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Download Classic Irish Short Stories, Volume 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Classic Irish Short Stories, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by James Joyce
3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Joyce Narrator: Charlton Griffin Publisher: Audio Connoisseur Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2004 ISBN:
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The Irish have always had a knack for telling wonderful stories, and their fantastic ability has been recognized from early Gaelic times. For centuries, stories of all kinds have been offered to friends and strangers alike as a form of entertainment and communication. Today in Ireland, the short story is revered even above the novel. Hearing these magnificent stories, we become aware of more than just the humor and travail of a small island. In some magical, mysterious fashion, as we listen, we all become Irish in a grand, tragi-comedy of life, and these stories show us what makes the human being the special creature he is.

Volume I includes Homesickness and Julia Cahill's Curse by George Moore; Innocence by Sean O'Faolain; The Fairy Goose by Liam O'Flaherty; The Sphinx without a Secret by Oscar Wilde; Adventures of a Strolling Player by Oliver Goldsmith; The Weaver's Grave by Seamus O'Kelly; My Oedipus Complex by Frank O'Connor; The Boarding House by James Joyce; and The Leaping Trout by David Hogan.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 6/2/2011

    " Beautifully written, if depressing, stories that ultimately paint a portrait of a section of Irish culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 5/27/2011

    " Some of the most beautiful and profound prose of the 20th century. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 5/26/2011

    " Nice how each story is short, easy to read them in one go. Lovely little poignant stories about life in Dublin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deepti | 5/13/2011

    " Joyce's simple stories keep one gripped. Wonderful collection and a great introduction to Joyce. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ori | 5/13/2011

    " Reading this was like reading something that I could have understood if I had been alive in or just after while Joyce was alive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 patrycja | 5/12/2011

    " This is collection of short stories, which I've found more tolerable to read than other Joyce works. Still, all places, emotions and names of the characters are repetitive. Not to mention how sad, unhappy and frustrated are all people in those stories. It's rather depressing. Good for one read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ridhwan | 5/12/2011

    " Kisah-kisah 'dear dirty Dublin' yang santai dan tenang. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Willeke | 5/12/2011

    " Needless to say, I am very biased when it comes to books set in Ireland, and in particular in Dublin... but Joyce is Joyce and a brilliant author who deserves to be in the top 3 of Ireland's best authors ever! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adil | 5/8/2011

    " These short stories are off the hook! "

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About the Author
Author James Joyce

James Joyce (1882–1941) was an Irish expatriate writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. He is best known for his landmark novel Ulysses and its highly controversial successor Finnegans Wake, as well as the short-story collection Dubliners and the semi-autobiographical novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.