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This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world.

She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world, and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon.

As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch.

This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure. It is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

©2008 Paulo Coelho (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Jamie
  • Nanaimo, BC, Canada
  • 03-12-14

Brida

This was a simple book, easy to listen to and follow along. It is in the same category as The Alchemist, in terms of content, so if you liked The Alchemist, you'll probably appreciate this book. I would recommend for fans of this author.

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  • Lisa
  • Jacksonville, TX, USA
  • 08-22-08

Excellent read!

I loved this book and found myself randomly stopping the narration to contemplate the ideologies and spiritual concepts presented therein. This is a lovely story that encourages us to view the world with a different set of eyes and openness to the less obvious aspects of our existence in the universe. If you are a Paulo Coelho fan, you don't want to miss this one.

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I wish this recording was endless!!

I feel quite sad that the story has come to an end, but I'll definitely be listening to it again and again. Beautiful voice and a beautiful story.

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  • Lyn
  • LADY LAKE, FL, United States
  • 09-19-08

Not for me

I did not enjoy this book in fact I had a hard time finishing it. The characters left me cold and the story line was ragged. I felt the author was trying to combine a philosophy with a novel and neither clearly presented, It just never worked for me.

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  • Brenda
  • Tucson, az, United States
  • 08-28-18

amazing story

beautiful and amazing story, well read, kept me interested from beginning to end. just beautiful

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World of magic

Firstly, the story is simply amazing.
I also enjoyed this book because of the narration.

The book creates a world of mystery and magic. Read it with an open mind, like you must do for all Paulo Coelho’s books.

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magical, a bit heart breaking but good book

Another great fantasy and magical story from Paulo. good read. Couldnt relate to how sex plays part in this story but maybe thats me.

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Summary: find a soulmate to pursue your magic

The book feels designed specifically for the main character to find a soulmate and the rest is dressing on top of that. I cannot get past chapter 3.

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Enjoyable story - music mix at chapter breaks is awkward

Being a fan of the Alchemist, I was eager to enjoy Brida. The narration is well done. Unfortunately, there are music "bumpers" or transitions at the end and beginning of chapters that are mixed too "hot" and distract from the narration of the story. Would be nice if the publisher fixed and rerelease this title to owners.

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great insight into the path

as always i love paulo cohelo. he always takes you on a journey into a world otherwise unknown.