©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 have read it in 2 languages and listened to this version 3 times. Jeremy Irons is amazing. I'm a Paulo Coelho fan, so for me it's easy to love the book. Many critique his beliefs and accuse him of using God, religion and or spirituality too much. I'm not a religious person, yet I enjoy his points of view and it's abundance doesn't bother me one bit. It's an emotional roller-coaster that ends with a soft kiss. Enjoy :)
fine young upstanding Gent
Great book, and while it took me a bit to get use to Jeremy Irons narration , it eventually grew on me. There will be parts of this book where you will rewind it 30 sec. Just to hear some of the beautiful words that are poetic and life affirming at the same time.
I come back to this book at least once a year and every time take with me fresh energy, new hopes, and a soul. Lessons are all over the story for those who have the time to learn them in silence. Thank you audibles and to the narrator for narrating it so beautifully and calmly.
The Alchemist provided insight and guidance for our spiritual journey. While as human beings we are all on the journey to experience our personal legend.
If you have someone that likes philosophy but is bored by it. This book is perfect it presents personal development philosophy in an entertaining manner. Also the narrator was phenomenal!!! Loved it
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