©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'm not interested in reading another book by this author.
Lovely narration, terrible book.
I don't see this book as salvagable.
After reading this book, I described to friends my surprise re the poor wiriting, and the boring superficial narcissistic male centered perspective, and the dumb story. It turns out that others share this view. I enjoy almost all of the books I read on audible, but Jeremy Irons narration could not save this one.
Once, I worked until my hands bled...
The biggest theme for me was, enjoy the journey towards your dream and learn some amazing lessons along the way. I'll listen and read again!
First - Jeremy Irons was amazing! I would listen to any book he performs.
Second - I began listening to this book as I was finishing college and transitioning into a new career. This was the perfect time for me to hear the message about finding your personal legend.
Lastly - I highly recommend this book! It is a great story and if you are ready to receive the message, it's there for the taking.
Great story. You don't have to be religious to learn a life lesson from this book. I believe if you can read a book, be entertained and want to be a better person afterwards it is an amazing talent.
Great book that it tells you that in order to follow your dream. You have to listen to your heart throughout the process and journey. You will meet people on the way to pursuing your dream but it is the experience and knowledge of what you take from the journey more valuable then the end product. That is what I got from this book.
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