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    Description

    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.

    Includes:

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

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

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

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    Super, même si c'est la version abrégée...

    C'est quand même génial de pouvoir avoir l'œuvre lu par son auteur ! C'était tellement bien que je regrette juste que ce soit la version abrégée.

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    • WHB in Burbank
    • 14/01/2019

    Where's Michael's Letter to his mom?

    I've loved these stories for many, many years, but this compilation is an extreme disappointment. Much of the best and funniest material has been cut. Gone are Michael's amazing coming out letter to his mother, all references to Mary Ann's tacky friend Connie, the roller sting nuns, Mona's trick in the brothel -- and more. It's very sad. Mr. Maupin reads as if he needs a dose of Prozac -- missing all the good humor and exuberance of his own writing. If you're interested in these wonderful stories, tick to reading the books or watch the two excellent mini-series; this is completely charmless.

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    • Mary Childress
    • 28/12/2019

    Beware: abridged!

    All of my wonderful friends from TotC and lovingly read by the author. But I have never been a fan of abridged books and this is abridged. I am missing all of the delicious details. The book skims the surface of the tales and leaves me feeling not quite satisfied.

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    • B. Hall
    • 05/05/2019

    Great as a refresher, not as an introduction

    Listen to this collection only if you’ve already heard or read the unabridged versions. It’s great as a refresher if you haven’t read the books in a long while, but a lot of important moments are missing, namely ‘Michael’s Letter to Mama’ from ‘More Tales...’ A great collection, but this shouldn’t be your introduction to 28 Barbary Lane.

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 21/06/2019

    Missing stuff

    A good synopsis of the books. Kind of like a movie version. I did enjoy that it was read by the author. For even more quirky laughs it's best to read the books.

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    • Darrin L. Nielsen
    • 15/10/2018

    Don’t buy

    This is a fantastic serious BUT this is NOT all 6 books! Wasted my money on this!!!

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    • Jeffrey "Sy" Kay
    • 04/03/2021

    All those Wonderful Tales of the City!!!

    I lived through most of what occurs in Armistead's writing (Yep, yet another gay man transplanted in the City--back in the 70-80's) Goddess, I miss those days! This is a must listen to (although, somewhere on my bookshelves, I've got the originals)! Armistead really changed a lot of people with his writings back in those days (heck, even the San Francisco Chronicle (the books were originally part of a daily column & the newsstands were always selling out, therefore, the Chronicle was rolling in the profits!) I miss the "family get together up on Russian Hill with Armistead & Terry!! But, I digress, if you want the closest version of the City by the Bay during that time; then by all means do not hesitate & get this complete series & enjoy LIFE!!! Woof no Slumps! (And, don't forget to 'Take a Bite of the Lotus Fruit" aka falling in love with our City!)

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    • CYBear
    • 17/12/2020

    A lovely look back

    Maupin's Tales of the City is a great collection of stories in 1970s San Francisco. The cast of characters is delightful!

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    • Robin H.
    • 17/07/2020

    Get the books individually

    I do love the books, but I felt this series left too much out.

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    • CKF
    • 01/09/2019

    Loved it!

    I really enjoyed the development of characters. Sadly, in the final book in this it was clear that the author was struggling for content but even with that, it was a great series of books that I enjoyed completely.

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    • James W
    • 21/12/2018

    Stories from San Francisco

    Tales of the City sheds light on life in San Francisco during the 1970s and 1980s.

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    • Miss
    • 13/06/2020

    Lautstärke schwankt stark

    besonders nervig bei geringer Lautstärke. immer wieder für einige Minuten, wenn man grad denkt, es hätte sich erledigt. sehr schade :/
    daher überall nur 1 stern. mehr wäre verwirrend.

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