©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 love sharing wisdom with others in search of self improvement, we shall never stop growing and learning
This is the kind of book teachers should be assigning to children to read, it's inspiring, fun to read or listens to and full of wisdom
I loved the deeper meaning that was found throughout the entire story!
I particularly enjoyed the happenings during his days with the crystal merchant.
I haven't heard others of Jeremy Iron's but I really loved the sound of his voice.
I cried during several moments of the story. There was so much symbolism that anyone can relate to in their lives. This rang true to my heart and my life experience.
The storyline is unpredictable for the most part with incredible analogies. The book caused me to think and find parallels in my own life. It's short, but stays with you long after finishing it.
From what other's have said, the story was really hyped. I expected some big epiphany @ the end, instead of something so simple. I imagine more epiphany comes , as time passes.
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