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The Valkyries Audiobook

The Valkyries: A Magical Tale About Forgiving Our Past and Believing in Our Future

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Publisher's Summary

The enchanting, true story of The Valkyries begins in Rio de Janeiro when author Paulo Coelho gives his mysterious master, J., the only manuscript for his book The Alchemist. Haunted by a devastating curse, Coelho confesses to J., "I've seen my dreams fall apart just when I seemed about to achieve them." In response, J. gives Coelho a daunting task: He must find and speak with his guardian angel. "The curse can be broken," he replies, "if you complete the task."

Rising to the challenge, Paulo and his wife, Cristina, drop everything, pack their bags, and take off on a 40-day adventure into the starkly beautiful and sometimes dangerous Mojave Desert - where they encounter more than they bargained for.

A masterful blend of the exotic locales, dramatic adventure, and magical storytelling, for which Coelho's fictional works are renowned, this true-life account is at once a modern-day adventure and a metaphysical odyssey.

©1992 Paulo Coelho; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Coelho's gripping tale of his adventures...reads like a suspense novel." (San Mateo Times)

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    DGM 03-12-10
    DGM 03-12-10 Member Since 2014

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    "Very satisfying"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Coehlo's work and anyone who is interested in personal growth. This book really gives you some things to think about.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    E. Gilda andrade Ley Mexico 09-21-09
    E. Gilda andrade Ley Mexico 09-21-09 Listener Since 2009

    Gigo

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    "Totally Unexpected!"

    I was intrigued by this audiobook because I never saw it before in any bookstore. As I read the editor´s comment I found it "suitable" and decided to download it but without great expectations. So wrong... this book reflects the human face of Coelho himself, its an interesting "biography" of the man behind the magician with many intimate and personal details. If you have read some other titles from Coelho you´ll find many references in this book and will give you some insight on himself as a human looking for perfection. The message of the book is so inspiring: unconditional love in so many expressions. The plot is full of unexpected turns and very interesting and strong characters.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    David Khachadoorian Anchorage, AK 06-20-15
    David Khachadoorian Anchorage, AK 06-20-15 Member Since 2016

    Have, do or be anything.

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    "This Book Changed My Life - Seriously"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this to dozens of people YES YES YES


    What did you like best about this story?

    When he talks about the pact he had made with defeat.


    What about Sean Runnette’s performance did you like?

    Not memorable for me - like Jeremy Irons' with the Alchemist, however Irons would not have fit with this story. Fact is, since this was Autobiographical I would have preferred the author to read this, or at least someone with his accent. But that is not a big deal - this is an EXCELLENT BOOK - I have listened to it several times!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Change Your Life!


    Any additional comments?

    If you are on a journey of changing your life, this might be your next step.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jonelle 07-21-13
    Jonelle 07-21-13
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    "One of Coelho's best books."
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too much detail and information to take in during one listening. A good book to take in slowly.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tom S. 08-04-16
    Tom S. 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing"

    As a medium, worker of the divine light of God. Paulo's books never dissapoint. a spiritual journey that will leave you gripped to the edge of your seat. love...

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    Jon 06-28-16
    Jon 06-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "could have been better"

    the story was good but the narration was boring, which brings the whole story down.

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    Gabrielle Eugene, OR, United States 03-24-16
    Gabrielle Eugene, OR, United States 03-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "For those who believe in angels"

    The story resonated with me although I found the narrator's tone too dramatic throughout the story.

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    Danielle Sherman Oaks 12-15-15
    Danielle Sherman Oaks 12-15-15 Member Since 2015

    My dream job would be reading for a living...

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    "A big departure from this Authors other writings.."
    Any additional comments?

    I bought this book because I love The Alchemist. After reading that book, I wanted to get into his other works. This book was number two on my list. To be quite honest, I'm not exactly sure how I feel about this book. It is part autobiography, part allegory, and extremely spiritual. I consider myself to be spiritual, but there were a few parts where I was a bit lost. Overall, there were some amazing takeaways in this book and portions so dense with wisdom, I replayed them several times. I may give this another listen to see if I can take away a bit more. I got the major themes, but don't necessarily feel that I've grasped all I can from it. It's a very different book than The Alchemist and I suppose my expectation was more along that line.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 02-23-15
    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 02-23-15 Member Since 2011

    An audible addict:)

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    "Make peace with Go and peace with yourself"

    Make peace with God and peace with yourself, in the end there is nobody else. True to Paulo this book makes one ponder, think, puts you on an inward journey. With a little help the narrator might blossom into a more in touch with his feeling reader. The performance was killing the great revelations of the two main characters in the story. Still, Paulo this one stole my heart: great work

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ted B. Cleveland, Ohio 01-08-15
    Ted B. Cleveland, Ohio 01-08-15
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    "life worthy"

    Paolo is an interesting man with an interesting life. I enjoy these glimpses into his world, our world

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