Book Reviews of The Night Listener

The Night Listener
The Night Listener
Author: Armistead Maupin
ISBN-13: 9780060171438
ISBN-10: 006017143X
Publication Date: 10/2000
Pages: 344
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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OMG. I loved, loved, LOVED this book. I was totally hooked and shocked by all the twists.

Weeks later and I'm stopping people asking, "Have you read this?"

If you haven't, you MUST!!
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Good book, but a confusing ending.
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What can I say, if you like Maupin and his weirdness, this is even weirder than the Tales of the City!
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I did not see the movie, and I must admit the book is a bit odd, but it's a good read.
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Although the story was interesting, the ending fell short for me...I think this is based on a real life experience, tho, so maybe that is why the ending is the way it is.
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As far as "period pieces" go, I actually quite liked Tales of the City - and its portrayal of a GROUP of people in San Francisco. However, when ONE person - the AUTHOR (Maupin?) is the center of attention, I like it much less. Whiny and self-centered, with a somewhat overblown sense of his own importance (to himself AND those around him), the protagonist of Listener is not, at all, likeable or sympathetic.... I just couldn't get past that to really enjoy a storyline that could have (with a more embraceable hero) been quite intriguing.
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A more or less true story, masquerading as fiction, about Maupin's experience with the *author* of a purported non-fiction book, "A Rock and a Hard Spot". This is a bizarre story and an interesting read but not for the homophobic. There are some retty graphic descriptions of gay male relationships.
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Semi-autobiographical book about the live of an author of a radio drama. Maupin is brilliant as always!
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Very engaging, quick read that might leave you scratching your head at the very end, but you'll "get it" after you think on it for a little while. Clear, crisp prose and realistic characters that draw you in and keep your attention to the very end.
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If you enjoy this author you will like this novel. It was kind of nice to read something unconnected to his "Tales" series.
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Deliciously haunting read unlike any of Maupin's other books. The ending will totally blow your mind...
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Strange book...........
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good book
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Loved it! Great story. Suspenseful but with a great heart.
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UNABRIDGED AUDION BOOK ON TAPE

9 hours on 7 cassettes

This is one unusual mystery, which I enjoyed thoroughly. Though I didn't see the movie based on this novel, I did read the book, and I enjoyed this audio version best!

The author, Armistead Maupin is just perfect in the performance of his own writing. As the reviews state, it is truly "mesmeric".

Perhaps you remember Armistead Maupin as the author of the hightly popular novels that spurred all three of the Public Television mini-series -- The Tales of the City, et. al. Though these novels did incorporate some mystery into their plots, this book - The Night Listerner - is far beyond that -- a horse of a totally different color.

You certainly do not have to be a Maupin fan, nor a fan of the Tales of the City series, to enjoy this book.
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Good read.