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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues audiobook cover art

My favorite book comes to life!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-17

A great reading of one of my favorite books. Ha Ha, Ho Ho, and Hee Hee.

Dungeon Born audiobook cover art

Really awesome and unique perspective!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-17

Cool story, great narration. Though the will of the wisp voice could be grating at times. all in all a fun engaging story and performance.

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Significant Others audiobook cover art

More Barbary Lane hijinks, but a little dour...

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-27-11

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I think this book is good for anyone who is hooked on the goings on of the inhabitants of 28 Barbary Lane, but it has a different more somber tone to it that the last three books. I get the sense that Maupin is trying to move the story forward in a semi realistic fashion, and attempting to reflect some of the uncertainty of that post 70's fallout. Sadly though this removes it from the wide eyed optimism that allowed the earlier books to cover so many dark themes without coming across as heavy or dour before.

If you’ve listened to books by Armistead Maupin before, how does this one compare?

In general this book is still enjoyable, and readers or listeners of Maupin's earlier books will enjoy the wit and banter of many of the characters they have come to know on a first name basis. There are also still the kind of unexpected plot twists and interconnected story arcs from the earlier works that are a hallmark of the Maupin's writing.

Have you listened to any of Armistead Maupin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Still solid, not the best, but it's always cool to hear the author read their own writing, and discover their pacing and tempo for the characters' patter.

Could you see Significant Others being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Well the other books *were* made into several successful t.v. miniseries, but I thing they stopped at a good point in the timeline for most people.