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    • Tales of the City

    • Tales of the City, Book 1
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Frances McDormand
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,000
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 901
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 903

    For more than three decades Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed its own 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 of the City is both a sparkling comedy of manners and an indelible portrait of an era that changed forever the way we live.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sparkling, Witty and Touching!

    • By Nancy J on 01-19-14

    Regular price: $27.37

    • Tales of the City Audio Collection

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love to hear it

    • By David M. Lay on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $28.51

    • Further Tales of the City

    • Tales of the City, Book 3
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Frances McDormand
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175

    The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in San Francisco park.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More City Life Captured by Maupin

    • By Scott on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • More Tales of the City

    • Tales of the City, Book 2
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259

    The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cozy nest for adventures far afield. Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with a forgetful stranger, Mona Ramsey discovers her doppelgänger in a desert whorehouse, and Michael Tolliver bumps into his favorite gynecologist in a Mexican bar. Meanwhile, their venerable landlady takes the biggest journey of all - without ever leaving home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More Real City Life Captured by Maupin

    • By Scott on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Logical Family

    • A Memoir
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    In this long-awaited memoir, the beloved author of the best-selling Tales of the City series chronicles his odyssey from the old South to freewheeling San Francisco and his evolution from curious youth to groundbreaking writer and gay rights pioneer. Also included is an exclusive conversation between Maupin and best-selling author Neil Gaiman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ends Abruptly

    • By Robert R. on 10-13-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Michael Tolliver Lives

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 171

    Michael Tolliver, the sweet-spirited Southerner in Armistead Maupin's classic Tales of the City series, is arguably one of the most widely loved characters in contemporary fiction. Now, almost 20 years after ending his groundbreaking saga of San Francisco life, Maupin revisits his all-too-human hero, letting the 55-year-old gardener tell his story in his own voice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worthy epilogue to Tales

    • By Everett Leiter on 07-21-07

    Regular price: $25.09

    • An Interview with Armistead Maupin

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Beth Anderson
    • Length: 41 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 291
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 113

    Armistead Maupin talks to Beth Anderson, Audible's publisher, about the adaptation of his novel The Night Listener. The book and the movie, which stars Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin, and Sandra Oh, were inspired by Maupin's real-life friendship with Anthony Godby Johnson, a young man who'd written a harrowing memoir about being abused, but whose very existence soon came into question. In this interview, Maupin reveals how tricky the overlap between fiction and reality can be.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Listen

    • By Rahul on 05-31-11

    Regular price: $0.00

    • Tales of the City: Series 1 and 2

    • Two BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: full cast, Kate Harper, Lydia Wilson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
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    Set against the 1970s San Fransisco skyline, Maupin's Tales of the City introduces the unconventional tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, the domain of the eccentric, marijuana-growing landlady Anna Madrigal. Mary Ann Singleton, a naive young woman newly arrived from Cleveland, Ohio, moves into an apartment there and soon becomes friends with other tenants of the building....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful

    • By J. Kronenberger on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $12.78

    • Mary Ann in Autumn

    • A Tales of the City Novel
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Twenty years have passed since Mary Ann Singleton left her husband and child in San Francisco to pursue her dream of a career in New York. Now a pair of personal calamities has driven her back to the city of her youth and into the arms of her friend, Michael "Mouse" Tolliver, a gardener happily ensconced with his much-younger husband. Mary Ann finds refuge in the couple's backyard cottage, where, at the unnerving age of 57, she licks her wounds and takes stock of her mistakes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • He Has Done It Again!

    • By Keith on 01-10-11

    Regular price: $25.09

    • The Days of Anna Madrigal

    • A Novel (Tales of the City)
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 279
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    Suspenseful, comic, and profoundly moving, the latest novel in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City series follows one of modern literature's most beloved and indelible characters - Anna Madrigal, the transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane - as she embarks on a road trip that will take her deep into her complicated past. Now ninety-two, and committed to the notion of "leaving like a lady," Mrs. Madrigal has seemingly found peace with her "logical family" in San Francisco: her devoted young caretaker, Jake Greenleaf; her former tenant Brian Hawkins and his daughter, Shawna; and Michael Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton, who have known and loved Anna for nearly four decades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Book I've Downloaded So Far

    • By Annabel on 03-12-14

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Significant Others

    • Tales of the City, Book 5
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Nixon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Tranquility reigns in the ancient redwood forest until a women-only music festival sets up camp downriver from an all-male retreat for the ruling class. Among those entangled in the ensuing mayhem are a lovesick nurseryman, a panic-stricken philanderer, and the world's most beautiful fat woman. Significant Others is Armistead Maupin's cunningly observed meditation on marriage, friendship, and sexual nostalgia.

