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The Alchemist

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Jeremy Irons

4 Hours 2 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers

October 2005

Audio Book 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.

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    Solid overall, with a mix of historical / mystical with a simple "on a journey" type of story. A quick one that doesn't get too "preachy" about its point, and therefore makes it that much more poignant. Also, Jeremy Irons could read me a restaurant menu, and I'd listen.

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