An English translation of Paulo Coelho’s short Portuguese novel The Alchemist is available for FREE in the iTunes Music Store’s audiobook section. From the Wikipedia description it sounds like a “magic realism” book to me…
By Paulo Coelho; Read by Jermey Irons
iTunes Download – Approx. 4.25 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
FREE: July 8th 2008 -> ???
An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland 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. 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.
Yikes, that last bit makes it sound all new-agey! So, who’s gonna download this sucker and write up a review? Is it really “magic realism”?
Posted by Jesse Willis
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