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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Without hesitation. Masterly crafted by Joyce, and the reading from Jim Norton - flawless.
What did you like best about this story?
The wind down at the end. Sublime.
Have you listened to any of Jim Norton’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I haven't listened to any other of Jim Norton's performances, but after hearing his handling of this work, I will be looking out for more readings by Jim.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Again, the wind down at the end (denoument.) Both beautiful and sad.
Any additional comments?
If you find yourself with an hour and a half to spare, download this. Low price - highest of quality. Dim the lights and let Joyce and Jim work their magic. You won't be disappointed.
Not one of my favourites. An oddity and very old fashioned, which normally is irrelevant to me, but in this case is at the forefront of what I do not like. The moral of the story is what it is all about and I became exceedingly disappointed when the long awaited climax turned out to be a rather flat ending. I will need to listen to this several times over the next few years, maybe then it will grow on me and the 'so called beauty' of this story will reveal itself.
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Jim Norton gives the most subtle, thoughtful, gorgeously layered performance of Joyce. Both The Dead and (a much longer investment of time) Ulysses are, for my money, definitive readings.