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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43,216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Joyce Narrator: Frank McCourt, Patrick McCabe Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Elizabeth Madden | 2/17/2014

    " Wonderful short stories about paralysis and colonial/patriarchal oppression in early 20th century Dublin! This book is packed with riches, but in order to fully appreciate them, I think it is helpful to read some background material, particularly Joyce's letters, and to have some knowledge of the historical period and cultural background, in order to fully comprehend the themes which the author was exploring, and which he continued to explore in other works- "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" and "Ulysses".The realist style of these short stories makes them, I think, more generally accessible to many readers,as they are less stylistically complex and multi layered layered than "Ulysses", whilst still having plenty of depth for the avid student to immerse himself in, as the huge amount of excellent, scholarly writing about them clearly demonstrates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve | 2/2/2014

    " Though the language and the colloquialisms may be a bit dated, Joyce captures the resilient Irish soul in a collection of loosely connected short stories. From the prototypical short-story Araby to the "how-to" of parallel storytelling in The Dead, Joyce keeps it lively with fresh characters, scenes, and glimpses of page turning, turn of the century living. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Larry | 1/29/2014

    " All the familiar names, faces and types from Joyce's Dublin, visited again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vasilis | 1/23/2014

    " In general, I did not like the short stories contained in the book. They are too sketchy and indifferent. However, the final short story, "The Dead", is of outstanding quality. I would urge anybody to read it. It is simple and yet profound. Life meets death and happiness meets sadness in this sublime work of genius. "

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