Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after 11 years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings...and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts.
Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions.
©2006 Paulo Coelho; (P)2009 Phoenix
"Coelho's familiar message about the spirituality of love will please his devoted following." (Booklist)
"Sex and God whipped into a tasty mayonnaise." (Kirkus Reviews)
A beautiful love story. If you are a catholic/christian you will really enjoy it. The readers accent was fantastic and suits the character well.Totally worth it. Paulo Coehlo did another great job!!
Oh my GOD !!! What a book !
It's not just the story but the message and the words and the thoughts it evokes and brings to life from the subconscious to the conscious .......the truth . The narration was Excellent.
I loved the Alchemist. So I decided to listen to another book by Paulo Coelho. This is a story about true love and sacrifice. The Alchemist is still my favorite but this story of true love was touching. Coelho writes books with hidden deep meaning. I have to listen to his books over and over to catch the full message and how it holds meaning in my life. We are blessed to have a writer that understands so much about the lessons we need to learn in this life.
selfhelp book-eater.I love comedy, to cook and bake, dogs and gardening.
Aghh! The most boring romance novel; I was in agony while listening to it, nothing was happening, I was begging for it to be over.
If you are not a catholic, be careful, you're most likely to roll your eyes a lot!
The narrator Stephanie Zimbalist and the background music that would pop up at times throughout the story.
Lover her accent and tone of voice. It fit the story perfect.
Such a great book. It has everything you would expect from Paulo. The story isn't religious, it's spiritual just like all of Paulo's books. Although the story is fiction, the things, tales and people that are talked about are all real, which makes the book that much more magical. I rank this book as high as The Alchemist. Stephanie Zimbalist does a great job with the narration as well. Highly Recommended!
To finish a book, I have to be engaged enough. I have began many books with much more interesting topics, but not finish them. Coelho keeps you engaged.
The heroine, she is a great character
The narrator was one of the worst I've heard. Poor distinction between characters
None, the book was great. I had high hopes for the audio book as well but disappointed
I always labor through even if I don't like a book or don't like the narrator of an audible book. I jut couldn't waste minutes I'll never get back finishing this. And I tried. Especially since I've always loved Stephanie Zimbalist. Story seemed pointless and jut never picked up. I hate to bash books. I can't write and I appreciate a good/great read like few other things in life. But some books just aren't that appealing (to me). Sadly this is one of them. To the point I stopped reading, it just never hooked me and made me want to continue reading. The characters evoked no emotion, nor even negative emotions.
I read this book expecting another masterpiece like "the Alchemist".
I wouldn`t say I wasted my time but I have to say that it got a little to religious in the middle and I lost track of the story all together.
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