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Brida | [Paulo Coelho]

Brida

This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.
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Publisher's Summary

This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world.

She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon.

As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.

This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

©2008 Paulo Coelho; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Lyn LADY LAKE, FL, United States 09-19-08
    Lyn LADY LAKE, FL, United States 09-19-08 Member Since 2007

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Not for me"

    I did not enjoy this book in fact I had a hard time finishing it. The characters left me cold and the story line was ragged. I felt the author was trying to combine a philosophy with a novel and neither clearly presented, It just never worked for me.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Nanaimo, BC, Canada 03-12-14
    Jamie Nanaimo, BC, Canada 03-12-14
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    This was a simple book, easy to listen to and follow along. It is in the same category as The Alchemist, in terms of content, so if you liked The Alchemist, you'll probably appreciate this book. I would recommend for fans of this author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Jacksonville, TX, USA 08-22-08
    Lisa Jacksonville, TX, USA 08-22-08
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    "Excellent read!"

    I loved this book and found myself randomly stopping the narration to contemplate the ideologies and spiritual concepts presented therein. This is a lovely story that encourages us to view the world with a different set of eyes and openness to the less obvious aspects of our existence in the universe. If you are a Paulo Coelho fan, you don't want to miss this one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    yvette 04-15-15
    yvette 04-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "must listen to"

    Enjoyed this book very much and had me totally wanting more. If you loved the Alchemist, you will love this one as well. I will be listening to it again.

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    Dallanara 03-22-15
    Dallanara 03-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fascinated"

    I was completely fascinated by the topics and although it got heavy at times, I struggled to take breaks and couldn't wait to pick it up again.

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    maia Salisbury, NC, United States 09-10-12
    maia Salisbury, NC, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Confusing point of view"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    May be not. I love work of Coelho but i do not agree with his point of view in this book.
    Mixed religious messege
    One night passion to recognize true love.?????? And after all philosofical aproach that it is ok if you just move on??????



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    I will stick with business books


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    Pawel Newark, NJ, USA 10-24-09
    Pawel Newark, NJ, USA 10-24-09
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    "Very nice one"

    I have red couple of books by Paulo Coelho and it is always like I can't stop till it's finished.
    The beautiful story of Brida presented on very nice and mysterious background makes the book even more absorbing.
    I think Narrator could be more 'romantic' to fit to the mood of the story.
    All in all... Highly Recommended Book!

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    Jamila Broomfield, CO, USA 10-10-08
    Jamila Broomfield, CO, USA 10-10-08
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    "Very Disappointing"

    Had higher expectations - disappointed in the story line. Would not recommend purchasing this book - check it out from the library first if you're curious - but don't spend your money!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jen Terry East Dubuque, Il 01-11-09
    Jen Terry East Dubuque, Il 01-11-09 Member Since 2013

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    "Very disappointing"

    I've been interested in this author's books in the past but this is the first one I've read. It may well be the last. I had to force myself to follow through to the end just to give it a fair shake ...but it never redeemed itself. First of all, the story sounded interesting, but, I'm sorry....where did these "witches" crop up who go on endlessly about God and the gospel of St. Paul(not a huge fan of women, by the way)and mention the Virgin Mary in all their invocations? And all the "soul mate" drivel?....gack...
    Also, I think a narrator can make or break an audiobook and this one was not a good match for the story. Her style was alright for "What the Dead Know" but in this case someone who could actually do a nice Irish accent and imbue the characters with a little depth and warmth would have helped alot. Her monotone style didn't help an already...well I just don't have any words to properly describe what kind of novel it was, but the reading definitely didn't improve things.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Anderson, SC, United States 06-26-11
    Jennifer Anderson, SC, United States 06-26-11
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    "Not worth the credit"

    What can I say, but that I do not like it. It is confusing. You can't be Christian and another faith at the same time. "read the bible & you will understand" The bible is against witches. I do not understand where the author was going with this book. Honestly, don't waste a credit.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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