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