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The Alchemist Audiobook

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream [Audiobook]

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Publisher's Summary

Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its simplicity and wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an Alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a meditation on the treasures found within. Lush, evocative, and deeply humane, the story of Santiago is art eternal testament to the transforming power of our dreams and the importance of listening to our hearts.

©1988 Paulo Coelho; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"The story has the comic charm, dramatic tension and psychological intensity of a fairy tale, but it's full of specific wisdom as well, about becoming self-empowered, overcoming depression, and believing in dreams." (Publishers Weekly)

"Yareli Arizmendi spins this marvelous tale of exotic adventure....[He] makes us feel the pain and joy of Santiago, the poor shepherd boy, as he tries to decide whether to seek a larger fortune or stay in the security of his job. Exuding softness and pathos, the narrator reminds that us most people who are unhappy failed to follow their dreams when young." [AudioFile]

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    This book should be read often to teach us about life and how to follow our journey through it.

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    loved it so much i listened three times. a timeless besutiful parable about trusting in God and faith and in keeping your heart open for love and guidance.

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    My mind has been opened. This story will help you answer questions you don't know you have.

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    My third time listening and I love it. the reading is great, the narrator does great with giving characters different voices, and the overall story is amazing and a very good lesson

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    I'm sure it's written well in the original language but the translation was just so dull and junior high-ish.

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    Jeremy is the best! my gf and I listened to this at night this last month or so. it's a really nice thing to do together.

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    there is just so much in this book. reading it once is not enough.

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    Soul to Soul journey finding your authentic self in the face of God. I am now bilingual.

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    a trip through the mind and spirit. once you start this journey you'll venture into a new realm

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