©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]
If I were 20-30ish.
Made the story original.
So similar to other books. Liked the setting of Andalusia in southern Spain. Morocco, not so much.
I listened in one sitting because this audiobook is so engrossing and engaging! I traveled the desert and became the elements described. Philosophy, faith, romance, travel, and danger... Great listen!!
This work is like being lifted and carried of on a quest. You feel yourself being moved and moved upon. I find myself still planted where I was before reading this but I am not the me I once was.
This book is a metaphor for life. It takes you on a kind of journey that once you
start out you cannot help live it yourself.. It makes you believe all over again.
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