The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream

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

4.7 out of 5 stars 85,353 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Audible Audiobook, Unabridged
$0.00
Free with your Audible trial

Read & Listen

Switch between reading the Kindle book & listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice.
Get the Audible audiobook for the reduced price of $12.99 after you buy the Kindle book.
Audible Logo Your audiobook is waiting!
  • Click above for unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
  • One credit a month to pick any title from our entire premium selection — yours to keep (you'll use your first credit now).
  • You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
  • $14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel online anytime.
List Price: $23.95
You Save: $2.99 (12%)
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible’s Conditions Of Use
Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.

Product details

Listening Length 4 hours
Author Paulo Coelho
Narrator Jeremy Irons
Whispersync for Voice Ready
Audible.com Release Date December 26, 2004
Publisher HarperAudio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B000BO2D3C
Best Sellers Rank #62 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#2 in Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction (Books)
#3 in Literary Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)

Customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 out of 5
85,353 global ratings

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2018
1,285 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2018
469 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2021
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars Please read! Beautiful pages!
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2021
I see many negative comments regarding the pages of the paperback version of the 25th anniversary “The Alchemist” book. The pages are called “deckled edges” and it’s done purposely by the author. It’s a style of a book that resembles luxurious book finishes. Styles of previous centuries. “Deckled edges” implied higher quality handmade paper. An old, fine technique of book binding. All of these distinctions have been lost. Many people don’t know the history of book making anymore. Now there’s only printers and perfectly cut edges. I highly advise many people to do more research and not just give a bad review on a book because of the way the pages look, when there’s actually many reasons and knowledge behind it. I hope this review helps! For the record, this book is amazing!
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer imageCustomer imageCustomer image
76 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2018
732 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2018
412 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2018
Customer image
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful gift edition. Highly recommended.
Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2018
This gift edition is beautiful.
It comes in a lovely 'box' holder with a ribbon cover over it. It's the ideal gift set.
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer imageCustomer image
110 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2017
209 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2017
290 people found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

Vanshika Sharma
4.0 out of 5 stars Honest Review
Reviewed in India on July 16, 2018
Customer image
Vanshika Sharma
4.0 out of 5 stars Honest Review
Reviewed in India on July 16, 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.
Images in this review
Customer image
Customer image
1,412 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Ajay
5.0 out of 5 stars i love this book
Reviewed in India on August 17, 2018
370 people found this helpful
Report abuse
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 September 19, 2018
173 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Som
5.0 out of 5 stars A Midas touch !
Reviewed in India on October 20, 2017
Customer image
Som
5.0 out of 5 stars A Midas touch !
Reviewed in India on October 20, 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 .
Images in this review
Customer image Customer image
Customer imageCustomer image
566 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Miscellany Pages
3.0 out of 5 stars Be Inspired to Follow Your Dreams by An Adventure Story Unlike Any Other
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 1, 2018
78 people found this helpful
Report abuse