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Publisher's Summary

Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny.

In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to begin again: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him.

Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before - and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life’s inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys: Are we where we want to be, doing what we want to do?

Some books are read. Aleph is lived.

©2011 Paulo Coehlo (P)2011 Random House Audio

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  • vania
  • Pittsburg, CA, United States
  • 03-11-13

Exquisite

If you could sum up Aleph in three words, what would they be?

Amazing, beautiful, surprising

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hilal because she is young and perseverant for her love no matter what

Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

Paulo Coelho

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes that's for sure

Any additional comments?

No

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Blown Away!

Where does Aleph rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Aleph?

When he went back to one of his past lives.

Which character – as performed by Mark Bramhall – was your favorite?

Jihlal.

If you could rename Aleph, what would you call it?

Adventures in Time

Any additional comments?

Loved the book. Lots of wisdom and meaning to be found in this book.

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  • Anabel
  • coconut Creek, FL, United States
  • 09-16-12

Excellent!

Would you consider the audio edition of Aleph to be better than the print version?

I love the alchemist! Nothing can top that!! However, I loved the book except Chapter 13

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Amazing story i was obssessed with untill finished

What made the experience of listening to Aleph the most enjoyable?

intriguing story from the beginning

Who was your favorite character and why?

Hillal, the young lady who was determined to find the truth.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Not what I expected

I was disappointed in Aleph. Having loved the Alchemist, I thought Aleph might be as captivating but it was not. I do not recommend this one by Coelho.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • PRZEMYSL
  • New Canaan, CT, United States
  • 05-22-13

This book is BS

What disappointed you about Aleph?

The story is so ridiculous and silly and there is just toooo much no sense... it is a waste of time

Would you ever listen to anything by Paulo Coelho again?

Nop... I try to understand why Paulo Coelho is so successful, and I don't get it... nothing personal, he is just not a good writer and I don't find his stories appealing at all... and I'm Brazilian, I can read the original writing, so it is no a "translation" problem.

What didn’t you like about Mark Bramhall’s performance?

It was ok.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom... it is just silly and not well written

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  • jack
  • Connecticut
  • 10-28-11

More whining than insight

A long trip that goes nowhere, with a travel companion that is annoying, cloying, predictable and unnecessary. The weakest of all his books to date.

2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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boring infidelity

I am very sad to find such a boring and empty book from the famous writer. Plus, it stank of infidelity. I dropped it at 3 hours' mark.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful