This is when a narrator can give himself the right to perform; when he/she is a professional performer. For most part of the time what turns me off in an audio book, is the reader, either with heavy British accent, or worse those who trying to imitate the voice of the character, to a woman or a child, etc. Also those who read fast. I believe all narrators must listen to this book and learn from Jeremy Iron.
Keyvan de Bash
i loved this book, it reads like a childrens book but the message in this book is books are deeply profound. some of my fave quoates:
- When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person realize his dream
- God only rarely reveals the future. When he does so, it is for one reason: it's a future that was written so as to be altered.
It made me think about what there was to understand about belief and faith.
It is worth the listen more than once.
I loved this book sometimes its hard to get out of our comfort zone so we don't try new things
great listen my husband even enjoyed it and he doesnt listen or read anything that doesnt have to do with history it helps you think and come a live
I'm visually impaired, however after I heard the reading I had to have this in print. Moving and so simple. I can only recommend that every one listen to this at least once in their life
Bravo for yet another superlative Audio presentation from Audible! The Alchemist may be Paulo Coelho's best work, and Jeremy Irons' exquisite voice rendering is no less than impeccable. Throw away your paperback version and download this treasure now!
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This is an enjoyable audiobook, and Jeremy Irons does an excellent job narrating. It's a simple, almost children's book with a herky jerky prose, probably due to being translated. The Alchemist contains many familiar new-age self-help themes, which seem to be invalidated by the magical sourcery. No, The Alchemist isn't a metaphor - the book really has a character that uses a magic potion to turn lead into gold. So much for taking responsibility and empowerment.