The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 4 hours
Author Paulo Coelho
Narrator Jeremy Irons
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Audible.com.au Release Date 26 December 2004
Publisher HarperAudio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B01MY1OKKD
Best Sellers Rank 114 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
1 in Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
3 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
17 in Literary Fiction (Books)

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Vanshika Sharma
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Reviewed in India on 16 July 2018
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Reviewed in India on 16 July 2018
This is probably the most intresting book I've read so far, the writing so the book is amazing and can be easily understand. If you are first time reader then I would definitely recommend this book. It is was originally written in Portuguese and later translated in English.

The story is about a boy from Andalsuia and his adventures through African desert to find treasure in Pyramids of Egypt. One can easily relate with the story because we all have our own goals and this book will teach you that no matter how many obstacles come in your way you should never give up

As per the quality of book goes, It's not that great, Pages are low quality. But the texts are readable without getting strain in your eyes. So I can say the quality of book is okay

I'm giving 4 star because of the low quality of the book.
I hope this review will help you in your buying decision.
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5.0 out of 5 stars i love this book
Reviewed in India on 17 August 2018
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Martin @B2BTechMark
2.0 out of 5 stars A good enough story, but relies on a certain existing mindset
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 September 2018
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Som
5.0 out of 5 stars A Midas touch !
Reviewed in India on 20 October 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Midas touch !
Reviewed in India on 20 October 2017
This book is not for you if you are looking for a way to escape reality by immersing into a juicy plot during the week end. This book is about you, me and anyone and everyone .It is about our life, our troubles and tribulations, our goals and the purpose of our existence. To determine our goal ( or Personal Legend as Coelho terms) and to pursue and achieve it is not difficult if we are focused because in the words of Coelho,"..... when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."

The story is that of a shepard boy named, Santiago ,from Andulasia. The boy embarks upon a journey in search of a treasure that he had dreamt of. Each one of us are, infact, Santiago, unable to realise when and where we spilt 'the spoon of oil '. As you go through the book you learn that all is not lost and there is hope.

Narrated in a simple lucid manner,the story is interspersed with metaphors ,fables and allegories. Compelling, interesting and full of hope and positivity, The Alchemist is a bedrock of inspiration that instills a strong sense of faith in yourself.

Such is the power of this book that you will want to read it again and again. Paulo Coelho has an uncanny knack to soothe your soul and boost your morale. This book, in my opinion, should be read by everyone, young and old, atleast once .
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1.0 out of 5 stars If you read these kinds of books to find answers... you won't find it here.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 February 2019
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