James Joyce’s Ulysses: Download as a Free Audio Book & Free eBook

in Audio Books, Literature | April 1st, 2012

This is a novel that needs no introduction, but we will give it a short one anyway. Published in serial format between 1918 and 1920, James Joyce’s Ulysses was initially reviled by many and banned in the US and UK until the 1930s. Today, it’s widely considered a classic in modernist literature, and The Modern Library went so far as to call it the most important English-language novel published during the 20th century. Although chronicling one ordinary day in the life of Leopold Bloom in 1904 Dublin, Ulysses is no small work. It sprawls over 750 pages, using over 250,000 words, and takes hours to read aloud. That you will find out when you hear the free audio book made available by Archive.org. What makes the audio special is that it features a full-cast, dramatic performance of Ulysses. You can stream the audio right below, or (or via this Archive.org file) download a big zip file right here. You can also download ebook versions of Ulysses in the following formats: iPad/iPhone – Kindle + Other Formats – HypertextWeb Friendly Format.

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  1. Robert Mirek says . . .
    January 23, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    I enjoy your site. Especially enjoyed the footage of James Joyce.

  2. Cathy Sienkaniec says . . .
    February 5, 2013 / 1:49 pm

    This is mind bending…down loading Joyce right now…my brain cells are dancing with delight as I envision what is next…

  3. darrell phelps says . . .
    April 11, 2013 / 7:40 pm

    Fabulous first chapter of Moby Dick read by Tilda-

  4. jean says . . .
    June 16, 2013 / 2:37 pm

    There’s no body else who can read Ulysses like Alexander Scourby.I listened to it and I hoped it would never end.

  5. David says . . .
    August 20, 2013 / 12:40 pm
  6. George Rolph says . . .
    March 13, 2014 / 5:39 am

    I can’t download it. It just reloads this page when I try. What am I doing wrong?

  7. Tommy Sheridan says . . .
    August 29, 2016 / 3:05 pm


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