Ulysses (version 2)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.4 stars; 49 reviews)

Ulysses is a groundbreaking novel in which Irish author James Joyce explores realism through stream-of-consciousness technique and shifting narrative styles. It was published in serial form between 1918-1920 and first published in book form in 1922. The story follows Leopold Bloom through Dublin during the course of one day: June 16, 1904. The events and characters of Ulysses parallel those of Homer's Odyssey, with Bloom corresponding to Odysseus. Although the book was the subject of early obscenity prosecutions, was banned in several countries, and has been considered unreadable by many, it is nevertheless one of the most important English-language works of the 20th century and is undoubtedly a masterpiece of Modernist literature. To this day, the 16th of June is celebrated as Bloomsday by Joyce enthusiasts. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)

Production note for Episode 15 (Circe): Circe was written in the style of a play complete with stage directions. It was recorded as it was written, with 73 LibriVox volunteers providing more than 230 character voices.
Credits for Circe:
Book coordinator: Availle
Audio editor: David Lawrence
Narrator: Peter Why
Leopold Bloom: Richard Wallis
Stephen Dedalus: mb
Lynch: Ben Lindsey-Clark
Zoe Higgins: Amanda Friday
Additional voices provided by: alanmapstone, AS - andreastrano, Availle, bala, Elizabeth Barr, Bill Boerst, CaprishaPage, Phil Chenevert, Ted Delorme, Charlotte Duckett, Barry Eads, Nadine Eckert-Boulet, ElleyKat, Margaret Espaillat, Elliot Gage, Filippo Gioachin, Kristin Gjerløw, gmrbill, Libby Gohn, April Gonzales, Amy Gramour, Aiden Herrera, Nathanial W.C. Higgins, hikarudream, Hunter, Grant Hurlock, Drew Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Emily Jones, Kanta, Kevinc, KHand, Josh Kirsh, Elizabeth Klett, Pamela Krantz, David Lawrence, Loveday, Brendan MacKenzie, Marty, MaryAnn, Chris Meabe, Eric Metzler, Andy Minter, Moromis, Cynthia Moyer, Julia Niedermaier, NoelBadrian, David Olson, Naomi Park, Lucy Perry, Algy Pug, Rapunzelina, Jaysen Raye, rookieblue, Savannah, shivagogo, Anna Simon, Anastasiia Solokha, David Stephenson, thechanneler, Beth Thomas, ToddHW, tovarisch, TriciaG, Laurie Anne Walden, Chuck Williamson, WoollyBee, and zaanta.
A complete list of voice credits can be found here.

