The Valkyries

  • by Paulo Coelho
  • Narrated by Sean Runnette
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 40-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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What the Critics Say

"Coelho's gripping tale of his adventures...reads like a suspense novel." (San Mateo Times)

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Customer Reviews

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Totally Unexpected!

I was intrigued by this audiobook because I never saw it before in any bookstore. As I read the editor´s comment I found it "suitable" and decided to download it but without great expectations. So wrong... this book reflects the human face of Coelho himself, its an interesting "biography" of the man behind the magician with many intimate and personal details. If you have read some other titles from Coelho you´ll find many references in this book and will give you some insight on himself as a human looking for perfection. The message of the book is so inspiring: unconditional love in so many expressions. The plot is full of unexpected turns and very interesting and strong characters.

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- E. Gilda andrade Ley "Gigo"

Very satisfying

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys Coehlo's work and anyone who is interested in personal growth. This book really gives you some things to think about.
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- DGM "dmess86"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-28-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio