The Winner Stands Alone

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Author(s): Paulo Coelho
Original Publish Date: Apr 07, 2009
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.45 hours)
Product Number: Z100078706
Released: Feb 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061806209
Narrator/s: Paul Boehmer
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Description

A??[CoelhoA??s] special talent seems to be his ability to speak to everyone at once. The kind of spirituality he espouses is to all comers. . . . His readers often say that they see their own lives in his own books.A? A??New Yorker From the bestselling author of The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, comes an absorbing new novel that holds a mirror up to our cultureA??s obsession with fame, glamour, and celebrity.

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Author(s): Paulo Coelho
Product Number EB00242501
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperOne
ISBN: #9780061872563

Professional reviews

"Paul Coelho has been to the Cannes Film Festival--and apparently didn't like it. Here he creates a psychopathic Russian zillionaire bent on killing random people during the festival in order to get his ex-wife back. How serial murder is to accomplish this is murky, and Coelho is too busy disdainfully telling (not showing) what film and fashion worlds are like, according to him, to make his (too) many characters, jaded celebrities, and hopeful wannabes real. So what suspense one feels as to who will live or die is largely created by Paul Boehmer's sympathetic narration. Boehmer occasionally loses focus in the middle of a sentence, but otherwise earnestly labors to create some recognizable people in this uncomfortable welter of nihilism and celebrity dirt. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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