Dubliners (Harper Audio Edition)

  • by James Joyce
  • Narrated by Frank McCourt, Patrick McCabe
  • 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. First published in 1914, the stories are as cogent and accessible as they are memorably touching. Both the spiritually deadening atmosphere that drove Joyce from his homeland and the irresistible emotional pull it kept on him to the end of his days become heartbreakingly beautiful. Each time you listen, the stories will become resonantly deeper.

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Utterly spellbinding

I approached Joyce's 'Dubliners' with some trepidation, having struggled with my father's ancient, hard back edition; ultimately giving up in frustration at not 'getting it'. This audio version, however, is spellbinding. The narrators voices, with their gently Irish lilt bring out the nuance and meaning to every story, hitting just the right pitch for both the humour and the pathos of these simple, yet astonishingly complex tales. The characters sing in your head and it's hard to get rid of them. Poverty, pretension, humour and pathos mixed with wry, social commentatory and unforgetable honesty. At last I 'get' Joyce. Wonderful stuff.
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- jacqueline

Good collection of stories

Very easy to listen to and very nostalgic. It really gives you an insight into yesteryear; of how the different classes were regarded in Ireland.
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- Amanda Shute

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-03-2000
  • Publisher: HarperAudio