Self-discovery fable falls.
Heavy handed, actually.
I loved the meeting with the King, and the crystal shop.
No. From reviews, I had rather expected to find another Little Prince gem of a story. This was more obvious and less charming than I was looking for.
WONDERFUL narration. Jeremy Irons could read a grocery list and I'd want to hear him.
Business and self improvement book junkee
The story breaks down a life changing lesson that anyone can remember.
This is certainly not a literary work in terms of character development and depth of story, however it makes up for it in the power of this life-changing lesson. This book has made a huge difference in the way i see courage and what I thought was selflessness. We all have a purpose and it is your duty to fulfill it. Great lesson.
It was read by Jeremy Irons so....yeah, I'd think so!!! Seriously, I wouldn't have read this book in the print version.
I would say that this book reminded me of books like Conversations With God, or maybe books by Daniel Quinn. It was more of an allegory than a story really, the plot wasn't that compelling, it was more of a character-driven book.
What's not to like about Jeremy Irons? He is extremely easy to listen to in general, and given that there are so few characters in the book his ability to make each one distinct and interesting in his or her own right was really fantastic. Sometimes my mind did wander because the plot was a little thin, but I was willing to go back and listen to parts I missed.
yes i would because everyone has a dream!
I like the higher perspective of things in the story.
my favourite scene is where he worked temporary, doing what needs to be done to pursue his dream no matter how long it took.
i would pick the old king or the alchemist (and it wouldn't be for dinner probably to a bar or somewhere recreational), because they say things to make u think and travel through your mind.
my money well spent!
After hearing about how many people love this author and reading the reviews of this book maybe I was expecting too much. I did not find the story all that uplifting or inspiring. I did listen to the whole book hoping it would get better by the end but it didn't. Very disappointing.
However I did like Jeremy Irons narration very much and that's what kept me listening through to the end.
Even though I am not religious or spiritual, I still liked the story :). A nice short read :)
Enlightenment, magic, thoughtful
The encounter with the old king Melchizedek.
His trained voice matches perfectly to all the characters in the book, which makes hearing this book a real pleasure, almost as if you were watching a movie.
And adventure for the mind and soul.
As the Alchemist himself said, what happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time...
I've read this book twice already and I'm sure I'll read it more times in the future, since every read gives me an slightly different message, a new hint, a new point of view.
Internet entrepreneur from the Netherlands.
Jeremy Irons (the voice of Scar in The Lion King) does an excellent job in narrating this book. The story is very vivid and entertaining and has a lot of important life lessons weaved in to it, without being to obvious about it. I highly recommend listening to this book over reading it yourself.
Did you know this is Will Smith's all time favorite book?
That's the reason why I bought it and I'm glad I did.
I love to read and audible has helped me double what I read in a year. An Irish bookworm.
Jeremy Irons enthusiastic performance of the story and the deeper meaning of the story
The old king. We could all do with an inspirational advisor like him!
If their is only one book you can read (listen to) in your life, make sure it's this one and Jeremy Irons is brilliant as a narrator!