Transform your life. Rewrite your destiny. In his most personal novel to date, internationally best-selling author Paulo Coelho returns with a remarkable journey of self-discovery. Like the main character in his much-beloved The Alchemist, Paulo is facing a grave crisis of faith. As he seeks a path of spiritual renewal and growth, he decides to begin again: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the landscapes around him. Setting off to Africa, and then to Europe and Asia via the Trans-Siberian Railway, he initiates a journey to revitalize his energy and passion. Even so, he never expects to meet Hilal. A gifted young violinist, she is the woman Paulo loved five hundred years before-and the woman he betrayed in an act of cowardice so far-reaching that it prevents him from finding real happiness in this life. Together they will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, traveling a path that teaches love, forgiveness, and the courage to overcome life's inevitable challenges. Beautiful and inspiring, Aleph invites us to consider the meaning of our own personal journeys: Are we where we want to be, doing what we want to do? Some books are read. Aleph is lived.
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"Paulo flees a crisis of faith by embarking on a book tour on the continent-spanning Trans-Siberian Railway. Narrator Mark Bramhall's deep voice expresses the surrealism of Paulo's mysterious encounter with a young Turkish violinist, Hilal, whom Paulo, in a past life as a monk, tortured and killed during the Spanish Inquisition. Paulo's and Hilal's sensual and violent lives intersect in a mystic place where the present and the past are one--the Aleph--a place where Paulo seeks her forgiveness. Bramhall delivers the story with honesty and affection. Coelho's rich, poetic book, like his popular earlier work THE ALCHEMIST, also about parallel worlds, is ideal for audio listening. K.P. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"
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