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THE ALCHEMIST CD: THE ALCHEMIST CD [The Alchemist CD: The Alchemist CD ] BY Coelho, Paulo(Author)Compact Disc 20-Mar-2001 [CD-ROM]

Paulo Coelho
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  • CD-ROM
  • Publisher: HarperAudio (20 Mar 2001)
  • ASIN: B002E9OHWM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (718 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,832,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Paulo Coelho was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947. He has become one of the most widely read and loved authors in the world. Especially renowned for The Alchemist and Eleven Minutes, he has sold more than 100 million books worldwide and his work has been translated into 67 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Legion d'Honneur, Paulo Coelho was inducted into the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. He writes a weekly column syndicated throughout the world.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational and very well-written! 19 Jun 2014
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Having felt a little lost and somewhat gloomy recently I came across an inspirational and thought-provoking book called The Shamanic Prophecy: The past will set you free. I had heard that The Alchemist was another book with a powerful message to convey, and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Although, I don't think that any book has the power to transform your life, I found the message to be comforting and life-affirming, just when I felt in the need for a `pick-me-up'!
Small, but powerful, The Alchemist is a great tonic for those days when life just becomes too much and when all you want to do is pull up the drawbridge and shut out the world
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 24 Mar 2013
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Just like the other 65 million people that have brought and read this book i cannot recommend enough. Possibly my favourite book ever!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read. 7 May 2012
By SallyJ
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I didn't expect this book to change my life but I really enjoyed sharing Santiago's journey.
If you like a magical read then this is one for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Alchemist 3 Mar 2013
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One of the best books I have ever read. Not only is it a fantastic story with great characters, it is also choc-a-block with perspective and inspirational thoughts.

If you're a little lost in life, feeling like you lack purpose or meaning, I believe this book is for you.

I'm also an athiest, but this book really made me feel a sort of spirituality unrelated to religion that felt very personal.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Alchemist Paulo Coelho 27 Feb 2014
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At a time in my life where I have had so many life changing things happen, not all my choice, I had naturally felt low and out of spirits and hope, and an endless fear of not knowing what to expect with my future, The Alchemist has given me hope once again to not be afraid and to believe in the power of dreams. I found this to be exactly what I needed, at a time I needed it the most.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Simon Savidge Reads TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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The best way for me to arrange my thoughts on `The Alchemist' is to split my thoughts into two main sections the first would be the story, though really `The Alchemist' fits more into the fable category. Santiago is a shepherd in the Spanish countryside, though educated highly rather than go onto another career he chose to herd sheep as it would cause him to travel and see some of the world and the people, places and quirks of Spain and human nature. As we meet him he has been having a reoccurring dream, a dream of a boy showing him treasure in the pyramids of Egypt though what can it mean? In a village he comes across both a gypsy lady and a king in disguise give him information that sends Santiago on an adventure to find out if dreams should be followed.

I did actually really like the story, I am always up for a fable and this is - in terms of story - rather a charming one. I also liked the characters, a few were a little one dimensional and some were a little contrived, I particularly loved the wise old gypsy woman and Santiago was a nice young man to follow the journey of. Can you feel there is a `but' coming on?

The second aspect of the book is the fact it's not just a story but almost a mixture of self-help book and moralistic clichés messages. You find characters will say things like `there is no such thing as coincidence', `destiny is in your hands' or `a happy man is a one who follows his heart'. I think I made the last one up but you get my meaning. At first you can ignore it, it's rather mild and indeed the best fables and fairytales have some sort of moral message at the end.

The difference with this book is that I started to think `but why would that character say that?
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72 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please read this book. 18 Aug 1999
By A Customer
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This book is a simple gift from the heavens, like so many other things in our world which go un-noticed. Read it in a day, or draw the pleasure out over three and have your life changed irrevocably without even trying. I read this book four years ago the first time, and finished it yesterday the second time. On both occasions, I was inspired into letting myself dream, and more so, to not be afraid to demand that these dreams be realised. Since then, somehow, I've come full circle around the world and into the arms of amazing friends and miraculous opportunities for growth. This book mightn't teach you anything you don't already know, but it's story will inspire you, and remind you of the moments when you feel love within your body, stronger than any other earthly bond known to humankind. That kind of love is what this book is about: it seeks to help us live it for ourselves.
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92 of 109 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Trite, shallow and cynical. 20 Aug 2003
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I was bought this book by a friend when I was going through a brief 'bad patch', which should have been a warning in itself. While it passed the time for a few hours, there was nothing at all profound about it and indeed it's unlikely that something with such trite messages ('try harder - everything will be okay in the end' 'live for your dreams') so blatantly put is going to be much more effective than a mate giving you a slap on the back, buying you a pint and telling you to 'pull yourself together, it's all going to be all right'. For a far more profound, infinitely better written, and more subtle 'self improvement' book, read the uplifting 'Life of Pi', which is all the better for not being written or marketed as a self-help volume. This is literature-lite and philosophy-lite and Coelho comes across as the equivalent of a Harley Street quack. The cynicism of the whole marketing machine behind this author leaves a nasty taste.
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