• von James Joyce
  • Sprecher: Jim Norton
  • 27 Std. 16 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, June 16th 1904, largely through the eyes of Stephen Dedalus (Joyce's alter ego from Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man) and Leopold Bloom, an advertising salesman. Both begin a normal day, and both set off on a journey around the streets of Dublin, which eventually brings them into contact with one another. While Bloom's passionate wife, Molly, conducts yet another illicit liasion (with her concert manager), Bloom finds himself getting into arguments with drunken nationalists and wild carousing with excitable medical students, before rescuing Stephen Dedalus from a brawl and returning with him to his own basement kitchen.
In the hands of Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan, experienced and stimulating Joycean readers, and carefully directed by Roger Marsh, Ulysses becomes accessible as never before. It is entertaining, immediate, funny, and rich in classical, philosophical, and musical allusion.



Audie Award Finalist, Classics, 2005
"As ambitious and rewarding an audio production as any that exists, an audio experience that truly deserves to be cherished....Readers of Ulysses have long been encouraged to read out loud the more difficult sections for added comprehension and enjoyment of the language. Now, thanks to Naxos, the entire book is available in a performance to savor. It is safe to say that anyone wanting to experience the preeminent work of modern fiction has in this package the perfect audio companion." (AudioFile)


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Very Enjoyable

"Ulysses" has a repuation for being a difficult - and while that repuation is not quite undeserved, it is very hard to see where it is coming from when listening to this audio book.

Jim Norton reads the novel with such obvious enthusiasm and does such a wonderful job at making Joyce's Dublin come alive and giving all of his characters a unique voice that he carries the listeners along with him, making them forget that all of this is supposed to be difficult and turning it into several hours of pure enjoyment.

Strongly recommended!
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- Larou

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 31.07.2008
  • Verlag: Naxos AudioBooks