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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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.
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.
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.
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??????
I will stick with business books
No film needed
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!
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!
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.
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