The Alchemist Audiobook is a novel authored by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho. The novel was originally published in Brazil in 1988 in the Portuguese language. The English version of the novel was published in 1993. The Alchemist is written by award-winning celebrated author Paulo Coelho. The novel was originally released in 1988 in the Portuguese language. The book was later published in 1993 in the English language worldwide by the HarperTouch Publishers. The book is based on a quest, prophetic, spiritual, fantasy, and adventure genre. The book became immensely popular globally and was translated into more than 70+ languages. The book is available in paperback, hardcover, and audiobook.
The author has not been very keen on selling rights of his books to producers because he believed this kills the essence of writing. Despite this, he sold the rights to the alchemist to Warner Bros. in 2003 for the film adaptation based on the book. However, the script was never agreed on by the producers and the author. The movie hence was never released.
It is my shared Brazilian heritage with author, Paulo Coelho, which led me to his highly acclaimed novel, The Alchemist. This audiobook clocks in at just over four hours and despite its short listening time, I would not classify it as a light read. This novel took me longer than usual to finish, because unlike other audiobooks which I can listen to while multi-tasking, I had to devote my undivided attention to The Alchemist in order to fully appreciate it.
The narration of this book was an adventure in and of itself, as Jeremy Irons brought each character to life using distinctive voices. He used a confidant voice to portray the alchemist as powerful and intelligent, whereas Santiago came across as a free spirit due to the whimsical narration of his character. Jeremy Irons achieved a perfect harmony between enriching the story and maintaining integrity throughout the narration.
Through the first few audiobook titles, I played around with the speed setting. I knew that I could read faster than the narrator was speaking. Perhaps, they could just read a bit more like a parent reading the same bedtime story for the 4th time that evening I mean, or at least speed up the non-dialogue I found out that adjusting the speed settings puts me on edge, made me tense and deepened my frown lines.
At first I tried to save my audible credits for Boozy Book Club selections, but more often than not, there was a second book in a series, or something else that I was dying to read. I noticed that older books (more than a year old) tended to be less expensive and hey, is that audiobook cheaper when I have already downloaded the ebook YESSSS.
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Second, listen to The Alchemist audiobook, narrated by Jeremy Irons. You will be fully immersed in the story the second time, just as the first. And the incredible and unforgettable voice of Jeremy Irons adds remarkable flavor to the entire journey.
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A talented audiobook narrator makes for a memorable listening experience. Great audio performances elevate and enhance a book and pull you in, going beyond on-paper reading for an immersive event. I feel the same joy discovering an excellent narrator as I do when finding a new favorite author.
If a narrator has a long backlist of titles (books that are already published, or in this case, recorded), there are hours and hours of listening ahead of you. Services like Libro.fm, Audible, and other audiobook services allow you to search by narrator, and I make good use of this feature. Many narrators also have websites listing their notable works or, sometimes, their entire audiobook catalog.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for this! I love listening to audiobooks while doing mundane chores. A narrator definitely makes or breaks the book! I am so excited to check out some of these new recommendations!
I just listened to my first audiobook read by Nadia May and her narration was fantastic! She did American, Scottish, and English accents well and really set the scene for an Agatha Christie mystery (The Secret Adversary). She has done some Austen novels as well which may be my next listen.
Julia Whelen is fantastic! And Patti Callahan Henry is one of my favorite authors so I will definitely check out the audio recommendation for her book listed here. Audio books are like theater and the narrator truly makes all the difference! Lucy Price-Lewis, Steve West and Cassandra Campbell are also fantastic narrators.
I always have such a hard time picking an audiobook and frequently DNF, but there are others that I have loved. I definitely second Cassandra Campbell (My Dear Hamilton), Julia Whelan (Educated) and Bahni Turpin (The Hate You Give). I also loved the narrator of Katherine Kellgren (My Dear Jane) who sadly passed away.
The first narrator I listened to and wanted to search their backlist was Amy McFadden. Easy to listen to and multitask audiobooks are my favorite. Really enjoyed The Overdue Life of Amy Bylar by Kelly Harms, Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson, Life and Other Near-Death Experiences & Woman Last Seen in Her Thirties by Camille Pagan.
I have been using Libby since Covid lockdowns, but just started using it for audiobooks. Such a better experience than the radio to get to work. Poet X was my first. But I have to mention that Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars herself) narrates The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and does each character uniquely. Very entertaining.
The Weight of a PianoDB93545 9 hours 57 minutesby Chris Canderread by Cassandra CampbellAs an eight-year-old girl in the Soviet Union, Katya is bequeathed a Blüthner piano. She loves it dearly, but loses it in a frantic move to America. Years later, after being dumped yet again, Clara Lundy searches for an apartment, which is complicated by an old gift. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
Dual CitizensDB95627 9 hours 46 minutesby Alix Ohlinread by Thérèse PlummerHalf sisters Lark and Robin have little in common besides being named after birds, but they form a formidable team while growing up in Montreal. When Lark heads to America to attend college, Robin follows and ends up attending Juilliard. But difficulties dog their relationship. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
The Wicked KingDB93596 10 hours 24 minutesby Holly Blackread by Caitlin KellyAs seneschal to High King Cardan, Jude must fight to keep control of the Faerie throne while her younger brother, Oak, enjoys the childhood she never knew. Sequel to The Cruel Prince (DB89978). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
The Lost CoastDB95724 8 hours 49 minutesby Amy Rose Capettaread by various narratorsAfter they cast a spell to bring her close, Danny discovers the Grays, a group of queer teenage witches. But something is very wrong in the forest of her new home, and whatever it is, it can kill. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
The Kingdom of CopperDB93701 23 hours 17 minutesby S.A. Chakrabortyread by Soneela NankaniFormer grifter Nahri embraces her heritage and power while watched over by a djinn king who holds the throne that once belonged to her family. Meanwhile, Ali is exiled to the copper sands, and a new threat approaches Daevabad. Sequel to The City of Brass (DB89895). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
The True QueenDB95687 12 hours 27 minutesby Zen Choread by Jenny SterlinSisters Muna and Sakti wake on a beach with no memories, cursed by an enchanter. When Sakti starts to fade away, their only hope is in Britain, where the Sorceress Royal has started an academy to train women in magic. Sequel to Sorcerer to the Crown (DB83550). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.
Ghosts of the Shadow MarketDB95942 17 hours 27 minutesby Cassandra Clare and othersread by various narratorsCollection of ten short stories set in the Shadowhunters world, featuring Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the globe, searching for a relic from his past. Some stories were previously published in other media. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019. 153554b96e