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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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    Brent Bunnell 03-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    I love this book! I've been told many times that I should read it, but now i know why! I will recommend this book to everyone especially those that are goal oriented or believe in God. It was truly inspiring!

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    Brian Alan Moore 03-17-16
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    "Thought provoking."

    I fell in love with the boy and wanted to see him find his own personal legend. Reminds me of my love and hope for my 25 year old son.

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    Angela 03-17-16
    Angela 03-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant inspiring story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Alchemist the most enjoyable?

    The main character is an inspiration and a great example of how a positive attitude and willingness to follow one's dreams with all the obstacles one needs to overcome will result in a fulfilling life.


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    William 03-16-16
    William 03-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The Alchemist"

    This is one of the best books I ever read. it is a very easy to follow story and very interesting. I Love it.

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    Rachel 03-15-16
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    "Good story, ending was underwhelming"

    I enjoyed this book right up to the end, when I discovered what he discovered.
    But I did enjoy Jeremy Irons narration.

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    Maggie Layton, UT, United States 03-15-16
    Maggie Layton, UT, United States 03-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Better to read this one."
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    My book club read this book. I tried listening to it, but just could not get into it. I bought the paperback edition, and got a little more out of it. There are a lot of good quotes that I think you would miss by listening to the audio version.

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    Annette Fostoria, OH 03-09-16
    Annette Fostoria, OH 03-09-16 Member Since 2015

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    "One of my favorite books"

    I love everything about this story and have read and listened to it at least 5 times and never tire of it. It has a lot of spiritual keys in this book.

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    M. Mohan Queens, NY, USA 03-07-16
    M. Mohan Queens, NY, USA 03-07-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Everyone must read this ...What is your personal legend?"

    This is so simply put and understandable on how to follow your heart to find your personal legend- your life's mission/path. Very interesting from beginning to end. Story flowed very well and Jeremy Irons is the perfect narrator. Beautifully wrote and read.

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    Amazon Customer 03-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "A new favorite to add to my collection!"

    Beautifully poetic and enjoyable. A thought provoking tale that draws you in. A new favorite to add to my collection!

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    Adia 03-01-16
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    this book is one you must read if you don't I feel bad for you

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