Magdalena: A Prostitute's Life in Costa Rica

  • by Thomas Ray O'Brien
  • Narrated by Audrey Lusk, Thomas Ray O'Brien
  • 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Magdalene tells her story
Beginning with her dirt-poor childhood, her alcoholic mother, and pedophile step father, through her days as the "star prostitute" of the El Jardin Hotel and beyond, hear Magdalena's tale of sex, drugs, violence, love, and survival.
Divorced mother at 14
"I already had a baby girl and was divorced by the time I was 14. I was a mother now, but I was still young, cute, and very popular with the boys. I liked sex, and I had a lot of boyfriends. They would share their marijuana with me and their beer or rum or glue or whatever they had, and we'd have sex. I liked sex and drinking and the drugs. The sex was just one part of it all.
"But I was still very poor. I worked for a few weeks at an ice cream factory, but I didn't like it, and I hardly made any money there. One of my boyfriends told me about a place I could earn money just by having sex with gringos: the Hotel El Jardin. He said he thought I'd be better off being paid for sex by gringos than giving it away to the local losers. So I decided to try it."


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I wouldn't recommend

There's no plot to this story. Just disjointed story connected with repeating story. The book jumped around and sometimes repeated the exact same words telling a story from chapter to chapter. It's mostly a woman looking back over parts of her life, regretting most of the decisions she's made...all except being a prostitute.
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- Stacy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-15-2015
  • Publisher: Thomas Ray O'Brien