Best American Erotica
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  • My Favorite Lesbian Stories from Best American Erotica

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Susie Bright (editor/author/narrator), Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, and others
    • Narrated By Pamela D'Pella, Theo McKell, Kathe Mazur, and others
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    Some of the smartest erotic stories in the world just happen to be written by lesbians, women who changed the face of erotic lit. Susie Bright presents a collection of lesbian sex lives that speak fearlessly, through every taboo, without any apologies. Writers like Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, Greta Christina, and Peggy Munson name names, get as close to any woman as they dare, and relish every deep stroke of their erotic pens….

    Nanci says: "Delivers Exactly What Was Promised!"
  • The Best American Erotica 2008: The Best of Best American Erotica (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Rowan Elizabeth, Alicia Gifford
    • Narrated By Susie Bright, Theo McKell, Don Leslie, and others
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    For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase.

    To mark its 15th anniversary, and the very last edition of the series, the top-selling erotica anthology achieves a scorching new climax with a special edition showcasing standout stories from the entire series as well as never before published pieces - plus a hot and edgy piece from Susie Bright herself.

    Pieter says: "Definitely pushes the envelope"
  • The Best American Erotica 2007 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Vanessa Baggott, Kim Wright, and others
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki, Carrington Macduffie, Pamella D'Pella
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the 14th edition of this seductive series, erotica's veterans and up-and-coming new writers join forces to explore how tantalizing crossing the so-called Lolita gap between youth and middle age can be.

    Steven says: "the voice acting was not mood setting"
  • The Best American Erotica 2006 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Kweli Walker, Susie Bright, Steve Almond
    • Narrated By Susie Bright, Ian August, Gabra Zackman, and others
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    Famous for taking her readers to undiscovered places, Susie Bright has changed the rules for writing about sex. Erotica is no longer under-the-covers reading; it's thrilling literature that showcases the best writing around.

    Andrew says: "Worth a listen"
  • The Best American Erotica 2005 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, and others
    • Narrated By Susie Bright, Nelson George, Lenore Zann, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Susie Bright is the fearless boundary crosser of contemporary erotica, and The Best American Erotica 2005 features stories of unprecedented literary pedigree and a stunning breadth of imagination.

    Jesse says: "Why Susie?"
  • The Best American Erotica 2004 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Claire Tristram, Steve Almond
    • Narrated By David Shih, Elenna Stauffer, Ian August
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    In The Best American Erotica 2004, Broadway superstar Alan Cumming tells of the deep knowing offered by one stranger to another after casual sex; in science-fiction hotshot Geoffrey Landis' bawdy fairy tale, we learn about the very first penis; Touré's breathless prose poem sets us up with an evening's worth of erotic visitors; and in Jerry Stahl's story, a man recalls his boyhood fascination with his mother's friends and their elaborate undergarments.

    Kelley says: "Sliver of quiver"
  • The Best American Erotica 2003 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Jill Soloway, Dorothy Allison
    • Narrated By Susie Bright, Amanda Karr, Stefan Rudnicki
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    The 10th anniversary edition of The Best American Erotica includes the most esteemed and lascivious writers at work today. Dorothy Allison explores the wonderful, mysterious abilities of the human hand, and Zane's corporate tigress plays mind games that make other office shenanigans look like mere games of Candyland.

    Paula Beck says: "Disappointed"
  • The Best American Erotica 2002 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Jamie Callan, Maggie Estep
    • Narrated By Susie Bright, Kathe Mazur, Stephen Hoye, and others
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    In The Best American Erotica 2002, Maggie Estep relates the surprising sexual happenings in a detox clinic, Francesca Lia Block explores the aquatic fantasies haunting a surfer, and Ernie Conrick introduces a tennis star and sex symbol who surrenders to an unusual coach. In these 23 stories you will also find cutting-edge work from other luminaries and from the Internet, where the next wave of erotica has matured into some of the most enticing writing around.

    deevaa says: "Not the best..."
  • The Best American Erotica 2001 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Todd Belton, Marge Piercy
    • Narrated By Susie Bright, Kathe Mazur, Stephen Hoye, and others
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    In The Best American Erotica 2001, Marge Piercy introduces us to the nerd kid sex club, Nathan Englander explores the addictive power of a peep show, Jerry Stahl relates a dare from an extremely demanding girlfriend, and Dani Shapiro proves the difference between the fantasy and the reality of losing your virginity.

