The Best of Best American Erotica, The Final Edition

  • by Susie Bright, Rowan Elizabeth, Alicia Gifford
  • Narrated by Susie Bright, Theo McKell, Don Leslie, Kathe Mazur
  • 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Highlights Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The final edition of the best-selling Best American Erotica series, featuring erotic stories by: Susie Bright, Steven Saylor, Greta Christina, and Alicia Gifford.
In Susie Bright's own contribution, "Story of O Birthday Party", she recounts her lover's elaborately orchestrated birthday gift: a re-creation of Pauline Réage's classic S/M tale, with Susie at the center of the action. Joe Maynard enters a love/hate relationship with a two-million-dollar sex toy in "Fleshlight". Greta Christina's "Are We Having Sex Now or What?" asks the provocative question: What defines authentic sexual connection and experience?
Included in this collection:

"Halves" by Rowan Elizabeth
"Surviving Darwin" by Alicia Gifford
"Playing Doctor" by Eloise Chagrin
"Innocence in Extremis" by Debra Boxer
"The Program" by G. Bonhomme
"The Letters" by Eric Albert
"The Desires of Houses" by Haddayr Copley-Woods
"Horny" by Greg Boyd
"Pinkie" by Jennifer D. Munro
"Three Obscene Phone Calls" by Marian Phillips
"Tennessee" by Patrice Suncircle
"Up for a Nickel" by Thomas S. Roche
"This Isn't About Love" by Susan St. Aubin
"Blue Light" by Steven Saylor, writing as Aaron Travis
Previously published as Best American Erotica 2008.

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What the Critics Say

"[Susie Bright is] the avatar of American erotica." (The New York Times)
"I'm sure the stories would read brilliantly from the page, but I dramatically prefer to have BAE the audiobook poured into my ear in narrative form....[H]earing these stories spoken infuses them with something tangibily more personal, thus more captivating. And more alluring." (The Geek Prospectus blog)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Definitely pushes the envelope

The stories in this collection attempt to go beyond the standard Tab A/Slot B clinical porn which too often gets classified as "erotic." Although not all the stories were to my taste, and indeed there were a couple I didn't finish listening to, I applaud the authors and Ms. Bright for attempting to raise the genre to the level of art.
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- Pieter

I wish I had read the reviews first!

I am afraid I am with the others before me, this one is not worthy... I'll admit that I didn't make it all the way through, but at better than 75% it was obvious to me that it was not quality writing and it couldn't be salvaged in the last few stories ... Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere!
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- Earl

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2008
  • Publisher: Susie Bright