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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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    "life in a book"

    one of the best books I've ever read. I'm sure it will have different meanings to different people and will impact you differently based on your stage of life.

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    This was fun, entertaining, humorous, fascinating, thought-provoking, insightful, deep, mysterious, and so much more. An easy read, but also an enrapturing read! DEFINITELY give it a look!

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    loved it! a must read ...exciting & couldn't wait to reach the end.... a story of faith, endurance & courage!



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    "Great Book for religious, spiritual and skeptics"

    Absolutely love the story and the narration only adds to the wonderful effect this book can and will have on you

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    The overall story was wonderful. I wish that the ending wasn't so abrupt. I felt there could be ao much more.

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    Robert Weiss 11-02-16
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    "Great writing, great reading"

    This is a very powerful and intriguing story of one boys journey to find a treasure that allows him to gain more then riches.

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    "Wonderfully simple"

    I loved this story! Presented in a way that shows the thought processes the boy uses to work his way through his life. He progresses forward, always learning new ways to live his live. Each step in the process is a building block aimed at giving him an understanding of how he achieved it and why it was important for future growth.
    Jeremy Irons' narration truly made the story come alive.

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    "getting to know the elements on life's journey"

    had a hunch, but was wrong ... kept it interesting ... drifted to the end to soak it in ... not to be read fast .... enjoyed the journey

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    "A fantasy filled with life lessons"

    Well narrated story with a wealth of learning for daily living. The real alchemy is turning this fiction into actions to move you toward your personal legend.

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    My sons will read this book. I will send it to them with much love

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