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Publisher's Summary

Inspiration for the Netflix Limited Series, Tales of the City

The sixth novel in the beloved Tales of the City series, Armistead Maupin’s best-selling San Francisco saga.

A fiercely ambitious TV talk show host finds she must choose between national stardom in New York and a husband and child in San Francisco. Caught in the middle is their longtime friend, a gay man whose own future is even more uncertain. 

Wistful and compassionate yet subversively funny, Sure of You is the pitch-perfect sixth novel in Armistead Maupin’s legendary Tales of the City series. 

©1989 Armistead Maupin (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Total heartache

I love these books, and these characters, dearly. And I have to admit that this is why I soldiered through this one. Be warned: this is not a happy, feel-good book. It is dominated by hurt and anger. It is an emotionally difficult read. The characters seem weary and bitter, even jaded. You will ache on their behalf, throughout.

I have to say that McCormack is the best narrator yet. He glades between characters easily and helps craft the story with his vocal talents. A perfect choice!

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One of the best books in the series

I really enjoyed this book. I think it is one of the best in the series. I do not agree with the reviewer who called the narration "the worst ever". On the contrary, I also find the narrator Eric McCormack to be excellent. His narration is lively, engaging and pleasant to listen to. Highly recommended.

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worst narrator ever!!!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Eric McCormack?

Absolutely anyone. His performance was hands down the worst I have ever heard. He doesn't connect with any of the characters and some of his interpretations are border line offensive and always full on annoying. It was nails on a chalk board but since it's book 6 I had to finish it. I was literally wincing in parts, especially his Prue Giroux!!! Unbelievably horrible.

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a classic series

As always, Maupin entertains with a great story. The narration is wonderful as well. thank you.

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Fabulous series

Well this is the last one of the original 6 in the series. Should be interesting how they change some of what’s all ready happened in the new series coming out on Netflix next week

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  • 09-24-20

Takes me Back

This is great as an audiobook. I loved these the first time round and listened to the first six to prepare for reading the last three. Glad I did as I think I could listen over and over again.

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  • Lol
  • 03-08-20

My joyous journey lives on!

Love this, love this....can't wait for the next one! Downloading right now, thanks very much!

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  • Tara
  • 01-25-19

Eric McCormick's narration is perfect

fantastic writing as usual. Eric McCormick's narration is perfect, much more natural than some of the previous narrators have been.

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  • Paul
  • 07-03-17

Great!

The production team, and Eric McCormack, have truly done justice to this much loved book

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  • aurelia geanellos
  • 05-03-15

brilliant!!

beware! addictive!! the entire series is amazing.
trying to wait a few minutes between finishing this one and starting the next!
gawd!