Paulo Coelho
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Paulo Coelho

The Brazilian author PAULO COELHO is considered one of the most influential authors of our times. His books have sold more than 165 million copies worldwide, have been released in 170 countries and been translated into 80 languages.

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, he soon discovered his vocation for writing. He worked as a director, theater actor, songwriter and journalist. His collaboration with Brazilian composer and singer Raúl Seixas gave some of the greatest classic rock songs in Brazil. In 1986, a special meeting led him to make the pilgrimage to Saint James Compostela (in Spain). The Road to Santiago was not only a common pilgrimage but a turning point in his existence. A year later, he wrote 'The Pilgrimage', an autobiographical novel that is considered the beginning of his career.

In the following year, COELHO published 'The Alchemist'. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time.

Other titles include 'Brida' (1990), 'The Valkyries' (1992), 'By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept' (1994), the collection of his best columns published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo entitle 'Maktub' (1994), the compilation of texts 'Phrases' (1995), 'The Fifth Mountain' (1996), 'Manual of a Warrior of Light' (1997), 'Veronika decides to die' (1998), 'The Devil and Miss Prym' (2000), the compilation of traditional tales in 'Stories for parents, children and grandchildren' (2001), 'Eleven Minutes' (2003), 'The Zahir' (2005), 'Like the Flowing River' (2006), 'The Witch of Portobello' (2006), 'The Winner Stands Alone' (2008), 'Aleph' (2010), 'Manuscript found in Accra' (2012) and 'Adultery' (2014).

He has received numerous prestigious international awards. He is member of the Academy of Letters of Brazil since 2002 and Messenger of Peace by the United Nations since 2007. In 2009 he received the Guinness World Record for the most translated author for the same book (The Alchemist).

The man behind the author likes to write and practices Kyudo - a meditative archery. He loves reading, walking, football and computers. In that sense, he has always maintained a close contact with his readers but now, and thanks to the new media, he has established an incredible feedback with them. Paulo was the second most influential celebrity on Twitter in 2010 according to Forbes and he is the writer with the highest number of followers in the social media.

In the past years Paulo Coelho has expanded his presence in the internet with his daily blogs in Wordpress (http://paulocoelhoblog.com), Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Paulo-Coelho/11777366210), Twitter (https://twitter.com/paulocoelho) & Instagram (http://instagram.com/alkmist), among others. He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=paulabraconnot) and Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulo_coelho/sets) , offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers.

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Best Sellers

    • The Alchemist

    • A Fable About Following Your Dream
    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Jeremy Irons
    • Length: 4 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41,258
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35,801
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35,819

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Timeless Tale

    • By Judi on 01-07-07

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Gather ‘Round the Sound

    • Holiday Stories from Beloved Authors and Great Performers Across the Globe
    • By: Paulo Coelho, Yvonne Morrison, Charles Dickens
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters, Daniel Frances Berenson, Magda Szubanski, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6,008
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5,279
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5,276

    2017 has been a monumental year for Audible, having just celebrated our 20th anniversary, a milestone that would have never been possible without our wonderful and loyal listeners....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • WHAT WAS THAT!

    • By Phillip on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $0.00

    • The Music Coming from the House

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Daniel Francis
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    The Music Coming from the House by Paulo Coelho is a story of human values and the Christmas spirit....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Have faith

    • By IreneMBBT on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $0.00

    • El Alquimista [The Alchemist]

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Tomas Leighton
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 853
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 714
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 717

    El Alquimista relata las aventuras de Santiago, un joven pastor andaluz que un día abandona su rebaño para ir en pos de una quimera....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Judith Figueroa on 04-24-15

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The Pilgrimage

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 973
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 820
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 822

    Step inside this captivating account of Paulo Coehlo's pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. This fascinating parable explores the need to find one's own path....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, Favorite Coelho Book So Far!

    • By Idaho Trojan on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $23.95

    • Warrior of the Light

    • A Manual
    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Greg Wagland
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 669
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 576

    In his inimitable style, Paulo Coelho shows listeners how to embark upon the way of the Warrior: the one who appreciates the miracle of being alive....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awsome book really help me clear my head loved it

    • By Havik on 04-02-16

    Regular price: $15.96

    • Hippie

    • By: Paulo Coelho, Eric M. B. Becker - translator
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 145

    Drawing on the rich experience of his own life, best-selling author Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to relive the dreams of a generation that longed for peace. In Hippie, he tells the story of Paulo, a young, skinny Brazilian man with a goatee and long, flowing hair....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Touchingly beautiful

    • By Albert Bates on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Witch of Portobello

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Rita Wolf
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 269

    The Witch of Portobello is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well - or hardly at all....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • the toughest kind of book to write....

    • By Rebecarol on 02-15-08

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Eleven Minutes

    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Derek Jacoby
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444

    Maria's despairing view of love is put to the test when she meets a handsome young painter. Maria has to choose between pursuing a path of darkness or risking everything to find her own 'inner light'....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Story & A Good Example Of Determination

    • By Apollo Butler on 12-14-11

    Regular price: $9.05

    • The Valkyries

    • A Magical Tale About Forgiving Our Past and Believing in Our Future
    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 284

    This true-life account is at once a modern-day adventure and a metaphysical odyssey.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This Book Changed My Life - Seriously

    • By David Khachadoorian on 06-20-15
    • A Magical Tale About Forgiving Our Past and Believing in Our Future
    • By: Paulo Coelho
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 355 ratings

    Regular price: $21.67

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