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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,637 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Joyce Narrator: Richard Setlok Publisher: Commuter's Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead. A sentimental song performed at a Christmas party brings back the memory of a lost love in this extraordinary short story, widely regarded as one of the greatest ever written. The textured language of Joyce's richly-drawn Dubliners comes to life in this masterful reading, which also includes Ivy Day in the Committee Room. 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 Jake | 2/17/2014

    " Quite simply the best short story ever written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merrideth | 2/4/2014

    " It was a bit too descriptive in some places, but the story itself was thoughtfully done. I love the character of Gabriel because he's such a clueless man. The poetic ending is beautifully done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/1/2014

    " Beautiful and depressing. The quintessential Joyce, in other words. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 2/1/2014

    " james joyce just doesn't seem to do it for me; doesn't capture my interest; a well written story, of course; but i just don't seem to care. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane Vanoosterhout | 1/19/2014

    " It becomes more beautiful each time I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beverly J. | 1/15/2014

    " I really didn't like it much til the final few pages. That was lovely and could've been a short story all on it's own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff | 12/6/2013

    " If you give this under 3 stars, you should just die, honestly. Fuck opinions, this is genius, plain and simple "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 11/26/2013

    " This is a beautiful elegant short story if Christmas; a time and a place gone. One of his best "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kat | 11/15/2013

    " Without a doubt, the best fucking short story I've ever read. It starts slow, with some boring party, and just builds and builds until it breaks your heart and heals it at the same time. READ IT! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel Sommer | 7/15/2013

    " A wonderful short story that describes various relationships and interactions during a party. Joyce's voice and clean prose illustrate such a powerful and deep setting that creates the story and the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maddie | 7/5/2013

    " Read junior year AP English, kinda forgot about it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winonah | 6/25/2013

    " No story I've read used sensory experiences to build up to what happens in the mind as well as this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Whitcomb | 3/31/2013

    " Gorgeous writing and a wonderful example of how something simple, told with honest and extremely specific detail, can rattle the soul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon Johnson | 2/17/2013

    " Really, *the* perfect short story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caitlyn | 1/11/2013

    " I don't think I really "got" this one, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emma | 10/21/2012

    " Review upcoming. For now: read this today to celebrate Bloomsday but did not experience it as the best short fiction piece at all "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 3/2/2012

    " Absolutely amazing. I never thought I would like James Joyce, but I studied The Dead in an undergrad class for an entire quarter, and I am blown away by it every time I read it. It's worth it for the characters, the sadness, and especially, the last few pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 stew | 2/18/2012

    " "His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universe and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aziz | 1/8/2012

    " Favourite story from James Joyce's 'Dubliners'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denya | 1/3/2012

    " Read this for class. I wasn't sure where it was going for a long time, but I did like the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 9/7/2011

    " Great stuff!! Such accurate portrayal of outer life and suppressed inner turmoil... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonia | 7/6/2011

    " Read it. They writing style is one you'll remember a long, long time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sahar N | 6/28/2011

    " Long is the time for some bruises to heal,and may be they never will. "

  • 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 5/6/2011

    " Great collection of stories, all of them were good--Eveline and The Dead were absolutely amazing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 4/30/2011

    " Joyce's writing is so good, but this honestly could have been about five stories less. I look forward to reading his novels in the near future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 4/29/2011

    " the ways in which both the social interactions of daily life are portrayed as well as the human psyche of the participants were both excellent and original. The stories themselves were sometimes a bit dry for my taste, but the imagery was brilliant. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 samuel | 4/23/2011

    " nice short stories about dubliners. as you might guess. like the public house scenes, and the lack of reliance on plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gretchen | 4/21/2011

    " The Dead, The Sisters and Araby are great! The rest are so-so. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 4/18/2011

    " Although there are no plots to speak of, the characters are clearly described. Joyce is able to transport you to that time and place through dialogue and description.

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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.