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Dubliners (Blackstone Edition)

Written by: James Joyce
Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins

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In his first published work in prose, James Joyce paints vivid portraits of the people of Dublin, his city of birth, in a collection of stories whose larger purpose, he said, was to depict a "moral history of Ireland". From the first story, in which a young boy encounters death, to the haunting final story involving the middle-aged Gabriel, the book gives an unflinching and realistic portrayal of "dear, dirty Dublin" in the early 20th-century. This brilliant study is by turns bawdy and witty, but always darkened by a paralysis of spirit and emotions.
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  • Tad Davis
  • 2008-09-03

Sometimes Davidson works, sometimes not

As I've said elsewhere, Frederick Davidson is an acquired taste. Frederick Davidson doing "Irish" is beyond my capabilities at the moment. It's a spirited reading, as his usually are, but there are better readings of this book available on Audible. (The one by Jim Norton is one; the one that uses a different Irish author or actor for each story is another.)

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