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Mike Rogers
Library Journal, August 2012

JOYCE, J.: Molly Bloom's Soliloquy from Ulysses (Unabridged) NA0105
JOYCE, J.: Ulysses (Unabridged) NAX30912

This duo bring June 16, 1904, to joyous life. The narrators and assorted readers adroitly apply the proper voices and levels of brogue to match the characters; Bloom and Dedalus are clear-voiced and educated, while the trio of pub-goers accompanying “the Citizen” in a particularly effective act are pure shanty Irish. Molly Bloom’s monolog is delivered in the appropriately leisurely pace of a woman accustomed to long hours in bed…Naxos offers Molly’s soliloquy unabridged, giving listeners a luscious earful of the full breadth of Joyce’s stream-of-consciousness writing. Hearing Ulysses read aloud reinforces its literary merit while proving how much fun it is rather than a high-brow slog, as Joyce’s bawdy sense of humor shines through. Naxos’s Molly is solid for students, Joyce heads, and anyone who enjoys fine literature. Whether your taste runs to walking the streets with Bloom and Dedalus or slipping between the sheets with Molly, this duo has it all. © 2012 Library Journal Read complete review

Publishers Weekly, June 2012

Narrator Marcella Riordan turns in a virtuoso performance of the famous final chapter of Joyce’s Ulysses…Bloom’s monologue is one of the most emotive and sexually charged passages in the book and this audio edition proves compelling. The extended soliloquy is an intimidating text to narrate, but Riordan is more than up to the task. She brings Molly—and her long, stream-of-consciousness speech—to life, hitting a variety of emotions (everything from indignation and lust to romantic nostalgia) as she traces her thoughts as they wander through her memories. © 2012 Publishers Weekly Read complete review

Michael Rogers
Library Journal, June 2012

Naxos Audio…has Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy…in full performed by Irish actress Marcella Riordan, which…is a pleasure to the ears. © 2012 Library Journal Read complete review

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