A young shepherd (former divinity accolyte) whose ambitions exceed his birthright, and the journey that leads him to realize his "dreams beyond the horizon".
Filled with quotable quotes, this short novel is a welcome work of everyday wisdom, written in easy-to-listen, parable form. For the person who seeks to find his/her "true self" & own life's purpose.
A cross between "The Little Prince" (Antoine de St.-Exupery) & the writings of Carlos Castaneda (esp. earlier works like, "The Teachings of Don Juan" & "Journey to Ixtalan") but more readily "accessible" for the less-than-enlightened
Jeremy Irons gives a masterful & nuanced performance of the various characters that gradually reveal a series of life's lessons, throughout this tale. His dramatic reading adds clarity to Coelho's gems of wisdom, which are generously sprinkled throughout the book.
I really think the acting was too notch and the story was very good as well. The idea of a character in search of his true legend and his observations of the world were very fun. All is well that ends well.
Wow. Love. Absolutely love. Jeremy Irons did well, though I wish there were a few other voices, (he gave each one a different sound, and by the 9th character he had run out of ideas). Incredible nonetheless. Thanks Paulo. Muchos gracias.
This was fun, entertaining, humorous, fascinating, thought-provoking, insightful, deep, mysterious, and so much more. An easy read, but also an enrapturing read! DEFINITELY give it a look!