This rank's in my top 5 'listened' books.
Yes - the basic teachings and life reflections are always part of our journey.
Fine narrator - easy, warm style but with professional character and depth when needed.
NO. I BELIEVE TO ENJOY IT COMPLETELY, YOU WOLD HAVE TO BE BETWEEN 10 AND 14 YEARS OLD.
I WOULD NOT HAVE CHANGED THE STORY.
GETTING TO THE OASIS.
Absolutely loved it! Definitely great for all ages! Highly recommend this book!
The back and forth between present day and the future.
Easier to imagine the state of mind of the characters.
The Old Wise Man, he's a God-like figure.
Am now 80 and been avid reader since childhood. Have 3 children, 7 grandchildren. Narrated Talking Books for Vision Australia 35 yrs.
I have to admit I am not a patient reader of long descriptive passages in any book or even of 'fables' per se, but when narrated in the mellifluous tones of Jeremy Irons, I was transported and listened avidly to the end, enjoying this gentle story. I would defy anyone to turn him off.
That is why I am such a fan of listening as opposed to reading as I carry my phone everywhere I go and turn it on at every opportunity plus am offered such a diverse variety of choices. There is never time to actually sit and read during the day so can get most chores done without guilt. Thank you.
The Alchemist is a classic. Truly a great story. What kept me captivated was the reader's voice. It took me back to my childhood when I used to listen to 'The story Teller' stories by Marshall Cavendish.
I enjoyed the reader's voice I think it added something just reading this in print would not have been able to offer.
This story had great messages about being in tune with the universe and living life to the fullest. I read a lot of non-fiction about these same messages, but this was done beautifully in a great fictional story. The opening mini-story of this book blew me away and let me know I was in for a good read.
I enjoyed the audio version of the book, because I could listen to it while driving. Would not have had time to read the print version so don't know if one is better than the other.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach is similar to The Alchemist. Both stories inspire one to be true to yourself and have the courage to follow that truth to your dreams. Both are important books to read to prepare for those inevitable tough times in life.
A story about truth.
Yes, to make sure I do not miss any details.
That characters can be related to different real personalities.
Yes. Great use of different tones of voice and entonations depending on the situation
The story. It is woven together seamlessly. Works on many levels.
It is a traditional hero's journey, but it is very beautifully told. Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet meets Hemmingway's The Old Man and the Sea with a bit of Gulliver's Travels. It is brilliant.
That is a perfect name.
It is a must read.
I loved its simplicity
The fact that i felt like it was a timeless tale with messages on so many levels . I was able to share it with my kids in the car and later refer to its messages when relevant to their own experiences .
no . I loved his voice . Seen him in movies .