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Manuscript Found in Accra | [Paulo Coelho]

Manuscript Found in Accra

After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to a city's final questions is unearthed from a cave in Cairo. Centuries before, on the eve of the invasion of Accra, the citizens gathered. A man stood before them and invited the people share their fears that he might offer hope and comfort. His extraordinary insights on courage, solitude, loyalty and loss were transcribed and passed on. A timeless and powerful exploration of personal growth, everyday wisdom and joy.
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Publisher's Summary

The incredible new novel from internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist.

After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to a city's final questions is unearthed from a cave in Cairo. Centuries before, on the eve of the invasion of Accra, the citizens gathered. A man stood before them and invited the people share their fears that he might offer hope and comfort. His extraordinary insights on courage, solitude, loyalty and loss were transcribed and passed on. A timeless and powerful exploration of personal growth, everyday wisdom and joy.

©2013 Paulo Coelho (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

What the Critics Say

"One of the few to deserve the term 'publishing phenomenon'." (Independent on Sunday)

"His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people." (The Times)

"His writing is like a path of energy that inadvertently leads readers to themselves, toward their mysterious and faraway souls." (Le Figaro)

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    AAG 14/04/2014
    AAG 14/04/2014 Member Since 2011
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    "I didnt finish it!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A bit of action? nothing happens in this story!


    What will your next listen be?

    Something entertaining


    What aspect of Jeremy Irons’s performance might you have changed?

    It was flat but i guess it is the story not his performance


    What character would you cut from Manuscript Found in Accra?

    I only listen 8 chapters and i was so bored i could not concentrate


    Any additional comments?

    Probably not in the right mood for this!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dhyiaa Cardiff, United Kingdom 20/02/2014
    Dhyiaa Cardiff, United Kingdom 20/02/2014 Member Since 2013
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    "My wake up call"
    What did you like most about Manuscript Found in Accra?

    When I purchase audiobook, my first concern would be the narrator, here the narrators voice was very calming and appropriate for the type of book. The book itself, well, it's written by Paulo Coelho so you can never be disappointed, I must say though, I was at a very low point when I started listening to it, and I honestly felt like it was talking to me, giving me hope and solace in my loneliness. Love it I simply love it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything, I loved every second of it, I'll even buy a hard copy of it so I can highlight the parts that spoke to me.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes absolutely.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    cheryl Boston, United Kingdom 14/05/2013
    cheryl Boston, United Kingdom 14/05/2013
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    "Top Notch Narration is the only reason to listen"

    Sadly this book is not a story, it is not a novel, it is a collection a translated parables which constantly contradicted itself.

    If it was an actual manuscript then it would have been translated. If it was supposed to be a novel, then surely we have the right to expect an actual story? I have up to now enjoyed most of Paulo Coelho's work without reservation, this one however, no, I was always waiting to get past the lecture and on to the real story, which never came. An awful lot of the anecdotes and parables were strung together, many of which the author has told before in other stories. It was also very short and ended abruptly.
    I do not recommend this book at all.

    Considering the hype attached to this book, I expected better, maybe Mr Coehlo needs to spend more time on his work than on social networking for his next book.

    The narration however, I cannot fault, Jeremy Irons' voice is like honey, he keeps you listening purely for the pleasure of listening to his narration. It was pure joy to hear his voice, sadly the author could have done better with his book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Gripenstedt Berkshire, Surrey 05/05/2013
    A. Gripenstedt Berkshire, Surrey 05/05/2013 Member Since 2013

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    "Must read"

    A beautiful book and well narrated I defy anyone to listen to this and not be moved. But before you turn on your appliance open you heart and mind and listen carefully

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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