Ulysses

  • by James Joyce
  • Narrated by Donal Donnelly
  • 42 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Amazing - get this version!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It took me a while to decide which recording to opt for, but this is the one. It is astounding.


What about Donal Donnelly’s performance did you like?

Donal Donnelly's performance is fantastic. He was chosen to do it by Joyce's estate, and he's great.


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- markj

Long overdue read... beautiful language

A book I long longed to read but which I had previously abandoned on more than one occasion. Not this time.

Having it beautifully read and listened to made it much more of a pleasure; accompanying it with a Kindle to see the text and its layout, added further value. I also listened to the Great Courses series of lectures on Joyce's Ulysses (further insights and depth into Joyce and the allusions and parallels with Homer's Odyssey and original Ulysses); this further enriched the experience of reading, listening and thinking about the book.

If you've wondered about Ulysses and its famed free associations, descriptions of everyday life and sex, humour and onomatopoeia... just get it and start listening.

This is an in-depth analysis of the experiences and lives of three people (Leopold Bloom, Stephen Dedalus and Molly Bloom) over an 18 hour period. We learn about their struggles and interactions in the context of anti-semitism in Dublin Ireland at the turn of the 19/20th Century. It is described in great depth, breadth and more than a little mirth.

Joyce's sense of humour shines through; it may not be easy going but it is always interesting and entertaining and often hilarious...
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- Anthony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2013
  • Publisher: Recorded Books