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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43,824 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Joyce Narrator: Donal Donnelly, Miriam Healy-Louie Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781470348366
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This complex, controversial novel records the events of one Dublin day. Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom participate in and observe human activities, many base and obscene, and respond with their own emotions, thoughts, and memories. It was banned in thi Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Ulysses will immortalize its author with the same certainty that Gargantua immortalized Rabelais and The Brothers Karamazov immortalized Dostoevsky…It comes nearer to being the perfect revelation of a personality than any book in existence.”

    New York Times

  • “To my mind one of the most significant and beautiful books of our time.”


  • “In the last pages of the book, Joyce soars to such rhapsodies of beauty as have probably never been equaled in English prose fiction.”

    New Republic

  • “Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day, which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Talk about understanding ‘feminine psychology’—I have never read anything to surpass it, and I doubt if I have ever read anything to equal it.”

    Arnold Bennett

  • “Whether speaking Latin, French, Spanish, Greek, German, Hebrew, Italian, Gaelic, or biblical English, Donnelly maintains linguistic integrity without losing meaning. Miriam Healy-Louie, a lovely voiced Irish actress, performs with natural ease...The pacing is perfect for literature of this density, with plenty of pauses to allow the wonderful language to do its work. Donnelly tirelessly performs dialects of all types; conveys the humor and satire so easily missed in relatively toneless silent reading; pushes through some of the most outrageously convoluted, elaborate and erudite sentences in the English language; breaks into all manner of song; and, all in all, celebrates...the joy of language. This oral interpretation opens up the inaccessible.”


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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.

About the Narrator

Donal Donnelly is an Irish-born film and stage actor who trained at Dublin’s Gate Theatre and later joined the world-famous Abbey Theatre. In addition to playing numerous roles on Broadway and in films, he has established himself as a first-rate narrator. Known for his inspired interpretations of James Joyce, his spirited, lyrical delivery has made him a favorite among listeners.