Ulysses

James JOYCE (1882 - 1941)


NOTE: Because of the nature of this project, there was a bending of usual LibriVox procedures: pub-like background noise was encouraged, as well as group readings; and no editing was required, so in places there may be some accidental variation from the original text ... Listener be warned!

Here is some more information about the genesis of the LibriVox Ulysses project. (Summary by Hugh McGuire)

Still one of the most radical novels of the 20th Century, James Joyce's Ulysses is considered to have ushered in the era of the modern novel. Loosely based on Homer's Odyssey, the book follows Leopold Bloom and a number of other characters through an ordinary day, twenty four hours, in Dublin, on June 16, 1904. The text is dense and difficult, but perfectly suited to an oral reading, filled with language tricks, puns and jokes, stream of consciousness, and bawdiness.

Full cast list for sections 15f and 15g:
Character identifications read by Chip
Read by: Kirsten Ferreri and Max Porter Zasada
Bloom read by David Barnes
Stephen read by Alex Foster
Kitty read by Kristin LeMoine
Florry read by Alessia
Zoe read by Catharine Eastman
Lynch read by Stephan Möbius
Bella, list of names, and sundry characters read by Kymm Zuckert
Marion read by Nikolle Doolin
Boylan read by Rainer
Private Carr read by Matthew Shepherd
Private Compton read by Seth Woodworth
Cissy Caffrey read by Kara Shallenberg
Maginni read by Hugh Mcguire
The Mother read by Cynthia Lyons

Additional sundry characters and background voices:
Peter Yearsley, Martin Clifton, Stephan Möbius, Kymm Zuckert, Ted Delorme, Hajduk, John Greenman, Tina Tilney, Annie Coleman, The Good Reverend Doctor, Mark F. Smith, Esther, Cecilia, Gesine, Anita Roy Dobbs, Kristin LeMoine, Catharine Eastman, Peter Eastman

The ten segments were edited as follows:
1st, 5th, and 6th segments with The Woods, The Dance, and The Ghost, were edited by Anita Roy Dobbs;
2nd and 4th segments with The Brothel and The Race were edited and sound designed by Stephan Möbius;
3rd and 10th segments with The Affair and The End were edited by Gesine;
7th segment, with The Chase, was edited by The Good Reverend Doctor;
8th and 9th segments, with The Kings and The Fight, were edited and sound designed by annelika.

Genre(s): Published 1900 onward

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 stately, plump Buck ... Hugh McGuire
01:00:40
Play 02 you, cochrane, what city sent ... Kara Shallenberg
00:34:37
Play 03 ineluctable modality of the visible ... miette
00:47:10
Play 04 mr. leopold bloom ate with relish ... Kristen McQuillin
00:43:25
Play 05 by lorries along sir john rogerson's ... Gord Mackenzie
00:50:16
Play 06 martin cunningham, first, poked ... Gesine
01:23:05
Play 07 in the heart of the hibernian ... Kirsten Ferreri
00:57:49
Play 08 pineapple rock, lemon platt ... Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:46:26
Play 09 grafton street gay with … Annie Coleman Rothenberg
00:43:21
Play 10 urbane, to confort them ... Hugh McGuire
00:50:59
Play 11 buck Mulligan rapped… Hugh McGuire
00:42:43
Play 12 the superior, very reverend ... Hugh McGuire
00:45:21
Play 13 the lacquey by the door Hugh McGuire
00:45:37
Play 14 bronze by gold heard ... Kara Shallenberg
00:44:42
Play 15 never would richie... Kara Shallenberg
00:55:18
Play 16 I was just passing the time ... miette
01:09:06
Play 17 here says joe … miette
01:37:23
Play 18 the summer evening had ... Robert Foster
00:20:17
Play 19 edy boardman asked … Robert Foster
00:34:02
Play 20 canon ohanlon put … Robert Foster
00:27:17
Play 21 wonder how is she Robert Foster
00:26:08
Play 22 deshil holles eamus ... pheo
01:00:19
Play 23 to revert to mr. bloom pheo
00:55:05
Play 24 the mabbot street entrance… Anita Roy Dobbs
00:54:39
Play 25 GEORGE FOTTRELL: (Clerk of the crown… Anita Roy Dobbs
00:51:52
Play 26 bloom explains to those near him… Anita Roy Dobbs
00:34:48
Play 27 ELIJAH: No yapping… Anita Roy Dobbs
00:41:48
Play 28 RICHIE GOULDING: (Bagweighted… Kirsten Ferreri
Max Porter Zasada
00:30:59
Play 29 BLOOM: (Pigeonbreasted… Group 00:52:02
Play 30 SIMON: Think of your mother… Group 00:55:50
Play 31 preparatory to anything ... Gesine
00:48:11
Play 32 there ensued a somewhat … Gesine
00:55:46
Play 33 this morning hynes … Gesine
00:57:36
Play 34 what parallel courses did... Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:50:40
Play 35 what two temperaments Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:57:24
Play 36 how did the centripetal … Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:52:32
Play 37 what did the 2nd … Alan Davis Drake (1945-2010)
00:43:51
Play 38 yes because he never did ... dwaber
01:01:38
Play 39 he was looking at me … dwaber
01:08:19