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By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

A Novel of Forgiveness
Narrated by: Stephanie Zimbalist
Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Coehlo's poignant, deeply spiritual tale of Pilar, an independent and practical yet restless young woman whose life is forever changed by an encounter with a childhood friend who has grown to be a mesmerizing and handsome seminarian.  

Together they embark on a journey through the French Pyrenees, where they explore the "[F]eminine face of God" and make the dramatic discovery that love is God.

©1994 Paolo Coehlo (P)1996/2018 Dove Audio/Phoenix Books

Critic Reviews

"The story springs to life through the expert treatment of Stephanie Zimbalist. The writing itself is compelling, and in the audio format listeners experience the story as if Zimbalist is telling it personally to them. Her accent and spot-on enunciation convey the protagonist's vacillation between skepticism and enthusiasm over the course of this spiritual love story, and flesh out the depths and subtleties of her emotional journey." (AudioFile)

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A little more religious than his other books

I love his writing, but wasn't as fascinated with this story because it was more like ten disappointing years of my life than his other books were, but it is a genuine story.

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not as engaging as the Alchemist

narrator reads with emotion but listener is distracted easily. no where near as good as the Alchemist

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Loved it!

Coehlo is a master and this is a masterpiece. I hung on just about every word!