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    • Finnegans Wake

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

    Price: CDN$ 27.27

    • Ulysses

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 27 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Ulysses

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Donal Donnelly
    • Length: 42 hrs and 19 mins
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    The first authorized, unabridged release of this timeless classic and exclusively available from Recorded Books. Ulysses records the events of a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin, Ireland.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Ulysses

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
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    Joyce’s experimental masterpiece set a new standard for modernist fiction, pushing the English language past all previous thresholds in its quest to capture a day in the life of an Everyman in turn-of-the-century Dublin. Obliquely borrowing characters and situations from Homer’s Odyssey, Joyce takes us on an internal odyssey along the current of thoughts, impressions, and experiences that make up the adventure of living an average day.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Colin Farrell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This quintessential coming-of-age novel describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus. It is set in Ireland during the 19th century, which was a time of emerging Irish nationalism and conservative Catholicism. Highly autobiographical in nature, the work is also notable for its being the first one in which Joyce uses innovative “stream of consciousness” writing style. A Portrait... follows Stephen Dedalus from his babyhood into early adulthood.

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • Ulysses

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes, Kayleigh Payne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 40 mins
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    Tadhg Hynes, a Dubliner, narrates James Joyce's revolutionary masterpiece. Hynes says, "Don't be put off by its reputation. You don't need a university degree (though some like to think that you do!). It's a book for everyone, and as you become familiar with the way Joyce writes, this becomes obvious. I've tried to bring out the Dublin wit and the unique language of its people, and I hope that this adds to the enjoyment of this great book."

    Price: CDN$ 27.79

    • Dubliners (Naxos Edition)

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    James Joyce's Dubliners is a collection of short stories about the lives of the people of Dublin around the turn of the century. Each story describes a small but significant moment of crisis or revelation in the life of a particular Dubliner, sympathetically but always with stark honesty. Many of the characters are desperate to escape the confines of their humdrum lives, though those that have the opportunity to do so seem unable to take it.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • James Joyce Collection

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Gabriel Byrne
    • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
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    In short stories, poems, and monumental novels, James Joyce set out to discover the meaning of his nationality, simultaneously celebrating and ridiculing the history of Ireland in the brilliant style that has made him the most towering figure in the literary landscape of the early 20th century. Dublin-born, Gabriel Byrne - who has starred in many films, including Little Women and The Usual Suspects - clearly brings to life Joyce's short stories from Dubliners and selections from A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

    Price: CDN$ 28.19

    • Dubliners

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
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    James Joyces classic collection of short stories about life in Dublin in the early 20th century.

    Price: CDN$ 11.79

    • Araby

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is a story from the Dubliners , Volume 1 collection.

    Price: CDN$ 1.26

    • Dubliners - A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - Ulysses

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Tadhg Hynes
    • Length: 47 hrs and 51 mins
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    This compilation contains three of James Joyce's most important and recognisable works. Presented here in the order Joyce wrote them they provide an opportunity to enter his world from the comparatively shallow end of "Dubliners" to the deep end of "Ulysses". "Dubliners" contains 15 short stories in Joyce's intended sequence, each with its own moment of realisation or epiphany, ending with what is considered to be one of the finest short stories in literature, "The Dead". "Portrait" could be seen as the prelude to "Ulysses". It shows the growth of Stephen Dedalus (James Joyce) from a young child to a young man.

    Price: CDN$ 24.68

    • Dubliners (Blackstone Edition)

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

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • The James Joyce BBC Radio Collection

    • Ulysses, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man & Dubliners
    • Written by: James Joyce, Gordon Bowker
    • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Frances Barber, full cast, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
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    Three BBC radio productions of major works by James Joyce - plus Gordon Bowker’s fascinating biographical account of his life.

    Price: CDN$ 32.79

    • Dubliners (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Alan Smyth, Alana Kerr Collins
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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    In exploring everyday life and its intersections with death, this enduring collection of stories offers a naturalistic depiction of the working class in early twentieth-century Dublin. Joyce masterfully portrays frustrations and aborted desires to escape the mundane; transformative epiphanies both great and small; and the restraints, loneliness, violence, and contemplations of lives lived. 

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Dead

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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    The main character in this short story is Gabriel Conroy and the entire short story takes place during his attendance at a holiday party, annually thrown by his aunts. Near the end of the party Gabriel sees his wife, Gretta, in a new and expanded way at the same moment when she is reminiscing on a song being sung at the party. Listen as James Joyce weaves harsh realities back into this story, as is characteristic with other stories in this series, "Dubliners".

    Price: CDN$ 1.18

    • Ulysses

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Philippe Duquenoy
    • Length: 29 hrs and 15 mins
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    Ulysses takes us on the journey of two men, Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus, through an hour-by-hour account of their lives for one day. These men cross paths in a series of coincidental events and listeners learn how interconnected they are even though they are not friends.

    Price: CDN$ 39.63

    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Michael Orenstein
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The intellectual and religio-philosophical awakening of young Stephen Dedalus as he begins to question and rebel against the Catholic and Irish conventions with which he has been raised. He finally leaves for abroad to pursue his ambitions as an artist. The work is an early example of some of Joyce's modernist techniques that would later be represented in a more developed manner by Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. The novel, which has had a "huge influence on novelists across the world", was ranked by Modern Library as the third greatest English-language novel of the 20th century.

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • A Mother

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 26 mins
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    This is a story from the Dubliners, Volume 2 collection.

    Price: CDN$ 1.26

    • A Painful Case

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Jim Norton
    • Length: 23 mins
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    This is a story from the Dubliners, Volume 2 collection.

    Price: CDN$ 1.26

    • Ulysses (Dramatised)

    • Written by: James Joyce
    • Narrated by: Stephen Rea
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
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    The young poet Stephen has been recalled from Paris to Dublin to be at his mother’s deathbed. But he refuses her dying wishes: to kneel and pray for her. Now, holed up in his Martello tower outside the city walls, he has to suffer the taunts of Buck Mulligan by day and, by night, the vision of ‘her eyes, shaking out of death to shake and bend my soul.’ Timelessly evocative, Ulysses is far more than the story of Stephen Dedalus’ journey through Dublin.

    Price: CDN$ 27.33

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