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Publisher's Summary

Featuring erotic stories by Maggie Estep, Francesca Lia Block, J.T. Leroy, and Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley.

In The Best American Erotica, Volume 9, the late 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.

Included in this collection:

  • "Joe” by Maggie Estep
  • "Mer” from Nymph by Francesca Lia Block
  • "Driving Lesson” from Sarah by J. T. Leroy
  • "Stiletto” by Lucy Taylor
  • From Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley
  • "Homewrecker” by Poppy Z. Brite
  • "Ganger (Ball Lightning)” by Nalo Hopkinson
  • "When to Use” by Stacey Richter
  • "Night Train” by Nell Carberry
  • "Ropeburn” by Anne Tourney

Previously published as Best American Erotica 2002.

Turn on! Listen to more in the Best American Erotica series.
©2002 Susie Bright (P)2006 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[Susie Bright is] the avatar of American erotica." (The New York Times)

What listeners say about The Best American Erotica, Volume 9: Ropeburn

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Not the best...

All I can say is that 'The Best of American Erotica' has come along way since 2002. I'm a fan of the books in general, which is why I decided to purchase this, however didn't find it as erotic as the later versions. In fact, I found very little erotic in this edition.

I wouldn't recommend it.

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Walking and Listening is Good for the Soul

I walk after dinner most nights.. I love to listen to stories that will keep me going .... DUH a hot story will always do that :)

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  • HelenM
  • 02-21-16

Not that erotic

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

It's ok for a little titilation but no more than that. I haven't really listen to this genre before but it was slightly weird at times even for someone who considers themselves open minded.

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  • DK
  • 01-25-22

The best? wouldn't want the worst

Hardly the best and narration was so bad on multiple stories. Awful collection don't waste credits

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  • Anna p.
  • 06-27-21

No

Oh my god, this was so so so bad - I don’t think I have ever read such a bad and boring book in my life.

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  • Shivon. J.
  • 06-17-20

not worth the time.

theres no real story line to any of the stories!! just straight into it... not worth it if you're looking for a book with a bit more depth!!

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  • Dan P.
  • 02-15-18

Rubbish

Totally boring and not erotic in any way whatsoever. Narrator sounds as bored as I was. Impossible to finish.

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  • 01-05-16

hmmmmm

Really !!!! though its a waste of time was free so keep reading but not sure why just don't understand this book grr !!!

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