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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,534 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paulo Coelho Narrator: Linda Emond Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9780061702280
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This is the story of Brida, a young Irish girl, and her quest for knowledge. She has long been interested in various aspects of magic but is searching for something more. Her search leads her to people of great wisdom, who begin to teach Brida about the spiritual world. She meets a wise man who dwells in a forest, who teaches her about overcoming her fears and trusting in the goodness of the world; and a woman who teaches her how to dance to the music of the world, and how to pray to the moon. As Brida seeks her destiny, she struggles to find a balance between her relationships and her desire to become a witch. This enthralling novel incorporates themes that fans of Paulo Coelho will recognize and treasure—it is a tale of love, passion, mystery, and spirituality from the master storyteller.

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  • “Emond’s low-key reading easily represents the searching, confused protagonist. For audio collections where previous Coelho novels are popular.” 

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  • “Emond’s performance enhances Coelho’s detailed descriptions of the rituals of white witchcraft, its dangers, its mythologies, and its connections to other religions. Emond’s forceful reading elevates the often-pedestrian storytelling to something more profound.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Akansha | 2/9/2014

    " fiction + philosphy.. did not work for me "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christie | 2/8/2014

    " Parts of it were interesting and thought provoking, but overall it was just okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dona Barakah | 2/4/2014

    " It's about a random girl, with striking ambitions. The beauty of it lies in the truths that philosophy of magic revealed to her, and you'll accompany Brida through her journey to it. Though somehow it's ending is as sad as it had started. It's not a story, but a flashlight "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vladimir Artavia | 1/29/2014

    " Very easy book to read, and a beautiful story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 1/24/2014

    " Interesting story of a women's journey to discover her chosen path of magic and witchcraft. This novel reminded me a bit of "The Celestine Prophecy" that I had read several years ago. This too was a fiction piece that also acts as a sort of a spiritual guidebook where you are learning about the paths while the protagonist is heading down them. It felt a little preachy, for lack of a better word, in some parts, and myself being a Pagan, wondered why all the witches were so obsessed and kept referring back to Jesus and Christianity in their teachings. After reading this novel as well as The Alchemist, I am still deciding whether or not I like Coelho's as a writer. I like his spirit and passion, but his writing doesn't seem to move me like I initially thought it would...perhaps it's getting lost in the translation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lina | 1/21/2014

    " excellent like all Paulo's books "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/18/2014

    " I don't remember where I read the review recommending this book. I wish I never read it. 10 good reading days of the year wasted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 1/16/2014

    " The quotes, sayings, beliefs were actually the opposite of what I believe in. So it didn't gave me that interesting feeling every scenes. I didn't had the idea that it was a love story. So I think that's the reason why I got bored with it, but it's really a good book. :) It gives inspiration to those who are in search for their soul mates. ;p Brida is a courageous woman who's willing to take all the risks just to find her soul mate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandi | 1/16/2014

    " I truly liked this book. Paulo Coelho takes you places that you just can't imagine up yourself. The thing I liked was that I couldn't predict the next step. I almost felt like I was reading Lois Lowry - but the adult version. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo Guasque | 12/30/2013

    " The book is a little bit draggy and it took me about a month and a half to finish it. I find it draggy because it always talks about the order of the moon. Maybe I got bored because of those thoughts. But I find it interesting because it is a book about finding yourself and finding your soulmate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garima | 12/26/2013

    " a journey back to miracles. coelho never fails to bring your faith back in your dreams. a must read for those who want to experience magic in true sense! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hana Moualla | 12/18/2013

    " Not his best title, but very suitable demonstration of feminine pre-christian believes. Importance of duality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katja | 12/3/2013

    " Not my favourite Coelho, but ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victor Zajac | 12/3/2013

    " Not his best work but still enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tink | 11/23/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, learned a few things too! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keymie | 11/19/2013

    " Me gusta mucho paulo coelho, pero esta historia la encontre un poco lenta y un final algo simple. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fiona Robson | 11/14/2013

    " I'm a fan of Paulo Coelho, but recently have not been impressed by some of his later writings. This one in particular, I felt a bit annoyed with and it seemed to be the work of a less experienced writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sal | 11/3/2013

    " Gut, aber ich bin sicher, Coelho hat Besseres geschrieben. Hier war mir einiges zu durchsichtig, einiges zu klischeehaft, einiges zu ... mh ... aus der Sicht eines Mannes geschrieben, wie er sich die Frauen vorstellt. Dennoch hat das Buch sehr poetische Momente, ein Coelho eben. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nirupamabinay | 10/30/2013

    " Paulo Coelho's books are very repetitive in structure. the stories are mostly centered around black magic/witches/wizards "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trent Emery | 10/21/2013

