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The Witch of Portobello

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Paulo Coelho

Narrated By: Rita Wolf

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: November 2007

Duration: 8 hours 12 minutes


How do we find the courage to always be true to ourselves, even if we are unsure of who we are?

The Witch of Portobello is the story of a mysterious woman named Athena, told by the many who knew her well, or hardly at all.

"People create a reality and then become the victims of that reality. Athena rebelled against that, and paid a high price."
, Heron Ryan, journalist

"Athena's great problem was that she was a woman of the twenty-second century living in the twenty-first. Did she pay a price? She certainly did. But she would have paid a still higher price if she had repressed her natural exuberance. She would have been bitter, frustrated, always saying 'I'll just sort these things out, then I'll devote myself to my dream,' always complaining 'that the conditions are never quite right'."
, Deirdre O'Neil, known as Edda

Like The Alchemist, The Witch of Portobello is the kind of story that will transform the way readers think about love, passion, joy, and sacrifice.


  • atina altzinger

    I love the Arrangement of the Book and the Story is Incredibly written! All in all - yes if you like spiritual themes and you like to hear about different rituals and cultures. Amazing!

  • Christina Nalder

    I read this book and loved it!!!!!. I found it a little hard to follow in the audio version. But still worth a listen.

  • Anonymous

    This book is written in an interview form and in the beginning it is a little difficult to follow until you figure out how the format for the book is set up. I do like how it explored spirituality in a story form and did make me think about things I haven't thought before when it comes to my own spirituallity. I think it is definitely worth listening to.