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By Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist CD [Audiobook] Audio CD – 2002

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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Unabridged Audiobook (2002)
  • ASIN: B008761VG6
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 5.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #194,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Trudy Silverheels on June 15, 2013
If I am somewhat disappointed with The Alchemist, the reason might well be that it has been so hyped that I was expecting more from it. Mind you, I liked the book; I just didn't love it. Happily, I listened to it as read by Jeremy Irons; that is the best possible way to experience The Alchemist, I believe.

First, let me tell you my objections to the work; then I'll tell you what I admire about it. The language is not eloquent. It is written in short choppy sentences, rather like those used to relate the parables of Jesus in the New Testament. It is easy enough to follow, easy to understand, but I found it difficult to stay interested in it. In short, I found the writing style itself extremely boring.

The characters are not at all well-developed, again as in a parable. The story is a fable, and it is not even supposed to be believable. It exists solely to provide some kind of structure upon which the author can hang little gems of wisdom for the reader to discover. And that brings us to what I do like about the book: the various insights and observations such as these:

The soul of the world is nourished by people's happiness...

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse.

When we strive to become better than we are, then everything around us becomes better too.

There is only one way to learn. It is through action.

The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.

Usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.

When you possess great treasure within you, seldom are you believed.

I am reminded of another work of a similar type, Illusions by Richard Bach, the primary difference being that Illusions was actually a pleasure to read, because it was so well written.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ozone on September 11, 2014
I listened to this book on CD's I got from the library. It was read by Jeremy Irons who did a great job with it. His voice and to a lesser extent the story, brought back memories of the movie, "The Gods Must be Crazy."

The story was a welcome surprise. I knew nothing about it when I picked it up and it is very charming. It's a wonderful philosophical story about adventure and living life to the fullest. Only four CD's long, this story is easy to devour. It's full of wisdom and wive's tails all wrapped up in a lovely little package that will bring out the kid in you.

I believe it's the first book I've ever read (listened to) where the protagonist has no name. The author simply calls him "the boy." I rather liked that.

There is some religion in it, but there are many religions causing me to describe it more as spiritual, but I think even an atheist would like this book because of the fantastical nature of the story.

A must read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scarlet Scorpiana on February 11, 2015
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I love this book now that I have finally heard it I had owned the book for years and never gotten around to reading it. Now that I have listened I love the lessons and will even listen again.
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