    " to be fair I didn't finish reading this but by the time chapter 3 came along with all the wizard and witch material it lost my interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark Almighty | 10/16/2013

    " i didn't finish this because it was BORING!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tanvi Rajani | 10/15/2013

    " What really got me in Brida was the concept of Soul-mate, very intriguing and beautifully described. Everything else was just okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vera T | 10/12/2013

    " It's a story about ...finding Brida's soulmate . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isis Mesa | 10/9/2013

    " My favorite Paulo Coelho book!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dinah | 7/9/2013

    " It was OK. I did not get much from it though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hoe Kyeung | 5/5/2013

    " Just a little story...I expected more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 K8e | 4/1/2013

    " A pretty simple tale, very easy read about a girl who finds herself on a personal quest to find the true meaning of her destiny. I loved the descriptions and passages Coelho uses to describe soul mates. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sami | 1/31/2013

    " I happened to read this right after reading "The Witch of Portobello" and I found that the two books where good for each other even if a little similar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 11/26/2012

    " I read this perhaps two years ago and I can still remember not wanting to put it down. I loved the witchcraft aspect of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/13/2012

    " Interesting message, but I really only liked one character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nursemonika | 4/19/2012

    " I really didn't like this book too much. I don't know if it had anything to do with the fact that I have zero interest in witch-type books. I thought it dragged on and I couldn't help but be just happy that I finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ubz Kie | 3/29/2012

    " something left me curious :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sumaia | 3/15/2012

    " I learnt how to enjoy nature more ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amina | 1/14/2012

    " its really nice still reading it all his novels that i have read are nice mainly the alchemist "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Relena Peacecraft | 1/8/2012

    " Not for light reading. It is profoundly beautiful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Disha | 11/17/2011

    " Disappointed me greatly as I dint find any hidden morals, messages and encrypted wisdom that usual Paulo Coelo book has like Warrior Of Light or Alchemist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ylva | 11/4/2011

    " I would have to write a very long review to make my feelings for this book clear... Shortly, I found 'Brida' easily read the theme interested me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vinay Nair | 10/18/2011

    " a magical story work by Paulo Coehlo !! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly Cain | 10/14/2011

    " I love this book!!! I'll read it again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sabari | 10/1/2011

    " Did not understand the message behind it in my first read. Probably will have to re read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sevenangels | 9/8/2011

    " seit langem wieder ein guter coelho :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chichi | 7/5/2011

    " I've come to love Paulo Coelho's writing. This was a good read but i lacked that awesome feel of self realisation as I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennie | 5/16/2011

    " Fun and pretty easy read - a little bit of magic and a little bit of love. I liked the conclusion that a soulmate wasn't necessarily your ideal mate, but rather someone who could be a great friend or change your life by simply sharing your company for a brief time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 5/13/2011

    " This book was strange. It was alright but I won't be reading it again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ismail | 5/8/2011

    " Really liked this book, read zahir about 2 years ago and didn't like it, for a while was really into coelho then after zahir went off him this has got me back into him. Witch of portobello next me thinks! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelica | 5/7/2011

    " The first book i read from Paulo Coelho. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Relena | 4/23/2011

    " Not for light reading. It is profoundly beautiful "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashish | 4/19/2011

    " its a nice book which will surely change the whole view of you over the world and love.should read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 4/18/2011

    " Inspirational and other worldly. I dug it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 4/17/2011

    " I liked the soulmate idea "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Digdem | 4/14/2011

    " interesting...
    makes you think about love,the people to be loved... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vidhya | 4/12/2011

    " I have read paulo Coelho Alchemist before. But reading Brida was a different experience. Though the witches dance was a little beyond comprehension, I could totally associate with Bridas thoughts while taking decisions. The best part of the story was Brida's mother' s narrative of her past.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ragad | 4/10/2011

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/10/2011

    " I am really enjoying reading this book. Paulo Coelho is a great story teller and with this novel, I am learning to think outside the box in terms of spirituality...interesting read! "

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About the Author
Author Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a New York Times bestselling author. His books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 68 languages and published in 150 countries. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards and was inducted at the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace by the UN Secretary-General.

About the Narrator

Linda Emond is an award-winning actress of stage, film, television, and audiobook narration. Her performances on Broadway earned her nominations for the Tony Award in 2003 and 2012 and for the Drama Desk Award in 1997 and 2002. She was awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award for her roles in plays at theaters in Chicago. Her film credits include roles in Julie & Julia, Dark Water, and Across the Universe, among others. Her television credits include such series as Elementary, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: SVU, as well as movies such as A Dog Named Christmas. She has narrated dozens of audiobooks, winning three Earphones Awards and being named a finalist four times for the prestigious Audie Award. In 2011 she was named by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense for her reading of Flash and Bones.