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"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]
Where does The Alchemist rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Through four audiobooks, this one was amongst the top of all of them.
What did you like best about this story?
What I liked best was the main character's interactions with the different characters he met along his journey.
Which scene was your favorite?
My favorite scene was when the boy tried to tell Fatima the reason why he loved her and she stopped him and told him he didn't need to.
If you could rename The Alchemist, what would you call it?
Realizing Your Legacy.
Any additional comments?
The narration was perfect.
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
I've been listening to Audible books for years, but this is the first one that, after finishing it, I immediately bought a hard copy. In fact, I bought TWO!! One for me to (re)read and mark up with highlights and notes, and one to pass around to my family and friends! This story is an amazing parable, richly layered with insights for finding and living a richer, more grounded, more meaningful life. Never "preachy", this is an allegorical story written in lyrical language that stands beautifully on its own. Add the richness that Jeremy Irons's delivery brings to this Audible edition, and it becomes a transcendent experience.
130 of 139 people found this review helpful
No better choice to read this magnificent book by Paul Coelho than Jeremy Irons. It is exceptionally well read, with great expression, and wonderful adaption of voice to characters. I have had it on audio cassette since it was first released in that format and was delighted to find it available in audio-book format at CD quality. It's truly a must have and is suitable for all ages. The book is also most profound yet told simply with grace and depth.
97 of 107 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. While it is not necessarily the enthralling Hero's journey that I thought it would be, this book should be on every high school and college student's reading list. It helps to put your "personal legend" or life's mission into perspective. While it isn't nearly a basis for theology, it touches on the many issues that people face as they embark on their life's journey. I especially liked the Alchemist's advice about not giving up on your life's mission for love. While admirable and definitely worth while, if one ends their life journey to pursue love, they will regret it and eventually resent the one they love. On the other hand if that significant other truly loves you, they will encourage you to pursue your personal legend and even wait for you if need be. To stand in the way of another person fulfilling their purpose does an injustice to that person, but is also self detrimental. Each person is on this earth for a purpose. It is up to each of us to be open enough to God's plan to find and pursue that purpose. Then we can truly live rich and fulfilling lives.
90 of 100 people found this review helpful
I was given this book as a gift. Because it falls under the category of a "Fable" with a hint of fantasy, I probably would not have got it for myself. I really liked this book through and through. It really made me stop and think about how I have let a busy life and possibly some fears stop me from pursuing things I want to accomplish - Not need to accomplish.
Jeremy Irons was obviously Jeremy irons and told the story very well. It was a great story and I am glad I listened to it.
32 of 35 people found this review helpful
This book is one that I will read (listen to) over and over. The lessons one learns from this book are very similar to those one understands when studying Law of Attraction. The principles are sound and the story is a wonderful one. Jeremy Irons does a fabulous narration. Some chide me for not "reading" books... but when one can have the treat of hearing a talented actor such as Jeremy Irons do a rendition of such a special book, it's a win win as far as I'm concerned. I am now anxious to read other books by Paulo Coelho!
27 of 30 people found this review helpful
Santiago is a young man who proceeds in literally making his dreams come true. He is an ordinary man, full of doubts and fears, like you and me, but he has this drive inside of him and a courage to continue on his path. This is a fantastic fable filled with unsurmountable challenges and life changing choices. I do agree with a previous reviewer in that Paulo over uses "omen", but it's kind of funny when you expect it. Jeremy Irons does an amazing job with changing voices to match each character (his voice does get low at points though). This is, hands down, my favorite book.
45 of 51 people found this review helpful
I read this book by chance before leaving on my Euro tour. It changed my life. Kept looking for signs and found them all over. had the most magical tour. Now still have the magical life...:)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
When I first started reading this book I thought I was reading a part of the Count of Monte Cristo. Then as it progressed I felt I was reading the ‘Dream Giver’ and realized this book is what Brian Wilkins was trying to achieve when he wrote his book. The Alchemist was written 20 years earlier and it a great story. The ‘Dream Giver’ always left me wanting more. Here the author give us more and then some. This book ties in very well with ‘Infinite Possibilities by Mike Dooley’ extremely well as well as ‘Excuse Me Your Life Is Waiting by Lynn Grabhron’. Here we meet a young man who thinks he has it all and is content with life, but his dreams tell him there is more out there. He pursues it and the story begins. After reading it I’ve removed the ‘Dream Giver’ from my recommended list and have replaced it with this book instead.
17 of 21 people found this review helpful
This book was very little story surrounded by lots of rather ill-conceived philosophy. The little story there was is very simple with every small conflict easily resolved within a few 'pages'.
