John Lee joins us today, offering Eveline (from The Dubliners), by James Joyce. John visits Beth Fish Reads today, so be sure to check it out!
Eveline is offered in full for online listening through June 30th. You can also purchase a download of this story via Downpour, with proceeds going to Reach Out and Read. The full compilation will be available for download from Downpour on 6/30.
“Eveline” is a short story from James Joyce’s classic Dubliners. Nineteen-year-old Eveline has decided to leave home, but her future journey may not be all that she hopes. Like other stories in Dubliners, “Eveline” offers a penetrating analysis of Dublin society, especially its stagnation and paralysis. Each story incorporates epiphanies, by which Joyce meant to convey a sudden consciousness of the “soul” of a thing.
John Lee has read hundreds of audio books of every conceivable genre. He is the recipient of many Audiophile Magazine Golden Earphone Awards and was one of their Golden Voices of 2010. He received the Audie Award for Male Solo Narration for “The Count of Monte Cristo” and has narrated two series of Ken Follett’s monumental historical novels as well as several of Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pahmuk’s celebrated works.
Candace is a full-time freelance book editor whose clients include both major publishing firms and prominent independent presses. She is also a freelance book reviewer and journalist, covering books in a wide range of genres. On her blog, Beth Fish Reads, she posts book reviews, features her favorite imprints, and hosts Weekend Cooking (a popular foodie meme). When she’s not reading, she’s probably listening to an audiobook while cooking, gardening, walking, making lace, or taking photographs. To keep in touch with Candace, visit her blog or follow her on Twitter.