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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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    An already wonderful story was made even more wonderful by the brilliant narration!

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  • Irene M

    Exelent it is such a rewarding book and the narrator was so good.

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  • Umar Z

    love the narrator, he does a great job in narrating various conversations with great speed. book is also great!

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  • Crystal A

    I found it interesting in terms of the life lessons learned throughout this novel. It lacked the action I was looking for, I found it a bit slow.

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  • Pam W

    Did not like this book at all. Boring, to me.

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  • Nathan T

    loved it very philosophical

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  • Eric H

    This is an amazingly pleasant life changing book for me. So many LIFE LESSONS, and a pleasant tone by Mr Irons!!!

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  • Ericka O

    Great book! Beautiful writing style of Coelho that puts you in the story. Very good narrator ????

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  • Cheryl W

    The Alchemist is my favorite book. I've already read it, but wanted to here the audio version. Jeremy Irons' voice and narration matched this epic story perfectly!

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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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