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
Besides incessant listening to audiobooks, I also read on my Kindle at night, birdwatch, garden (roses, daylilies), and do genealogy.
While reincarnation is not a subject that usually draws me in, I really enjoyed listening to Aleph, my first Coelho novel. I had to keep reminding myself it was a novel and not the author's true story. Characters were well-developed and their motivations fascinated me. Settings were described in a particularly visual manner, and I could picture this book as a movie playing in my mind. Not sure why Aleph was so compelling, but I thought about it often when not actually listening to it. Narration was excellent, too.
Wonderful book. Can't believe it was 100% autobiographical. I have studied the reincarnation work of psychiatrist Ian Stevenston and it just made Paulo's story all the more enjoyable.
I always find a hidden message from Paulo Coelho that feels that it was written specifically for me. This book was not the same as previous ones. I find his other books more entrancing than this one. At the beginning i almost lost interest, and the narrative seems to have changed a bit towards the end. However, his work is always exquisite and I am glad i pushed thru to the end. This book is worth reading, or better said listening to.
Paulo Coelho share's the gift of his life and all it's humanity a step further with his latest autobiographical piece. Rich in wisdom, dedication to the inner journey and living for the sake of the truth whatever it turns out to be...feeling gratitude for his continued willingness to share so candidly.
Mark Bramhall does a marvelous job reading...excellent!
Curious, love philosophy, reading, polictics, social and Islam. فضولي ، أحب الفلسفة ، القراءة ، السياسة ، علوم الاجتماع ، والاسلام ex-Microsoft, ex-KFUPM (SWE).
if the author or someone really good, narrate this story.
The storyline is amazing the journey in Aleph.
The narrator was making voices to change characters and he tried to make some accents too. This was very bad attempt from him.
Plus, there wasn't any energy. the performance of the Alchemist was way better and that person might be appropriate for this book too.
I love Paulo Coelho! I love his stories and his books and this one was a shocker. It exposed reality in a way I could comfortable identify with.
It's a good, entertaining story (note that there is a sudden change in narrator towards the end of the book).
I don't know what it is to me about his books but i feel like i need to hold the book and read it and have the ability to write in the margins so audible just doesn't fit the need i have on this author but the work that they did was amazing just like the story
Overall an interesting book. Not fabulous, but entertaining most of the time. The story was a bit too long and I lost interest in some of the main characters.
Also, I would have preferred the narrator have a Brazilian accent to go along with the fact that the author is talking about being Brazilian.
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