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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,469 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paulo Coelho Narrator: Jamie Glover Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It begins with a glimpse or a passing thought. It ends in obsession.

One day, a renowned author discovers that his wife, a war correspondent, has disappeared leaving no trace. Though time brings more success and new love, he remains mystified i??i??i?? and increasingly fascinated - by her absence. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? The unrest she causes is as strong as the attraction she exerts.

His search for her - and for the truth of his own life - takes him from France to Spain, Croatia and, eventually, the bleakly beautiful landscape of Central Asia. More than that, it takes him from the safety of his world to a totally unknown path, searching for a new understanding of the nature of love and the power of destiny.

With The Zahir, Paulo Coelho demonstrates not just his powerful and captivating storytelling, but also his extraordinary insight into what it is to be a human being in a world full of possibility.

In Arabic Zahir means 'visible, present and unable to go unnoticed.' It refers to something or someone that ends up being the only thing we can think of. This state of 'possession' can be understood as saintliness or insanity, with a fine line between the two. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alden | 2/2/2014

    " It was a long, yet a satisfying read, and I guess that was also the downside of it. It was very long, considering the fact that it looked like the story has just been stretched. During the course of my reading, I often wonder when will the narrator find his wife. And as I was approaching to the end of the story, I felt excited for anticipation. And yes, it was a tear-jerking ending specially for the narrator. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kate | 1/26/2014

    " Meh, I think both the main character and his wife were pretty selfish middle class hippies and I didn't really have much sympathy for the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Athanark | 1/18/2014

    " Ya al final como que me impuse a la tortura. El contenido esta interesante para alguien que no se detiene a pensar del todo. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Devy Pradnyani | 1/18/2014

    " can't imagine love could be transformed to the endless suffering but also deep meaning... "

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