Ulysses by James Joyce

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
February 2019
31 hours 33 minutes
Ulysses is a novel by James Joyce, first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. It is considered one of the most important works of Modernist literature.
Ulysses chronicles the passage through Dublin by its main character, Leopold Bloom, during an ordinary day, June 16, 1904. The title alludes to the hero of Homer's Odyssey (Latinised into Ulysses), and there are many parallels, both implicit and explicit, between the two works (e.g., the correspondences between Leopold Bloom and Odysseus, Molly Bloom and Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus and Telemachus).
Few first editions generate more excitement among traders in rare books than Ulysses. Since the novel's debut, many experts have reinterpreted surviving drafts to produce revised texts, but this edition remains the one that Joyce himself reviewed and corrected prior to the initial publication. Thus, this volume represents the version truest to the author's vision.
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George G.

I\'ve looked forward to this book for a long time. I can\'t express how disappointed I was at the narrator\'s first utterance. My stomach sank. I knew instantly I couldn\'t continue. I\'ve completed over 700 volumes and this person was the weakest performer I\'ve ever heard. \r\n\r\nI hope that in the future the producers will be more particular when they hire talent to perform these classics.

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Xhante V.

I was so looking forward to having this as an audiobook. I only listened to the sample. Needless to say, I’ll save my credit for something else. The narration is horrid. It sounds like a LibriVox recording. From the first, the narrator stumbles and repeats himself. So disappointing. I’m crossing my fingers that a decent version will be released in the near future.

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Ulysses in a Canadian accent with all the place names mispronounced? No, not when Joyce so painstakingly and meticulously identified each and every site named in the book.

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Lora F.

Although the narrator for Molly Bloom read well, having anyone but a sexythroated Irish woman read for Molly-especially the Penelope chapter-is an artistic travesty. SO disappointed !

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