I also did not agree with several aspects of the 'follow your dreams at all costs' theme that the writer espoused. I don't want to put in any 'spoilers' but the writer put way too much emphasis on the 'personal legend'. I was sick of that phrase by the end...
Be warned it is VERY judeo-christian based, so if that kind of thing offends you, then stay away. I am a Christian, but still found the way the author used religion to be heavy-handed.
Perhaps if you are looking for inspiration you might enjoy it, but I left it feeling uninspired and wishing I had spent my credits elsewhere.
PS: Jeremy Irons did a good job with the reading, no complaints there.
119 of 152 people found this review helpful
Just amazing, my life has begun a new chapter, I've quit my job and I'm moving abroad in 3 weeks.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
Whilst a lot of people may debate aspects of the book and its content in their review, I would like to comment on the extraordinary power and beauty of the reading by Jeremy Irons. His voice made this story a real joy to hear, I am going to search and see if he narrates any more on here. Having read the book before I can honestly say that Jeremy Irons' reading surpassed my reading by far. His dynamic tone and characterisation truly transport you on the magical journey of wonder that this book is all about. Thank you Audible, thank you Mr Irons, a beautiful 4 hours indeed.
28 of 30 people found this review helpful
The Alchemist stirred questions within me. It revealed wisdom that had been staring me in the face, which I had failed to recognise.
The story of the Centurion struck a deeply personal nerve, at a most vulnerable time, bringing tears to my eyes .
Jeremy Irons made the words leap of the page, as though they have a life of their own. I would recommend this book to anyone who is afraid of failure.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to The Alchemist again? Why?
This is a wonderful and thought-provoking tale. I wanted to listen again as soon as it was finished! It really invites you to read between the lines and reflect upon your own life story. Highly recommended.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to The Alchemist the most enjoyable?
This book is all it's hyped to be. A warming and inspiring story with great characters and intrigue. A nice twist too ;)<br/><br/>Jeremy Irons really enhanced the story for me too. His accents were apt and sometimes amusing; his voice acting top notch.
What did you like best about this story?
The ending, the characters.
Have you listened to any of Jeremy Irons’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Irons made the experience absolutely better.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
I had just listened to 5 second rule by mel robbins who in her book suggested this book i am so glad i decided to listen to this. Such a beautiful & inspiring story with a lot of spiritual meanings. I listened to it in 1 day i just couldnt put it down. I have now ordered 2 of the paperback books for my children to read. This is a must on any book shelf :)
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
What a fantastic book. A really complete story. Fantastic detail and insight into a world of mystery. Highly recommended .
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
This was recommended by Will Smilth during an interview on his ideas of success.
It's a simple and interesting tale with lots of twists and thought provoking ideas.
Highly recommended to anyone, especially those interested in "the way" or personal development.
18 of 22 people found this review helpful
Jeremy Irons was great. However I am either not intelligent enough to 'get' this story or it's just a case of the emperor's new clothes. I found it hard to want to listen to it so took a while to finish it. I haven't really taken much from it. It did have a certain dreamlike style.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I don't understand why this book is so popular. It's just a load of trite statements thrown together.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
So many life lessons contains in this small book.
I would really recommend this book to whoever willing to learn about life.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Certainly worth a look.
Narrative is well done. Story is good with a nice message. My only negative is it felt like the ending was wrapping up and then it ended before conclusion.
The story never got boring, it has life lessons that it teaches you through the travels of the main character.
It has a mystical, spiritual theme about it that i think is refreshing compared to other books in the self improvement genre.
Jeremy Irons was a good narrator, his coarse voice fit the book perfectly.
The performance in this was exceptional and captivating in the same. Enjoyed beyond measure.
great book that helps you realise the benefits of bettering yourself. would recommend to anyone
What an amazing book! Loved every minute! Full of inspiration, romance and general awesomeness ☺️. A must read!
Makes you reflect on your own life. About listening to your heart. Also, I love Jeremy Irons reading it to me!
This book had me gripped from the get go. I have no idea why it had taken me so long to pick this up but I am so glad I finally did.
The story was so magical and motivating it has most definitely encouraged me to find and follow my dream.
Jeremy Irons made this story so much more epic with his narratation and I felt like I was there on this adventure.
This is a wonderful story from the beginning of time .
Everyone should listen or read these words .
A gift from our god . A gift we have almost forgotten. .
Honestly this could be a mathematical textbook and if Jeremy Irons read it, I'd listen. That voice is magical