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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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    Loved it like no other... Awesome performance by the person speaking... Really made the book come to life...

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    This book remains one of my all time favorites. I have read three times and have listened to it twice. Every time I find something worthy of being written on my tombstone.

    Do yourself a solid and treat yourself to this story as you will not be sorry you did so.

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    "excellent book"

    very intriguing, both great fantasy and a lot of good life lessons. definitely would recommend it to anyone

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    "wish there was more "

    I loved it, when i realised it was finished it brought a tear to my eye because It was over and I wanted more!
    10/10 story how they haven't made a movie for this book yet is ridiculous, can't wait to listen to it again!

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    "Intriguing!"

    I've heard so much about "The. Alchemist " but was just to busy to read the book. I longed to get my hands on the book. The opportunity to use Audio Books came along and my first pick was this book. I couldn't stop listening. My experience was excellent!

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    "When you 4get or are unaware of your role in life."

    This book helped me in so many ways . It helped me wake up in a way I once did as a child. along the path in life we loose real purpose mentally. I will have to keep this one near always.
    thank you for this wonderful experience, I didn't want this book to end.

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    "Wisdom"

    Good book with sound principles told in many books nowadays, but very good story and a reminder that you need to keep working on your dream.

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    "My favorite book"

    This book is a game changer, really puts the world into perspective! This book can change everything.

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    "makes you think! Details and perspective attitude,"

    attitude, Hope, perspective , attention to details, things to.look forward to, being content where you are and making decisions along the way....

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    loved this book...the narrator was great and kept me thoroughly engaged with the vivid picture of this wonderful story.

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