. In Happy Endings, Jim brings his raw, hilarious, and offensively honest comedy to Audible® listeners.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Shame

    • By TaraLondon on 09-09-18
    • The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch
    • By: Jim Norton
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 21-06-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats

    • By: Compiled by John Kavanagh
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Denys Hawthorne, Nicholas Boulton, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    William Butler Yeats remains one of the most popular poets of the 20th century.

    "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven," "Down by the Salley Gardens," "The Secret Rose": these are just a few of the poems that made William Butler Yeats an international figure. Born in Dublin in 1865, Yeats drew strength from the Irish tradition, as can be seen in this special audiobook, which presents the most important poems in the context of his life and ambitions.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An entertaining listen

    • By catsatcastle on 07-03-10

    Regular price: £12.19

    • Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, That Time, & A Piece of Monologue

    • By: Samuel Beckett
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Juliet Stevenson, John Moffatt, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 14

    These four works show Samuel Beckett at his most penetrating. Both Krapp's Last Tape (1958) and Not I (1972) are among the most striking pieces written for the theatre in the 20th century. An old man sits at a table, playing back old tapes made when he was younger, mixed glimpses of past feelings. In Not I, we have just a mouth expressing memories and torment in a torrent of words.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Of course it's genius

    • By ReadingWild on 05-11-16

    Regular price: £11.89

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Joyce describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus: significant memories from infancy, schooldays, family life, his first taste of sin, guilt, repentance - and his passage to freedom as he elects to leave Ireland forever. This is, in effect, an autobiography. Dedalus is Joyce; every person he encounters and every incident he experiences, is drawn from life. The writing, though, displays the colour and imagination of the very finest fiction.

    Regular price: £15.59

    • Ulysses, Volume 3

    • Episodes 16-18
    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Monarchy

    • England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Monarchy encompasses the greatest and most notorious events in our history. From the War of the Roses to the infamous Gunpowder Plot, the bloody battles of the English Civil War to the madness of King George III, the Napoleonic Era to the heyday of Empire under Victoria, and finally to our present-day Queen Elizabeth II, Monarchy offers a radical reappraisal of English nationhood, culture, and politics, shown through the most central institution in English life.

    • England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors
    • By: David Starkey
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 09-10-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 19 ratings

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Ulysses

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £16.49

    • Dubliners, Volume 1

    • By: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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 New Policeman

    • By: Kate Thompson
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    There is never enough time in Kinvara. When Helen Liddy is asked what she wants for her birthday, she says, "Time. That's what I want. Time." Fifteen-year-old JJ is continuing the Liddy family tradition with his fiddle-playing. But one day, he discovers that music might not be the only thing that runs in his veins. Was his great-grandfather was a murderer? When JJ sets out to buy his mother some time, he discovers the answer, as well as some truly remarkable things about music, myth, and magic.

    Regular price: £12.00

    • Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    • By: T.E. Lawrence
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Although Lawrence of Arabia died in 1935, the story of his life has captured the imagination of succeeding generations. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom is a monumental work in which he chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay

    • By Jo Blogs on 06-12-14

    Regular price: £15.59

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