Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho audiobook

Veronika Decides to Die

By Paulo Coelho
Read by Fran Tunno

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5.50 Hours 1
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Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything—youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does—at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.   Inspired by events in Coelho’s own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.

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Summary

Summary

Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything—youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does—at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live.

 

Inspired by events in Coelho’s own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Girl, Interrupted meets Catcher in the RyeMademoiselle
“Like any great storyteller, Coelho has used the realm of fiction to magically infiltrate and alter the realm of reality.”  Amazon.com editorial review
“In this deceptively unadorned tale, narrated in a charmingly ironic style, Paulo Coelho plumbs the profoundest depths of mores, madness, and meaning. A marvelous achievement! Lou Marinoff, PhD, author of Plato, Not Prozac!
“Employing his trademark blend of religious and philosophical overtones, Coelho focuses on his central question: why do people go on when life seems unfair and fate indifferent? The simple, often banal prose contrasts Veronika’s bleak inner landscape with the beautiful contours of Slovenia, gradually culminating in an upbeat ending with the message that each day of life is a miracle. Coelho’s latest will appeal to readers who enjoy animated homilies about the worth of human existence.”   Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Paulo Coelho

Author Bio: Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a New York Times bestselling author. His books have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 68 languages and published in 150 countries. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards and was inducted at the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 2002. In 2007 he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace by the UN Secretary-General.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 5.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English