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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 seventies and eighties.

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 sixties trance; Michael “Mouse” Tolliver, forever in bright-eyed pursuit of Mr. Right; and their marijuana-growing landlady, the indefatigable Mrs. Madrigal.


  • “Tales of the City”
  • “More Tales of the City”
  • “Further Tales of the City”
  • “Babycakes”
  • “Significant Others”
  • “Sure of You”
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Quotes & Awards

  • “An extended love letter to a magical San Francisco.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A consummate entertainer who has made a generation
    laugh…It is Maupin's Dickensian gift to be able to render love

    Times Literary Supplement

  • “A good serial writer can make even a big city feel like a small town…The only downside is that the stories end, and the reader, who has come to enjoy Maupin's crew more than one's own much less colorful friends, is left with a far duller social life.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “With the pleasure he seems to take in performing these stories, it's evident that these rich characters are truly a part of Maupin. His effortless enthusiasm runs throughout the anthology, making it not only a joy for listeners on a mere storytelling level, but also an accessible chronicle of American life in the 1970s and 1980s.”


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