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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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    This book was selected for book club. Life is a journey and with any one you encounter you should try to learn something from that encounter or make the most of that day. I enjoyed it.

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  • Kanittha B

    Really like the audio version.

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  • Kyle M

    Inspiring! The voices and delivery was perfect and the story is a must read for those that want to do great things.

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  • Richard K

    I've read this several times and this was the first time I was able to listen to it. I'm blown away by the simplicity of the story, yet it burns so deeply in me every time. The meaning is timeless and I hope it awakens something passionate in everybody that listens to it!!

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  • Welmoet G

    Beautiful -- a rich story, full of inspiration, that parallels Life.

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  • Morne V

    Excellent book and very inspirational.

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  • Jaime Cox

    Enjoyable Read! Excellent Narrator for this story!

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  • dante sweat

    True life lessons! I suggest everyone read

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  • Suzanne McCloskey

    Beautifully woven tale of spiritual growth told in a mesmerising voice. Relaxing, affirming and full of hope and wonder. I will return to this book many times!

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  • Jeannifer Garza

    Like any motivational book there was a lot of repetition. It was a great story line however and a enjoyable read.

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