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The Alchemist

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paulo Coelho

Narrated By: Jeremy Irons

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2005

Duration: 4 hours 2 minutes


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.


  • Ramya K

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Irene M

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Eva S

    The Alchemist was a wonderful allegory. Jeremy Iron’s narration was exquisite. I am now aware of my personal legend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Shane H.

    An incredible story written by a brilliant man. Jeremy Irons’ narration brought the story to life. Amazing.

  • elanj123

    Very interesting read. Good narrator, clearer than some others. Great moral of a story!

  • Jon D

    Really Well Read, good story with a good message

  • Zoe M

    the narration of the book itself was fantastic, however the story lacked anything really interesting. The book is more philosophical and presents you with themes of finding who you are and your own personal legend/path in life. Dealing with the issues that come with such a journey, if you're going through a similar thing i'd recommend this book.

  • Raquel D

    I LOVE THIS BOOK. I read it a couple of times a year, and it always inspires me and re-energizes me.

  • Laurens V

    A nice book if you are looking for something more spiritual/philosophical. It will have you wondering about life and decisions you make, things that happen, ... I would have given it 3.5 stars if that was an option. The story itself is not really special or gripping in any way. I really loved the narration, couldn't be better.

  • Yuselfi O

    This book makes you feel brand new every time. The narration was extraordinary as well.