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  • The Alchemist

  • A Fable About Following Your Dream
  • De : Paulo Coelho
  • Lu par : Jeremy Irons
  • Durée : 4 h
  • 4,6 out of 5 stars (83 notations)

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The Alchemist

De : Paulo Coelho
Lu par : Jeremy Irons
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    Description

    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.
    ©1988 Paulo Coelho (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "The story has the comic charm, dramatic tension and psychological intensity of a fairy tale, but it's full of specific wisdom as well, about becoming self-empowered, overcoming depression, and believing in dreams." (Publishers Weekly)

    "It is short, but certainly packs a wallop. What makes the story even better is Jeremy Irons's unforgettable narration.... Irons's voice is crystal clear, and every word is given its own starring role in the text. He creates wondrous characters, male and female, that stay with us." (AudioFile)

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    Live your own personal legend

    Recommend it. The story is nice and it reminds you what is important in life. The narrator speaks rather slow and is easy to listen to.

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    Couldn’t finish listening

    Annoying voice, doesn’t even bother to articulate
    Too bad the book seemed interesting but I guess I’ll never know

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    Absolument génial

    C'est comme si l'auteur avait compris le sens de la vie et vous en faisait part dans une belle histoire

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    Absolument lire! (Ou écouter)

    Un des meilleurs livres que j’ai jamais lus!! Absolument lire! Tellement intéressant! Amène à réfléchir !

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    Great Story

    A great story that is worth reading twice or even three times. not too sure about the voice actors choice of voices for the different characters tho.

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    I've been so moved by this Tale.

    I don't think I had ever read such a beautiful and spiritual but simple story. It made me feel magic in my heart and wings on my back. AND it reminded me of what my own dream is, I had long forgotten about it...

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    Must read

    Amazing, I wish there would be more books like that.
    Story of Life. You'll learn more than in 99% other books.

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    Génial !

    The best grownup fairytale with great life advice and lots of stuff to think about.

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Judi
    • 07/01/2007

    A Timeless Tale

    I've been listening to Audible books for years, but this is the first one that, after finishing it, I immediately bought a hard copy. In fact, I bought TWO!! One for me to (re)read and mark up with highlights and notes, and one to pass around to my family and friends! This story is an amazing parable, richly layered with insights for finding and living a richer, more grounded, more meaningful life. Never "preachy", this is an allegorical story written in lyrical language that stands beautifully on its own. Add the richness that Jeremy Irons's delivery brings to this Audible edition, and it becomes a transcendent experience.

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    • Joe Kraus
    • 18/01/2020

    Saccharine for the Soul

    My wife beat me to the punch with the line I’d intended to start my reflections on this: The Alchemist is this generation’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

    Then she took it a step further, reminding me that she enjoyed Jonathan Livingston Seagull when she was 13.

    In many ways, I think that says it all. I didn’t know that much about the book except for the fact that a lot of people seem to have enjoyed it. It seemed to have acquired a reputation as contemporary ‘wisdom literature,’ something someone would encourage you to read if you were feeling down or uninspired.

    If I squint, I get some of that. This is a fable, so you have to accept a certain amount of easy narrative and simplified conflict. Santiago sets off on a quest, and everything lines up to make that quest possible.

    Still, there is something unquestionably adolescent about the whole business. We are told repeatedly that the universe is built to make true the dreams of those who believe most firmly. We’re assured that certain true believers – loosely defined so as to include those who fall truly in love – have a kind of secret path laid out for them; they just have to be earnest enough in its pursuit.

    I can see how some people might be inspired to hear such a message at certain low points in their lives. I can’t see, though, how they can take it at all seriously. This is every bit as much a fantasy as Harry Potter, but, unlike there, we’re never invited to weight the real burdens of growing up. Instead, we are invited to stay within the confines of this comfortable, imagined strategy for confronting our individual destinies.

    Perhaps worse, this sort of “prosperity gospel for the irreligious” seems to imply that failure is simply a lack of true faith in one’s destiny. It suggests that, if we aren’t fulfilled, we need to see how we passed up on the opportunities and “omens” that would have made us so.

    As a result, this is pernicious in the way it gives us a fantasy for the privileged. Santiago may begin as a poor shepherd, but he’s always rich – literally so – in his capacity to choose the way in which he lives his life. This may not be about a seagull who see the world differently from his peers, but it’s the same entitled escapism. Most people fail to live their dreams because they are born into a poverty or connectedness that prevents them from self-indulgence. This book ignores that. Like the notorious Marie Antoinette, it invites everyone without sufficient bread simply to eat cake instead.
    There is some fun here, and I like the way Coelho peppers the work with so many admiring references to Islam and the wisdom of other cultures. Plus, it reads easily, though I confess I grew bored with parts of it even though it’s a very short book.

    Bottom line, I should have listened to my wife.

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Linda
    • 02/02/2007

    Marvelous Book & Expressive Reader

    No better choice to read this magnificent book by Paul Coelho than Jeremy Irons. It is exceptionally well read, with great expression, and wonderful adaption of voice to characters. I have had it on audio cassette since it was first released in that format and was delighted to find it available in audio-book format at CD quality. It's truly a must have and is suitable for all ages. The book is also most profound yet told simply with grace and depth.

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    • Micah
    • 08/08/2012

    Personally, I did not care for it

    This book was very little story surrounded by lots of rather ill-conceived philosophy. The little story there was is very simple with every small conflict easily resolved within a few 'pages'.

    I also did not agree with several aspects of the 'follow your dreams at all costs' theme that the writer espoused. I don't want to put in any 'spoilers' but the writer put way too much emphasis on the 'personal legend'. I was sick of that phrase by the end...

