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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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    "mastery of one's own personal legend. "

    By far one of the BEST story I've ever heard. I've thought it through that the story was all about the journey not the destination. Never would I have thought, it would lead back to where it all began. Maybe that's one of the message that Paulo Coelho was trying to get through to readers. That no matter how far we go in life, no matter how much knowledge, riches, and fame we gained through the journey, when we come back to where it all started, we'll realize it was all worth it because of that one small beginning. 5/5 stars all the way.

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    "Fiction Book"

    Please don't use it as a Self Help Book and walking arround searching for omens

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    Chase 03-13-17
    Chase 03-13-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing book"

    There are many truths to this story that I have discovered through my own life. I beleive it has put me back on to track to accomplishing my own dreams.

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    Alex Hobcraft 03-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    Truly loved listening to this book. Jeremy Irons read it so well. Yeah so there. (I needed three words to complete the review)

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    Tim 03-13-17
    Tim 03-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Jesus Christ is the son of God. Don't worship the earth."

    Very boring and waste of time. People will start believing crap like this even though it is fiction.

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    Amazon Customer 03-12-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Audio was low."

    the book was good in overall however the volume was low. Sometimes not audible clearly.

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    M. Grant WISCONSIN 03-12-17
    M. Grant WISCONSIN 03-12-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Amazing!!!!!"

    I don't understand the negative reviews. This book is amazing and the narrator was perfect. I needed this!!

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    Jonathan Durham, NC, United States 03-11-17
    Jonathan Durham, NC, United States 03-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Pleasantly surprised. Great inspiring story"

    I really knew nothing of this before listening other than the title. I had heard of this and it got good reviews so I decided to give it a try and had trouble stopping it. What a great inspiring and deep story about a boy who seeks the proverbial treasure in life. It's a great example of how the journey is the most important part of the path of life. Fun story that I would listen to you again for sure!

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    Amazon Customer 03-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "short but sweet!"

    I guess you need to be in the moment in order to truly appreciate this book. find your true meaning in life and pursue it. if you get lost or stuck along the way, pull this book out.

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    "it was an inspirational book. "

    loved it and the guy reading it really helped me stay into it until the end. would definitely recommend it if you are looking for inspiration to follow your dreams :).

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