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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,379 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paulo Coelho Narrator: Sean Runnett Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A magical tale about forgiving our past and believing in our future

The enchanting, true story of The Valkyries begins in Rio de Janeiro when author Paulo Coelho gives his mysterious master, J., the only manuscript for his book The Alchemist. Haunted by a devastating curse, Coelho confesses to J., “I’ve seen my dreams fall apart just when I seemed about to achieve them.” In response, J. gives Coelho a daunting task: He must find and speak with his guardian angel. “The curse can be broken,” he replies, “if you complete the task.”

Rising to the challenge, Paulo and his wife, Cristina, drop everything, pack their bags, and take off on a forty-day adventure into the starkly beautiful and sometimes dangerous Mojave Desert—where they encounter more than they bargained for. A masterful blend of the exotic locales, dramatic adventure, and magical storytelling, for which Coelho’s fictional works are renowned, this true-life account is at once a modern-day adventure and a metaphysical odyssey.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Compelling.”


  • “A book that delights, fascinates, frightens, and enlightens all at once…A delightful read that leaves you pondering eternal truths long after you put it down.”

    NAPRA Review

  • “Coelho’s gripping tale of his adventures…reads like a suspense novel.”

    San Mateo Times

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ami | 2/19/2014

    " Not as good as The Alchemist. Certainly interesting at many points, but overly pedantic in style and almost febrile with the desire to show an understanding of a higher power. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brian Pivik | 2/8/2014

    " Not Coelho's best book, but a good one nonetheless. As with most of his, I'd re-read it again, and probably pick up on a lot more I did this round. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sujata | 1/28/2014

    " This mysterious but apparently real world of magic that Coelho attempts to share was (surprisingly) uninspiring to me. The book definitely has its profound and memorable moments, emerging mostly from his wife, Chris' experience accompanying Coelho in his desert quest to speak to his guardian angel. I would recommend forgoing this one for some of his truly shimmering gems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tutu | 1/5/2014

    " In search of enlightenment and the "answer" while travelling in the American southwest. "

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