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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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  • Baeu M

    Beautiful fable of your finding the courage to follow your dreams. Inspiring read indeed.

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  • Marcia M

    One of the best, most inspiring books I've ever read.

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  • Carolyn W

    I found this book enjoyable with Interesting perspective into alternate cultures.

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  • Aisha Z

    Beautiful story. So much to learn about life. The narrator is amazing!

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  • Lyz S

    Great book. Loving listening to it. And the narrating us beautiful

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  • tina b

    Good listen. Good message. See things differently. It's all relative.

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  • Sandra M

    This was an excellent story with life lessons. The narrator was excellent.

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  • Pongbol I

    Love it! Great story with enjoyable narration.

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  • Nickesha S

    Life changing! It shows how amazing things are possible when we push ourselves out of our comfort zones and beyond our fears.

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  • Ila S

    Beautiful storyline. Simple yet inspiring. Everyone should read it.

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