Eleven Minutes

  • by Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by Emilia Fox, Derek Jacoby
  • 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Good book. Bad choice on the reader.

I like Paulo Coelho a lot, but didn't like the reader of this book. Very think and pompous accent. He gave a sense of distance from the character. Perhaps if it would have been a woman... The story is very interesting from the main characters point of view about sex, sexuality and prostitution.
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- Lisiane

2nd time listened to the book enjoyed both times

The voices suit the characters throughout the story, smooth and easy to listen to. One of my favourites of paulo coelho’s
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- kimmie cannon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-01-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited