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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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  • Eva S

    The Alchemist was a wonderful allegory. Jeremy Iron’s narration was exquisite. I am now aware of my personal legend.

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  • B Munnings

    Very enlightening story, I really enjoyed how interesting the journey was.

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  • Katherine R

    Loved it.

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  • C Dennis

    Lovely journey. Good wisdom well told. Jeremy irons provides range of voices to bring the story to life.

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  • Jo D

    One of my favorites! This book helps you remember what's important in life!

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  • Mel M

    Such a wonderful book! I wish I had read it sooner. Excellent narration too.

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  • sotiria h

    Beautiful. Inspiring! Loved it...amazing book... and great narrator

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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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