Ulysses, Volume 2

  • by James Joyce
  • Narrated by Jim Norton
  • 18 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ulysses is regarded by many as the single most important novel of the 20th century. It tells the story of one day in Dublin, 16 June 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.


What the Critics Say

"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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But don't buy this version, buy the full one.

This is episodes 4-15 but for members buying with credits, there's a full version of the whole book with the same narrators for the same 1 credit. I can't see why anybody would want to do as I did and spend a credit on a partial version when you can have the whole thing instead.
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- Jo


This audio version was the only way I got through this challenging book, which was assigned for a graduate-level literature course. The reader was very entertaining, and he definitely helped with interpretation and comprehension.
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- Constance

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2005
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks