A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

  • by James Joyce
  • Narrated by Tadhg Hynes
  • 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is Joyce's semi-autobiographical first novel. It traces the early life of Stephen Dedalus and his inner struggle with the oppression of Irish society and the Catholic church, ending with his awakening as a poet and writer and self-imposed exile from Ireland.

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Soulful Exploration Exquisitely Narrated

Although I've heard James Joyce described as inaccessible, Tadhg Hynes' narration brings "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" fully to life for me. This compatriot clearly revels in the joy of James Joyce's stream of consciousness. As Stephen Dedalus grows from a sensitive boy to an impassioned artist, his depth of vision is conveyed through the shifting colors of his words. The young child pushed into the cesspool by bullies becomes a strong and independent thinker, disenchanted with the rigidity of religion and politics: "Ireland is the old sow that eats her farrow."

I highly recommend this book and this narrator - a perfect marriage and a true joy.
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- Aliza

A Potrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Story: It is classic so I can only comment I how it made me feel. It was better for me than reading "Ulysses" which was became too experimental to be enjoyable. It was interesting for me for his honest self-exploration even if I found the logic not acceptable. It is good read but I do not think I will place it on the shelf to be re-read.

Reader: Excellent

Production: Very good.
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- Stephen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2015
  • Publisher: Victorian Classic Audiobooks