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James Joyce - Ulysses

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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.

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