    CJinMD says: "I guess erotica is not my thing."
  • The Best American Erotica 2000 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Elise D'Haene, Anne Tourney
    • Narrated By Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D'Pella, Stephen Hoye
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    Prepare to enter an erogenous zone. In The Best American Erotica 2002, Jane Smiley illustrates the singular escapism found in the gentlest caress, Maggie Estep relates the surprising sexual happenings in a detox clinic, Francesca Lia Block explores the aquatic fantasies haunting a surfer, and Ernie Conrick introduces a tennis star and sex symbol who surrenders to an unusual coach.

  • The Best American Erotica 1999 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Elise D'Haene, Anne Tourney
    • Narrated By Richard Brewer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D'Pella
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    From Susie Bright, America's most outrageous and outspoken chronicler of the nation's sexual practices, comes this eagerly awaited new volume of the crème de la crème of erotic literature of 1998. Edited by Bright, whom the San Francisco Chronicle describes as "the X-rated intellectual" and The New York Times hails as "the voice of sweet reason and literacy", this sixth annual edition of a bestselling series is sure to satisfy old fans and leave newcomers begging for more.

    Michael says: "Pleasantly surprised"
  • The Best American Erotica 1997 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Susie Bright, Michael Lowenthal, Lucy Taylor
    • Narrated By Richard Brewer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D'Pella
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    The Best American Erotica 1997 is the ideal collection for all lovers of first-rate erotic literature. Edited by Susie Bright, whom the Utne Reader calls "one of the leading thinkers and visionaries of our time", this fifth annual edition of a bestselling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year.

  • The Best American Erotica 1996 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Lars Eighner, Robert Olen Butler
    • Narrated By Richard Brewer, Gabrielle de Cuir, Pamella D'Pella
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    The Best American Erotica 1996 is the ideal collection for all lovers of first-rate erotic literature. Edited by Susie Bright, whom the Utne Reader calls "one of the leading thinkers and visionaries of our time", this fourth annual edition of a bestselling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year, including peculiarly dark and dangerous takes, as well as cutting-edge forays into the world of cybersex.

  • The Best American Erotica 1995 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Lisa Palac, James Williams
    • Narrated By Carrington Macduffie, Steve Hoye, Mirron Willis
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    The Best American Erotica 1995 is the ideal collection for all lovers of first-rate erotic literature. Edited by Susie Bright, whom the Utne Reader calls "one of the leading thinkers and visionaries of our time", this third annual edition of a best-selling series brings together the most outstanding erotic writing of the year.

  • The Best American Erotica 1994 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, J. Maynard, Marianna Beck
    • Narrated By Theo McKell, Kathe Mazur, Stefan Rudnicki
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    In The Best American Erotica 2004, Broadway superstar Alan Cumming tells of the deep knowing offered by one stranger to another after casual sex; in science-fiction hotshot Geoffrey Landis' bawdy fairy tale, we learn about the very first penis; Touré's breathless prose poem sets us up with an evening's worth of erotic visitors; and in Jerry Stahl's story, a man recalls his boyhood fascination with his mother's friends and their elaborate undergarments.

  • The Best American Erotica 1993 (Unabridged Selections)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Susie Bright, Magenta Michaels, Leigh Rutledge
    • Narrated By Kathe Mazur, Stefan Rudnicki, Judith Smiley
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    Included in this collection: "Rubenesque" by Magenta Michaels; "Brian's Bedroom" by Leigh Rutledge; "Serenade for Female with Fantasies" by Anne Marie Mardith; "Why" by Bob Flanagan; "Milk" by Michael Dorsey; and more.

    Michael says: "Don't waste your money"
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