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Sure of You

    • Tales of the City, Book 6
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Eric McCormack
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104

    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 could only come from Armistead Maupin.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • worst narrator ever!!!

    • By Patrick Yanez on 01-05-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • Babycakes

    • Tales of the City, Book 4
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    When an ordinary househusband and his ambitious wife decide to start a family, they discover there's more to making a baby then meets the eye. Help arrives in the form of a grieving gay neighbor, a visiting monarch, and the dashing young lieutenant who defects from her yacht. Bittersweet and profoundly affecting, Babycakes was the first work of fiction to acknowledge the arrival of AIDS.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Maupin's 4th "Tales" Book with a Male Narrator

    • By Scott on 04-07-13

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Maybe the Moon

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    All of 31 inches tall, Cady is a true survivor in a town where, as she says, "you can die of encouragement". Her early starring role as a lovable elf in an immensely popular American film proved a major disappointment, since moviegoers never saw the face behind the stifling rubber suit she was required to wear. Now, after a decade of hollow promises from the Industry, she is reduced to performing at birthday parties and bat mitzvahs as she waits for the miracle that will finally make her a star.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • short but good

    • By Charlene on 08-06-07

    Regular price: $17.10

    • Chroniques de San Francisco

    • Episode 4
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Pierre Tissot
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Norman enquête sur Mme Madrigal, tandis que Dede cherche de son côté un docteur discret qui puisse la sortir d'une situation... délicate qui inclut un indice asiatique en gestation. Les parents de Michael viennent eux aussi fouiner dans la vie de leur fils, et Mona de son côté décide de retrouver les parents cachés de son amante qui a réapparu comme par enchantement : D'orothea.

    Regular price: $6.21

    • Chroniques de San Francisco

    • Episode 1
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Pierre Tissot
    • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mary Ann Singleton, 25 ans, fraichement débarquée de Cleveland, découvre avec joie les bonheurs et attitudes désinvoltes de San Francisco. Si Connie, sa copine superstar du lycée accepte de l'héberger, Mary Ann trouve rapidement son propre refuge au 28 Barbary Lane, où la délicieuse Mme Madrigal loge et fournit en herbes - et autres consolations - une petite bande de merveilleux locataires.

    Regular price: $3.08

    • Chroniques de San Francisco

    • Episode 2
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Pierre Tissot
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dede se sent toujours plus délaissée par Beauchamp, mais elle trouve du réconfort dans la personne d'un jeune livreur asiatique. Mona, sans recourir aux services à domicile, trouve aussi que sa vie est triste, elle pète un plomb au boulot et elle perd son job. La morosité gagne également Mary Ann qui se sent dupée par Beauchamp.

    Regular price: $6.01

    • Sure of You

    • Tales of the City Series, Volume 6
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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 could only come from Armistead Maupin.

    Regular price: $10.26

    • The Night Listener

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    This unprecedented audio project is as thought-provoking as it is mesmeric. The Night Listener is a meditation on the power of voices and the faith we place in them, and an extraordinary audio experience from an American literary icon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wheels within wheels

    • By Naomi on 07-06-03

    Regular price: $24.47

    • More Tales of the City

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The tenants of 28 Barbary Lane have fled their cozy nest for adventures far afield. Mary Ann Singleton finds love at sea with a forgetful stranger, Mona Ramsey discovers her doppelgänger in a desert whorehouse, and Michael Tolliver bumps into his favorite gynecologist in a Mexican bar. Meanwhile, their venerable landlady takes the biggest journey of all - without ever leaving home.

    Regular price: $10.26

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