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Finnegans Wake

Written by: James Joyce
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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Finnegans Wake, the greatest avant-garde novel of all time, was first published 70 years ago - and people are still trying to work out what it is about. There is Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker - aka HCE (Here Comes Everyone) - and Anna Livia Plurabelle, but also Finnegan the hod carrier (or was he a giant?), whose wake is the subject of the book. This is a masterly reading of the abridged version, with copious notes aiding comprehension.

Public Domain (P)1998 Naxos AudioBooks

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"Listening to Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan is a lot easier than trying to read the book." ( The Guardian)

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  • Dr Hooly
  • 2016-04-23

awesome<br />this is the best audio version by far

if you want to understand and enjoy FW this is a must have.

FW is the craziest deepest and funniest book ever written....satirical in. a warm Irish way......totally existential and so human.

without this audio version you'll struggle to follow the book....enjoy!

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  • Chris Clancy
  • 2016-03-23

Then again's a snake. Ich bin.

An easier read when listened to than read without listening. C'est la vie! 終わり。Sixteen five one nine.

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  • Angel Clare
  • 2016-03-06

Exquisite

What made the experience of listening to Finnegans Wake the most enjoyable?

Jim Norton is an incredible narrator. His grasp of the nuance and movement of this incredibly obtuse and almost nonsensical piece of literature grants it meaning far beyond that which I could have picked out on my own.

Any additional comments?

It is a shame that it is abridged; I understand the immensity of the task if it were to have been unabridged and appreciate the already impressive work done here, but I could listen to Jim Norton forever. On that note, too, I was not extremely pleased by the interruption by Marcella Riordan, though it was likely a choice made for the integrity of the literature.

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  • Len
  • 2015-03-19

My Take On The Wake (with Audible & Kindle)

l'm loving it! A very worthwhile project! Close reading concurrent with audio works a treat!