©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 have read the book many times in the past and never thought I could catch the energy of the book on audio. Well, I could not have been more wrong! Jeremy Irons simply sings the story and transports you through word by word. I have listen to it now more than I have read it before. It is simply magical!
The narrator's voice lulled me to sleep in a couple of places but the story was interesting enough to keep me awake through most of the book.
I first heard this version about 4 years ago, and have listened to it many times since. It is a such a wonderful tale and Jeremy Irons voice makes it all the more wonderful. Enjoy!
this has inspired me to continue in my journey to realize my dream and to find myself in a journey of knowing myself...it has inspired me to hold on my goals and dreams amidst all the opposition, trials and challenges. great book especially that the reader is able to tell the story well with his great voice. its like you're watching a movie within your mind when you listen to this.
its really the joy of listening to audiobooks..i just hope audiobooks get a little cheaper...
Let me just state that I recognize that the story is a bit preachy. So what! I love this book, it's beautiful and a wonderful reminder of just how to be true to yourself, your love ones, and to the universe. In this world of violence and apathy, this book is just the kind of "pick me up" you need.
I (along with both my daughters) have read this book and I lovvvvve this book. I have recommended it to all my friends and family. I just had to have the audio version. You will love this book it's one you keep or give as a gift.
What an inspiring book. The reader is amazing, the many voices he does inmerses you in the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to listen to a great story.
Jeremy Irons voice is SO soothing to listen too.
I really enjoyed this and I usually only read non-fiction.
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