Tales of The City

  • by Armistead Maupin
  • Narrated by HarperAudio
  • 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed a singular trail through popular culture, from a groundbreaking newspaper serial to a classic novel, to a television event that entranced millions around the world. The first of six novels about the denizens of the mythic apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane, Tales is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.
Among the cast of this groundbreaking saga are the lovelorn residents of 28 Barbary Lane: the bewildered but aspiring Mary Ann Singleton; the libidinous Brian Hawkins; Mona Ramsey, still in a sixties trance; Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, forever in bright-eyed pursuit of Mr. Right; and their marijuana-growing landlady, the indefatigable Mrs. Madrigal.

Tales of the City
More Tales of the City
Further Tales of the City
Significant Others
Sure of You


What the Critics Say

"Maupin, with all his elegance and charm, has found a place among the classics." (The Observer)


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Customer Reviews

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a collection of abridged books

While it's highly welcome to have TOTC on Audible, this omnibus is a collection of the abridged versions of all the books. Minor but important plot points that add depth and understanding to the characters are missing.
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- Dan

too continuous

Good listen but there are no indications to where one book ends and another starts. I understand that they are continuous but it would still be good to know if this is Tales of the City or More Tales of the City...
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- Paula

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-05-2006
  • Publisher: HarperAudio