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Publisher's Summary

All six Tales of the City novels available in one audio edition with a special introduction by the author.
Armistead Maupin's uproarious and moving Tales of the City novels have earned a unique niche in American literature, not only as matchless entertainment but as indelible documents of cultural change in the '70s and '80s.
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'60s 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

©1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1989 The Chronicle (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Maupin, with all his elegance and charm, has found a place among the classics." ( The Observer)
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By David M. Lay on 01-10-18

love to hear it

i dont think this is the total unabridged version, i coukd have the movies and books messed up but it was lovely to visit Bauberry lane again.

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By bcobainb on 12-05-16

This sucked

What disappointed you about Tales of the City Audio Collection?

The narrator sounded like a stoic sixth grader no emotion with a weird phony southern accent OH it is the author

Would you ever listen to anything by Armistead Maupin again?


Would you be willing to try another one of Armistead Maupin’s performances?


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I want a refund

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By Sheila on 06-23-15

This is not Unabridged as advertised

Any additional comments?

I have read and enjoyed some of these books before, and bought this collection on the basis of it not being abridged. Unfortunately, it became apparent during the first book that it had been heavily abridged, with whole sub-plots excluded, and it was very disjointed. Overall, they're still great stories, but I'd recommend seeking out the individual unabridged works.

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By Ms M. White on 07-26-17

Great story but hard listening

A Maupin is not a great narrator. Monosyllabic and lacking in depth and somewhat whiney when speaking the female characters, it was hard sometimes to follow the flow and tone of the story, and even which character was speaking. A wonderful story but I think it would have been better served if a more dynamic actor or tease had delivered it.

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