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  • Writer's pictureLucy Rand

Ulysses listen-along: 16th June (Bloomsday!) - 25th July 2024 🧜

Updated: May 10

Listen to Ulysses by James Joyce with a global community of listeners on Audrey starting on Bloomsday, June 16th, 2024.

Read by Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan, with a guide from Joyce expert Sophie Corser who will hold our hands through this notoriously difficult (but oh so rewarding!) book, and illustrations by Julie Ann Monks.

The schedule is below. We'll all be listening to in our own time (trying to stay somewhat close to the schedule!) and discussing over on the StoryGraph. Come and join us!

schedule for the listen-along

Illustration by Julie Ann Monks

One of the best novels of the twentieth century, but probably one of the least read: James Joyce’s Ulysses is both a joy and a challenge. Whether it’s been on your to-read list for years, or you’re just curious to know what all the fuss is about, Audrey is an ideal way to enjoy this exceptionally rich novel for the first time.

Funny, beautiful, and deeply moving, this book overflows with humanity and rewards its readers at every turn. A hopeful epic of modern daily life stretches across the 16th of June, 1904, as we follow Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus around Dublin. Joyce’s feat of experiment and imagination moves through 18 episodes in a wild variety of styles, reworking Homer’s Odyssey to paint the fullest picture of a single day.

illustration of a shell and a box, with title Villette

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