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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49,798 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paulo Coelho Narrator: Emilia Fox, Derek Jacoby Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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A chance meeting in Rio takes Maria to Geneva, where she dreams of finding fame and fortune, yet ends up working the streets as a prostitute. In Geneva, Maria drifts further and further away from love while at the same time developing a fascination with sex.

Eventually, Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. In this odyssey of self-discovery, Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness, 'sexual pleasure for its own sake', or risking everything to find her own 'inner light' and the possibility of sacred sex, sex in the context of love.

A daring modern fable about the nature of love and sex. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle D'costa | 2/6/2014

    " at first when i saw it was a translation...i was not very keen on it..but now that i hav read it..im glad i didnt abandon it...it is philosophical...magical...defintly only for adults... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry Wykes | 1/17/2014

    " A great book, thoroughly enthralling, but slightly disappointed with ending & think it could glamourise prostitution, which to many (I believe) is a pretty desperate way to earn money, think the book could have explored this aspect a bit more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anirudh | 1/9/2014

    " Very nice but little boring in the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa P. | 1/5/2014

    " One of the best books I have ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ghazal | 10/27/2013

    " An intense novel. Definitely a page turner! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Smalltimequeen | 10/25/2013

    " First Coelho book in 2009! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Snufkin | 10/25/2013

    " This is a book that takes a taboo subject and faces it head on, without cutting back on anything. Society, love and spirituality all come together into this beautiful tale. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dora Galanopoulos | 6/18/2013

    " This book was very sexy. Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valeria Blanco | 6/1/2013

    " This was my pre-erotic romance book, it's not that explicit but this is one of my favorite books. I love Paulo Coelho, I read this book 4 times and I could read it again and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lubna | 5/13/2013

    " IT WAS A HELL OF A BOOK>>I REALLY ENJOYED EVERY SECOND OF THIS BOOK AND WOULD LOVE TO READ IT AGAIN "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vinod Jayachandran | 3/2/2013

    " Diary of a prostitute. No good content. Avoidable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rupesh Goenka | 1/18/2013

    " It was a Ok read.. boring at times!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaliyah Khan | 11/17/2012

    " Just loved it. It helped me explore the meaning of love making and more than that. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diana Abalos | 8/26/2012

    " I hated this book. Boring. Amateur writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nada Khafaga | 5/14/2012

    " Oh Gosh- Where do I start?! I have read this book SO MANY TIMES I lost count! There are no words to explain how AMAZING it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carianne Gonzales | 3/18/2012

    " ah what can say? i like it, maybe my top 5 from all coelho's book. i enjoyed every word... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Phoebe | 2/17/2012

    " Wouldn't it be nice if prostitutes were well adjusted individuals doing a job they really love.... Dream on Paul Coehlo, your fantasies are destructive because you want to believe, and by writing about give power to, simplistic truths which are not part of our reality. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 9/11/2011

    " another one of my favorites from Coelho. This one had a "reality" touch to it. I felt very much for the main character and was very proud of her in the end. Courageous woman :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 5/15/2011

    " I really learned so much with this book, it's beautiful and gives you so many things to think about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The | 5/15/2011

    " What an amazing book - eye-opening and thought provoking. Can only recommend it, enjoyed reading it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deedee | 5/13/2011

    " because of this book...i am motivated to read more of paulo coelho's works. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bogdan | 5/10/2011

    " Kind of sexual oriented towards the end, i would say... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chrissy | 5/8/2011

    " I really got inspired by the quotations that the book is giving me. I even wrote it down on my site Chrissy319.tumblr.com

    Maria is indeed a brave and adventurous women. She's in the search of herself and finding if TRUE LOVE really exist in her world.. =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desiree | 5/7/2011

    " El primer libro que leí del escritor y asta ahora es mi favorito. Me sentí incomoda en algunas partes que son explicitas y yo diría que obscenas. Entiendo que es la historia de una prostituta. Al final me envolvió aunque es un poco corto el libro. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/1/2011

    " One of the best books I've read. It makes you think about your perception of love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edward | 4/26/2011

    " Some people I know should stop considering this book as porn material.
    This book changed my perception about love, sex and relationship. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Magda | 4/26/2011

    " Mi sembrava tanto di leggere la trama di Pretty Woman solo un po' più spinta.
    Originalità zero! "

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About the Author
Author Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a New York Times bestselling author. His books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 68 languages and published in 150 countries. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards and was inducted at the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace by the UN Secretary-General.