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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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    I see how a person would love this. I'm not religious and found this really repetitive and kind of annoying. The voice actor is fabulous.

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    More than once I paused the audio and reflected on my life and how I could improve it and pursue my personal legend.

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    Paul 05-22-16 Member Since 2015

    Empowered by success. Leaders are readers and usually Entrepreneurs too.

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    Highly recommended for those who have a positive outlook on life. Brilliantly crafted. It's a discovery of how to follow your dream.

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    Peter Cyran 05-21-16
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    "Amazing read!!!"

    I absolutely loved this book! It's an easy read and has so much meaning to it!! I can't wait

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    This is a great story and performance! So much taken away from this book. It is a book truly for everyone!

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    My wife and I really enjoyed this title. I found it inspiring and I think everyone should read this at some point in their lives. I think I would have to put this as one of my favorite books of all time.

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    I very much enjoyed this book. well written. I would read/listen to it again. excellent

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    Jeremy Irons was fantastic. What a wonderful story teller and story. Sad that it was so short.

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    Cassie 05-16-16
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    "Inspires dreamers to become doers!"

    Narrated beautifully. Beautiful story. Highly recommend to anyone who has feared pursuing a dream. There is too many quotes to list. Many gems of wisdom spread generously throughout the book.

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    Sean 05-15-16
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    "My favorite book."

    I've read this book 3 times front to back in the last month. It's incredible👍🏻❤️

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