©1988 Paulo Coelho; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers
"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]
I love this book! I've been told many times that I should read it, but now i know why! I will recommend this book to everyone especially those that are goal oriented or believe in God. It was truly inspiring!
The main character is an inspiration and a great example of how a positive attitude and willingness to follow one's dreams with all the obstacles one needs to overcome will result in a fulfilling life.
My book club read this book. I tried listening to it, but just could not get into it. I bought the paperback edition, and got a little more out of it. There are a lot of good quotes that I think you would miss by listening to the audio version.
luv to learn
I love everything about this story and have read and listened to it at least 5 times and never tire of it. It has a lot of spiritual keys in this book.
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