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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34,947 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paulo Coelho Narrator: Stephanie Zimbalist Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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From Paulo Coelho, author of the international best seller The Alchemist , comes a poignant, richly poetic story that reflects the depth of love and life.

Rarely does adolescent love reach its full potential, but what happens when two young lovers reunite after 11 years? Time has transformed Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings...and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts.

Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade. But in a small village in the French Pyrenees, by the waters of the River Piedra, a most special relationship will be reexamined in the dazzling light of some of life's biggest questions. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thelia | 2/16/2014

    " love ths book... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Ledesma | 2/5/2014

    " I've read this twice. Years ago, and previously months ago. Thought-provoking. Mysterious. Wrapped in powerful emotions. I do not, however, agree with the religious beliefs/traditions impressed and applied in the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roan | 1/27/2014

    " Second Paulo Coelho book I have read. It's full of reflections, realizations and lessons about life. A simple love story. Good enough. :) Thought provoking. I felt weird reading it in the beginning but in the end, it all made sense. Slow at first but the ending went good. Not surprised with the atmosphere of the book. It's Paulo Coelho afterall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krizza Sombra | 1/24/2014

    " not so bad book.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Juliene Mae Mae | 1/22/2014

    " Two thumbs up! I learned many things about love and life. Must-read for all people out there who are in love of love and life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 1/10/2014

    " Fall in love, it's worth all the sadness and disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ayu | 1/6/2014

    " at first, i thought this book was telling about faith. but then i read further, then i found out, this book tells about the relationship between love and faith. anyway, i get jealous with Pilar, she has such a super-sweet lover :3 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naveenroobadoss Mohandoss | 12/31/2013

    " shows how a woman resists herself from the man she loves and later falls in love indefinitely "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 12/29/2013

    " Excellent book~ I loved it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bushra Naz | 12/3/2013

    " This was the second book of Coelho I picked after 'The Alchemist' and was a life changing experience for again! Love this book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie Ngugi | 9/26/2013

    " Hmmmmm..inspirational, How we seek for love, waiting is hard, forgetting is hard but now knowing which is unbearable...this is really from a woman's heart "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C. Nzingha Smith | 9/10/2013

    " Excellent! This is one of my favorite books. The story is inspiring and heart felt and at the time I read it, the story was very similar to where I was in life. Paulo Coelho is one of my favorite authors and I continue to be in awe of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Ernest | 7/21/2013

    " Full of quotations. By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept. The title itself is astounding. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claude Nuñez | 5/30/2013

    " A deeply moving story: spiritually and emotionally. I read this when I was in college, i never imagined that I would cry a river myself! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurainne Del Rosario | 5/25/2013

    " This is the only book I've read more than twice. It's one of the best love stories ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Winnie | 4/6/2013

    " Could be me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aswin Jay | 7/10/2012

    " Inspiring book as always from the legendary man of wisdom. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cristina | 4/27/2012

    " didn't really get it. too idealistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Macy | 10/18/2011

    " I've wanted to read Paulo Coelho for a while, and maybe this wasn't the best first choice. Beautifully written, with many quotable lines, but I don't normally read books with such religious story-lines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace K. | 8/30/2011

    " Leaves a vivid picture of the village in the mind!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 8/1/2011

    " What a great story about love and letting go. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Umali | 6/21/2011

    " By the River Piedra I Sat Down challenges faith and love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julija | 5/16/2011

    " Po meni ovo je knjiga koju bi svako mora da ima "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abdurrahman | 4/23/2011

    " Not a single time i was lost in reading this book :(. It's good for quick reads, as each page is standalone. I enjoyed several of those messages in one way or another, but overall I can't say it's a great one :( "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Starry | 4/20/2011

    " An eloquently written spiritual guidebook that can really help shape your perspective towards life. "

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

    " 2nd time around read. A nice reminder of what is important. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 1/12/2011

    " There is nothing I have to say.This is Paulo Coelho we're talking about,I expected nothing less,even for a mere manual. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haider | 1/4/2011

    " not much of a book.....many quotes mixed togather and u can just read it in half an hour at the most. anyway.....its not bad as the quotes are nice "

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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.