A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


Read by Peter Bobbe

(4.7 stars; 141 reviews)

This is James Joyce's first novel, the semi-autobiographical story of a young Irish boy who struggles with family, country, and religion to become an artist and a man. (Summary by Peter Bobbe) (9 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Ch1 Pt1 40:56 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch1 Pt2 25:39 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch1 Pt3 42:14 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch2 Pt1 29:37 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch2 Pt2 30:06 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch2 Pt3 34:45 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch3 Pt1 16:42 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch3 Pt2 43:30 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch3 Pt3 27:12 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch3 Pt4 27:17 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch4 Pt1 41:47 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch4 Pt2 22:19 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch5 Pt1 45:30 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch5 Pt2 45:44 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch5 Pt3 36:32 Read by Peter Bobbe
Ch5 Pt4 39:03 Read by Peter Bobbe

Reviews

Bobbe 2020


(5 stars)

Just so good. We really do not deserve green Peter Bobbe, and yet we have this achievement in audio lit—which probably took him an afternoon; it seems so effortless, yet so perfect—which I cannot stop appreciating. I hope PB knows how special this thing he made really is..

Marvellous.


(5 stars)

Of all the books I have ever read, "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" is one of my favourite novels. Beautiful to the point of tears, painful, haunting, hilarious, it never fails to touch me. It is also decidedly the best librivox recording I have heard so far. Peter Bobbe conveys all the passion, the lust for life and the sadness in his reading. Highly recommendable.

LOVED IT


(4.5 stars)

the voice was so lovely to listen to and I will definitely be reading some more James Joyce

Only for the Really Religious


(2 stars)

This book was on my 100 essential books to read in your lifetime list, but after listening to it I'm not sure why. To be clear, the voice acting was wonderful! The actor had a very soothing tone and was pleasant to listen to. The book itself was not what I had anticipated. I was hoping for more of a story about a creative awakening. However, this story mainly surrounded around the moral and religious turmoil this poor kid put himself through. I'm sure this book will inspire a certain type of person, however I am not one of them.

Outstanding version of a classic


(5 stars)

Peter Bobbe’s reading of Joyce’s masterwork is one of the finest on LibriVox. He brings a full range of expressive reading, deep emotion, and plain great story-telling that does justice to this classic. This is both a book and a reading that should not be missed. I wanted to listen to it again the moment I got to the end. Bravo to Mr. Bobbe: I hope to hear him read many other works.

good stuff


(5 stars)

A masterful book that is witty and sad and humorous, sometimes all at once. It's a beautiful portrayal of innocence and the struggles of youth and of coming into ones place in the world. Worth a few reads, I'd say. Well done by the reader.

Portrait of the Artist


(5 stars)

A young man's journey from passion to belief to skepticism. Quite an indictment of certain religious dogmas, too. Outstanding reading of this early modern classic. A fully professional rendition complete with perfect pronunciation and emphasis. Highly recommended. TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man


(5 stars)

Not only is this a book that will resonate with you, but the reader did an incredible job. At several points of this I stopped myself thinking, I can't believe this was free! Bravo.