The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.
The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Jeremy Irons' narration is the perfect way to experience Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s modern classic. His silky voice brings unexpected dimensions to the fable about a young shepherd boy who travels from Brazil to the Egyptian pyramids. Irons’ perfect pacing builds up suspense, making the most of the story's Kipling-like thrills and adventure; he also does a great job highlighting the underlying message of self-actualization. Coelho's healing prose has never sounded so good.
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An omen to my path...
Loved this book!!! A friend of mine raved about it to me a while back and I just got around to listening to it. So happy I did; it was an “omen” for me, if you will. For I, too, am seeking my “personal legend”. I needed this book just when I found it. Simply divine!
A Cheap Parable
Paulo Coelho is to literature, what Neil Simon is to theatre, what Kenny G is to music, what American Idol is to singing and what Fox News is to journalism.
10th time around
I listen to this book and every time I pick out something new. I can apply to my own life.
It’s joyful and heartfelt. One darn good book.
From a person who don’t like many books.