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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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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
    • Couldn't stop listening!

    • By E J STICKLAND on 27-02-16

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Logical Family

    • A Memoir
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 46

    In this funny, poignant and unflinchingly honest memoir, one of the world's best-loved storytellers explains how he evolved from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels inspired millions to claim their own lives. It is a journey that leads him from the racism and misogyny of midcentury North Carolina to a homoerotic navy initiation ceremony in the jungles of Vietnam to an awkward conversation about girls with President Richard Nixon in the Oval Office of the White House.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Mr. Maupin

    • By the typist on 18-10-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Tales of the City Audio Collection

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This is not Unabridged as advertised

    • By Sheila on 23-06-15

    Regular price: £26.79

    • Tales of the City

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City has blazed a singular 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 is both a wry comedy of manners and a deeply involving portrait of a vanished era.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Barbary

    • By Rhiannon on 15-02-07

    Regular price: £14.99

    • 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 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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
    • Fabulous!

    • By Lol on 10-02-19

    Regular price: £23.59

    • Michael Tolliver Lives

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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
    • A highly welcome return

    • By Paul on 08-10-17

    Regular price: £24.29

    • 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 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    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
    • Loved it

    • By Mrs K on 13-07-14

    Regular price: £23.59

    • 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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
    • Can't get enough

    • By G3org3 on 13-12-17

    Regular price: £24.29

    • 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 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Eric McCormick's narration is perfect

    • By Tara on 25-01-19

    Regular price: £20.39

    • 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 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Read the book

    • By Ken on 20-04-14

    Regular price: £20.99

    • 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    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.

    Regular price: £24.29

    • An Interview with Armistead Maupin

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

    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.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Flagging a bit

    • By G3org3 on 17-02-18

    Regular price: £24.29

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too choppy by far. And rotten accents.

    • By P. A. Dourado on 29-04-18

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Maybe the Moon

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    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.

    Regular price: £15.69

    • Sure of You

    • Tales of the City Series, Volume 6
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Abridged
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    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: £9.99

    • More Tales of the City

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    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: £9.99

    • Significant Others

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Tranquillity 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.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Babycakes

    • Tales of the City, Volume 4
    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    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.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Further Tales of the City

    • By: Armistead Maupin
    • Narrated by: Armistead Maupin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    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.

    Regular price: £9.99

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