    Be warned it is VERY judeo-christian based, so if that kind of thing offends you, then stay away. I am a Christian, but still found the way the author used religion to be heavy-handed.

    Perhaps if you are looking for inspiration you might enjoy it, but I left it feeling uninspired and wishing I had spent my credits elsewhere.

    PS: Jeremy Irons did a good job with the reading, no complaints there.

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    • Global
      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Kir Kanos TN
    • 20/06/2007

    A must for every young person

    I really enjoyed this book. While it is not necessarily the enthralling Hero's journey that I thought it would be, this book should be on every high school and college student's reading list. It helps to put your "personal legend" or life's mission into perspective. While it isn't nearly a basis for theology, it touches on the many issues that people face as they embark on their life's journey. I especially liked the Alchemist's advice about not giving up on your life's mission for love. While admirable and definitely worth while, if one ends their life journey to pursue love, they will regret it and eventually resent the one they love. On the other hand if that significant other truly loves you, they will encourage you to pursue your personal legend and even wait for you if need be. To stand in the way of another person fulfilling their purpose does an injustice to that person, but is also self detrimental. Each person is on this earth for a purpose. It is up to each of us to be open enough to God's plan to find and pursue that purpose. Then we can truly live rich and fulfilling lives.

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    • Global
      2 out of 5 stars
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    • William
    • 08/06/2011

    Heavy-handed

    This book was like listening to a long sermon on a hot day, sitting in an uncomfortable pew while someone hits you upside the head with a canoe paddle.

    I suggest drinking a shot every time you hear the word, "omen".

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      1 out of 5 stars
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    • J
    • 28/06/2011

    This book ruined my personal legend

    I had so much to give this audiobook. My hopes, my dreams, my time. I ventured out in search of treasure, but, alas, my personal legend was crushed under this lightweight novel like a wicker stool under a very large circus man. Quite possibly the most overrated novel in human history. Brutally redundant. Horrible writing. If you feel the stars may have aligned so that you might listen to or, dare I say, actually read this book, get a new alchemist. I'd rather be forced to read lyrics to the Black Eyed Peas' "Ring-A-Ling" song over and over and over again.

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    • Jo
    • 16/11/2012

    A quest for dreams come true

    Santiago is a young man who proceeds in literally making his dreams come true. He is an ordinary man, full of doubts and fears, like you and me, but he has this drive inside of him and a courage to continue on his path. This is a fantastic fable filled with unsurmountable challenges and life changing choices. I do agree with a previous reviewer in that Paulo over uses "omen", but it's kind of funny when you expect it. Jeremy Irons does an amazing job with changing voices to match each character (his voice does get low at points though). This is, hands down, my favorite book.

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      5 out of 5 stars
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    • Kyria
    • 04/01/2006

    Wonderful!

    This is everything you want in an audiobook: a gorgeous story, beautifully read. I could listen to Jeremy Irons for hours... in fact, I did!

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    • JennStokes
    • 01/09/2017

    Brilliant story

    I am completely in love with this story. I actually plan to listen to it again very soon because I expect it to be something that you get something different from it each time you hear it. Many important thoughts and lessons are throughout the book, and it is a great story too with wonderful characters.

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    • Morenike
    • 07/03/2020

    Wonderful.

    Such a beautifully written story that never ceases to surprise. Lovely to listen to. Always recommended.

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    • Amazon-Kunde
    • 28/10/2015

    Coming from the soul of all there is...

    Every time I listen to this story or read the book I hear and learn something profound. Within my heart I feel the deep truth in every word that's written... to speak with the words of the book: everything was written by one hand and it comes from the soul and the heart of the world... from god...

    Thank you Paulo for this masterpiece...

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    • Hatem
    • 03/09/2020

    This is magic

    So simple yet So deep and profound at the same time, huge wisdom is laying between the lines, I surely will re-listen to it once again.

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    • LuxMontana
    • 08/06/2020

    So much inspiration for everybody...

    ... about following your dream and achieving it. Highly recommendable. First audible book. Great speaker.

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    • Laura
    • 11/09/2013

    I really enjoyed to listen to it

    Würden Sie The Alchemist noch mal anhören? Warum?

    Ja. Ich habe sie schon 3 mal angehört. Es ist sehr motivierend und unterhalsam.

    Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?

    All of them

    Welche Figur hat Jeremy Irons Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

    All of them

    Hätten Sie das Hörbuch am liebsten in einem Rutsch durchgehört?

    Ja

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 05/07/2022

    Do it.

    Its only 4h long but it feels like a lifetime of experiences and lessons. What a journey.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 30/04/2022

    Magical

    A metaphysical tale that will inspire you to change your life. It did it for me.

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    • Mohammed arabi
    • 02/04/2022

    what a lovely book and what an interesting story

    this book is a must read.
    story is very good, easy to read and most importantly very intriguing

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    • AB Reader
    • 28/03/2022

    Thoughtful but short and without much depth

    Depending on your situation in life this story may lead to stop and rethink it a little on some parts, but on other it more written like a children's story.
    But considering when it was written, it's clear, that we have a deeper and more complex understanding of the world today.
    For me it's a little to idealistic, even if I'm sometimes thinking the same way, and wished life is that simple, but it isn't.

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    • Klaus Martach
    • 22/03/2022

    Weltliteratur

    Nachdem ich dieses wunderbare Buch gelesen hatte, habe ich es auch noch als Hörbuch genossen.
    Ein wahrer Genuss für Leib und Seele!