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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,640 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Joyce Narrator: Bart Wolffe Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN:
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The final short story in the collection Dubliners and often considered the best of Joyce's shorter works.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 2/20/2014

    " The Dead is the only short story (practically a novella) I've read that reduced me to tears, and it still has the power to do it (as does the brilliant John Huston film adaptation). The last few pages are amongst the most moving I've ever read, and it makes the story more powerful when you re-read it. I've still not got round to Ulysses or (gulp) Finnegans Wake, but this is an incredible piece of writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 stew | 2/19/2014

    " "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 Katie | 2/10/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ignas | 2/8/2014

    " Goodness gracious, I am lost for words. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 2/4/2014

    " The first time I've read Joyce outside of the classroom. Read it online at Bibliomania. Just beautiful and heartbreaking. I feel like there might have been more to say, but it just sort of ends. In a way, I'm glad, because of just how intense and heartbreaking it is, but I also feel like maybe there is more to say. I will definitely be reading more by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 1/26/2014

    " My favorite work by Joyce. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma Weine | 1/21/2014

    " I just don't enjoy Joyce much. I didn't ten years ago when I couldn't make it through Ulysses, or five years ago when the significance of the Portrait was lost on me, and again today when I thought that maybe a short story of his would suit me better and so read The Dead. I'm very aware its been called a True Masterpiece, and the best short story ever written, but I didn't LOVE it that much and the Epiphany Style of his didn't make it any better for me. I shed no tears, I made no plans to re-read it every New Year, but I will read it again because there were beautiful sentences and turns of phrase as well as very clever character illustration. As for being the best ever however, I guess it's just not my cup of tea. P.S. I heard you all GASP in horror just then! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winonah | 1/9/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Talai | 1/8/2014

    " This is a short story by Joyce and worth the 2 hours it took me to read it. I'm sure most of you had to read it in school (which is why I am reading it now.) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen | 1/4/2014

    " I do not accept this story. I am sorry. English professors can love it all they want and I will still be horrifyingly disappointed each time I read it. P.S. The symbolism is lame, not intriguing, Dr. Shigley. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ange | 12/31/2013

    " Just listened to an audio book. Reader had an Irish accent. Haven't read Joyce before. Still not sure what I think. Found it interesting, if not entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sahar N | 12/22/2013

    " 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 Zuly | 11/27/2013

    " Quick read, interesting, a bit depressing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 11/18/2013

    " If you are going to read only one James Joyce novel, this is the one. It's more accessible than "Ulysses" or even "Portrait of the Artist as Young Man". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 10/20/2013

    " 'One by one, they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.' "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 9/12/2013

    " Perhaps the most beautiful ending to a story I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alex | 8/14/2013

    " This novella is supposedly a masterpiece of shorter fiction. There is almost no action, everything is based on subtext and the character relations. It's pretty boring and a bit depressing near the end, but not so depressing that it ruins your day. Just sort of, 'meh'. Not sure what the big deal is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 7/24/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merrideth | 7/9/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maria Atchison | 4/21/2013

    " Very slow throughout in character development and flow, but the end makes it all count. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/11/2013

    " A novella that actually made sense to the common reader. Some truly great thoughts that linger after surprise "epiphany" ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bryant | 4/6/2013

    " Snowfall and heart break. A theme to which I am accustomed. Great short by, in my opinion, one of the last centuries best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Simonetti | 3/2/2013

    " This is not something I enjoyed, despite the good press. I could not get into the writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linds | 2/27/2013

    " this is one of my favorite short stories...lovely lovely "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Oxford | 2/17/2013

    " The ending The Dead is some of the best prose writing ever put to paper. Absolutely amazing. "

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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.