Ulysses was proof-listened by Betty M., Ken Sterry, HeartofTexas, Annise, David Lawrence, and TriciaG. (31 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Episode 1: Telemachus, part 1 23:33 Read by Brian
Episode 1: Telemachus, part 2 20:40 Read by Brian
Episode 2: Nestor 27:34 Read by Brian
Episode 3: Proteus 42:30 Read by hefyd
Episode 4: Calypso 41:41 Read by hefyd
Episode 5: Lotus Eaters 44:21 Read by hefyd
Episode 6: Hades, part 1 36:29 Read by hefyd
Episode 6: Hades, part 2 38:58 Read by hefyd
Episode 7: Aeolus, part 1 29:50 Read by hefyd
Episode 7: Aeolus, part 2 44:12 Read by iremonger
Episode 8: Lestrygonians, part 1 31:32 Read by Nathan Jordan
Episode 8: Lestrygonians, part 2 37:26 Read by Nathan Jordan
Episode 8: Lestrygonians, part 3 31:25 Read by Nathan Jordan
Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis, part 1 29:13 Read by Kirsty Leishman
Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis, part 2 17:04 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis, part 3 33:11 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 10: Wandering Rocks, part 1 21:32 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 10: Wandering Rocks, part 2 28:33 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 10: Wandering Rocks, part 3 32:40 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 11: Sirens, part 1 35:00 Read by iremonger
Episode 11: Sirens, part 2 40:11 Read by LizMourant
Episode 11: Sirens, part 3 38:29 Read by LizMourant
Episode 12: Cyclops, part 1 22:29 Read by penboy7000
Episode 12: Cyclops, part 2 24:40 Read by penboy7000
Episode 12: Cyclops, part 3 26:54 Read by iremonger
Episode 12: Cyclops, part 4 25:18 Read by iremonger
Episode 12: Cyclops, part 5 33:14 Read by iremonger
Episode 13: Nausicaa, part 1 20:32 Read by iremonger
Episode 13: Nausicaa, part 2 17:04 Read by Cath Garde
Episode 13: Nausicaa, part 3 17:04 Read by Cath Garde
Episode 13: Nausicaa, part 4 37:57 Read by Grant Hurlock
Episode 13: Nausicaa, part 5 43:49 Read by Grant Hurlock
Episode 14: Oxen of the Sun, part 1 26:46 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 14: Oxen of the Sun, part 2 24:10 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 14: Oxen of the Sun, part 3 18:14 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 14: Oxen of the Sun, part 4 23:41 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 14: Oxen of the Sun, part 5 19:39 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 14: Oxen of the Sun, part 6 20:17 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 15: Circe, part 1 35:32 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Episode 15: Circe, part 2 48:07 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Episode 15: Circe, part 3 48:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Episode 15: Circe, part 4 52:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Episode 15: Circe, part 5 47:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Episode 15: Circe, part 6 43:12 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Episode 15: Circe, part 7 38:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Episode 16: Eumaeus, part 1 23:34 Read by Karen
Episode 16: Eumaeus, part 2 24:12 Read by Karen
Episode 16: Eumaeus, part 3 26:10 Read by Karen
Episode 16: Eumaeus, part 4 20:45 Read by Karen
Episode 16: Eumaeus, part 5 25:48 Read by Paul Adams
Episode 16: Eumaeus, part 6 26:55 Read by Maggie Russell
Episode 17: Ithaca, part 1 49:45 Read by John Kooz
Episode 17: Ithaca, part 2 46:06 Read by John Kooz
Episode 17: Ithaca, part 3 42:54 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 17: Ithaca, part 4 46:43 Read by Richard Wallis
Episode 18: Penelope, part 1 24:48 Read by John Kooz
Episode 18: Penelope, part 2 22:36 Read by taijohn
Episode 18: Penelope, part 3 5:34 Read by mevans
Episode 18: Penelope, part 4 12:44 Read by iremonger
Episode 18: Penelope, part 5 13:59 Read by iremonger
Episode 18: Penelope, part 6 19:06 Read by iremonger
Episode 18: Penelope, part 7 15:18 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
Episode 18: Penelope, part 8 16:21 Read by Arielle Lipshaw

Reviews

wild ride intresting look at Dublin 1904


(3 stars)

Always wanted to read this classic, so glad I gave it a listen. Joyce is a true word smith, his writing style and use of words is amazing, but he rambles and runs on to much. Some parts were to much for my limited intellect to fallow. Readers run the range of top shelf to beginner, many different readers, this a huge word of literature.

Thank God for this version


(5 stars)

I may be overestimating how many stars this recording deserves, but after listening to the first for a few minutes, all I know is that it is so much better that 5 stars are completely warranted once you compare it to version one. Seriously, before you complain about this audiobook, try listening to version one, and you'll quickly appreciate this!

A Tour de Force!


(4.5 stars)

You have to work hard to try to follow where Joyce is taking you. I’s a wild ride, but worth the effort. A few of the volunteers had a bit of trouble with the language, but mostly well read.


(5 stars)

One of the greatest books ever written. Great pity that one or 2 of the readers are horrible. Tajiohn must be some kind of robot: it’s unlistenable.

Fantastic!


(5 stars)

Thank you soooo much for this. It's brilliantly done and really does justice to the original. Highly recommended!


(2 stars)

This is a very lengthy piece and the speakers range from almost inaudible to superb.


(5 stars)

The best thing one could get their hands on

Almost excellent. Karen ruins it in chp16.


(3.5 stars)