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Aleph Audiobook

Aleph

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Publisher's Summary

Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny.

In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to begin again: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him.

Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before - and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life’s inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys: Are we where we want to be, doing what we want to do?

Some books are read. Aleph is lived.

©2011 Paulo Coehlo (P)2011 Random House Audio

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    Maria 09-02-15
    Maria 09-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "One of the best books I ever read!"
    Would you listen to Aleph again? Why?

    Yes. Its though provoking, beautiful journey though time. I love the author and his writing style. Moving. Booked my ticket onto a Russian Train, leaving in 2 weeks.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All are wonderful!


    Have you listened to any of Mark Bramhall’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Who was the most memorable character of Aleph and why?

    Hilal


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    yve. 04-21-15
    yve. 04-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A Must"

    Just an overwhelming adventure that you are taken along and grow, ( love& forgiveness ;)

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    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 02-24-15
    Nicolette Irene, South Africa 02-24-15 Member Since 2011

    An audible addict:)

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    "All of Aleph is worth the money!!!"

    All of Aleph is worth the money, the story, lessons learned, performance. Mark Bramhall is an addictive narrator - job well.... No..... Very well done. Aleph is romantic, funny, inner journey invitation.

    Paulo has a way of putting words to what all human being experience

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise SPRING, TX, United States 07-18-13
    Denise SPRING, TX, United States 07-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Graphic and Web Designer, Native from South America. Love Audible!!!

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    "Mind-blowing"
    What made the experience of listening to Aleph the most enjoyable?

    GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could not stop listening to for 3 days straight!!!!! It''s just Coelho's BEST book. As all of his books are based on personal development, this books talks more about past lives and others ways to recognice your soul mate. Just great!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    vania Pittsburg, CA, United States 03-11-13
    vania Pittsburg, CA, United States 03-11-13
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    "Exquisite"
    If you could sum up Aleph in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing, beautiful, surprising


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hilal because she is young and perseverant for her love no matter what


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

    Paulo Coelho


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes that's for sure


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Shields Medford, OR 09-24-12
    Douglas Shields Medford, OR 09-24-12
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    "Blown Away!"
    Where does Aleph rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Aleph?

    When he went back to one of his past lives.


    Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

    Jihlal.


    If you could rename Aleph, what would you call it?

    Adventures in Time


    Any additional comments?

    Loved the book. Lots of wisdom and meaning to be found in this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anabel coconut Creek, FL, United States 09-16-12
    Anabel coconut Creek, FL, United States 09-16-12
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Aleph to be better than the print version?

    I love the alchemist! Nothing can top that!! However, I loved the book except Chapter 13


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    shoka 06-12-12
    shoka 06-12-12
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    "Amazing story i was obssessed with untill finished"
    What made the experience of listening to Aleph the most enjoyable?

    intriguing story from the beginning


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hillal, the young lady who was determined to find the truth.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matt McKillip Kokomo, IN USA 03-20-12
    Matt McKillip Kokomo, IN USA 03-20-12 Listener Since 2009

    I read a lot and on most any subject!

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    "Not what I expected"

    I was disappointed in Aleph. Having loved the Alchemist, I thought Aleph might be as captivating but it was not. I do not recommend this one by Coelho.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    PRZEMYSL New Canaan, CT, United States 05-22-13
    PRZEMYSL New Canaan, CT, United States 05-22-13 Member Since 2015
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    "This book is BS"
    What disappointed you about Aleph?

    The story is so ridiculous and silly and there is just toooo much no sense... it is a waste of time


    Would you ever listen to anything by Paulo Coelho again?

    Nop... I try to understand why Paulo Coelho is so successful, and I don't get it... nothing personal, he is just not a good writer and I don't find his stories appealing at all... and I'm Brazilian, I can read the original writing, so it is no a "translation" problem.


    What didn’t you like about Mark Bramhall’s performance?

    It was ok.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom... it is just silly and not well written


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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