Tales of the City : Tales of the City

  • by Armistead Maupin
  • Narrated by Frances McDormand
  • Series: Tales of the City
  • 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Couldn't stop listening!

A 2 hour train journey flew by as I enjoyed an audio vacation to SanFran
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- E J STICKLAND

A great introduction to Armistead Maupin's world

Would you listen to Tales of the City again? Why?

Until recently, I hadn't ever head of Armistead Maupin or his tales. I stumbled across them in a bookshop and thought they sounded intriguing. So, this was my first foray into the world. I liked it a lot - and hope to 'visit' again soon with the many other books in the series!

I'm not sure how I would have found it if I'd jumped into these at book 2 or 3 - there is a lot of background to these characters that comes through.

At times I was initially a bit confused about which character was which and exactly how they all related - but soon they come into their own and how their orbits relate becomes more obvious.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Unlike many short stories, they hung together well as a coherent whole. I picked it up and left it according to my schedule, but found it memorable enough to come back to.


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- uhhuhlex "Bookish with a long and aimless commute."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-03-2013
  • Publisher: HarperAudio