A story I totally missed in my 70-year life, but a sweet little tale with a quirky mix of childish fantasy and adult concerns.
This book was an enjoyable, sweet read. I laughed out loud a few times at the unexpectedly wry humor. The ending made me cry, but it was bittersweet more than incredibly sad. The narrator had a deep, rich voice; it was like listening to a grandfather telling a bedtime story. He tells the story nice and slow, and I could hear the emotions in it.
My mother and I both enjoyed this story on a long trip back from the doctor during rush hour traffic. I would recommend it to almost anyone looking for a funny, gentle story. However, I do feel compelled to mention that when I was a child, this story would have been much too slow for me. I wouldn't have had the patience for it. It's a family-friendly story, but I wouldn't actually make small children sit through it.
I'm a big fan of SF/F/Horror, and all things in between and out.
A beautiful little story for children and those who remember what it was like to be children. It made me laugh and smile and broke my heart.
Humphrey Bower's narration is perfection - the icing on an already delicious cake. His voice will make you want to look up at the stars, think of long-gone friends, and somehow - manage to hear their laughter.
A lovely story. I listened to this directly after The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, which probably wasn't the best precursor... This book provides a rare chance to reflect on what really makes things special.
The book does an excellent job of putting forward some very deep ideas and concepts, in a way clearly written for the younger listener. However even as an adult this book was enjoyable... I just had to reflect on it before I realised that I liked it.
Very well narrated by Humphrey Bower, full marks there.
Yes. Because the story is good and very well told. It may be a tale for children, but it's not childish.
The farewell of the fox: I have read it in a book and seen it in a film, but this audible version is simply remarkable, Must be listened to!
Besides being very discernible, he can transmit a feeling and a pathos as very few actors/speakers. If you've just read the book, you would never suspect the intensity of feeling enclosed in the tale. Even the film I saw wasn't so good.
I cried, but because the tale evocates noble feelings. I wouldn't say that the tale is a sad one, but a beautiful one so beautiful since we are not used to such tales because we see them so seldom.
There's nothing like a good tale told with heart.
I got this book, without really knowing much about the story or the author, after listening to Humphrey Bower's great read of The Power of One. This is a fantastic story that is brought to life by a wonderful narrator. I highly recommend it.
Yes, I like the reader's voice and expression. The story is absolutely inspirational and moving.
The Little Prince's conversations about the meaning of life.
When the Little Prince gets very upset because the love he gave his rose made it so very special and unique.
Everyone would benifit from reading this book often!
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
ONE SEES CLEARLY ONLY WITH THE HEART
You will love the main character, the Little Prince. He is sweet. Your kids will not understand everything the first time and neither will you. It is a deep story, which will make more and more sense with multiple listens. There are several lessons, my favorite being that the flower you take care of becomes important to you. All the roses in a field of roses may not be special, but the rose you water, feed and take care of is special.
NO GROWN UP WILL EVER UNDERSTAND
I was not particular happy with the constant putting down of grown ups. Yes, grown ups do not have the imagination of a child. Grown ups do spend a lot of time being serious. We do need to be reminded what is important. Course if someone does not go to work to buy food and pay the bills, kids won't have the ability to spend all day dreaming. Putting a set of people down in order to seem cool to another set of people is not okay with me.
ALL GROWN UPS WERE CHILDREN FIRST
This was a great idea for a book, but I did think it meandered just a little and I did not always see the purpose in some of the stories. This is basically a bunch of small stories that connect.
Narrator was excellent and made the experience great.
This is a wonderful story, at any age, and with Humphrey Bower narrating, it was sheer pleasure to listen to...