SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!
These are two of the most graceful two hours ever written or recorded. How can't "The Little Prince" be for grownups also?
It sings to the imagination and reminds us of the excitement we felt as children, when we had dreams, when we saw pictures in our heads and our hearts soared with the desire to draw them, to share them. It also reminds us, as adults, of where pettiness can get us, bitterness, a lack of drive to move even though we have big dreams of what's out there.
The little prince speaks of his travels, tells the tales of his heart to the narrator and we the readers/listeners get to experience the wonders in tandem. Friendship with a lonely fox, longing to find meaning in his life. The love of a single rose.
Don't deny yourself this tiny bit of beauty in a sometimes gray, always maddeningly quick world.
Even though he cried when the Little Prince left, the fox wanted to be tamed.
He wanted to be tamed.
I liked the book, but I didn't find it terribly memorable. It wasn't the classic that I was expecting, but I liked it.
Yes. The story was worth it.
Meeting the fox.
It's too short for a movie.
I liked it but I didn't think it was earth shattering.
I bought this classic book (in paper format) many years ago to read to my kids. I started reading it to them twice, but never got far before giving up. To be honest, I wondered what the fuss was about. But then I never got past the first quarter or so of the book.
The nice thing about audible books is, unlike a regular book, it's easier to keep reading than it is to stop. So, I decided to give this book a second chance yesterday when Audible put it on sale. I bought it and listened from start to finish. Wow, I'm sure glad I did.
The story is very original. It tells the tale of a space-travelling child who meets an air-travelling adult. The final three quarters of the book sets out a profound and poignant view of life and does so in such a way that you can never quite decide whether it's aimed at children or adults.
The story is very touching and thought-provoking and a good use of two hours of your life (or your kids’ lives). Highly recommended.
Recuerdo que mi Mama me lo leía cuando era pequeño. Hoy lo escucho y me sigue dando mucho.
This is one of my favorite "lighter listens". I'm not much of novel reader, but I do like the simplicity of children's books though I rarely read them. I read Le Petit Prince in french while in high school but don't remember getting as much out of the story then as I have 20 years later.
The Lesson by Carol Pearson. I doubt it's an audiobook, and it's significantly shorter, but it's a wonderful story.
He did the voices so well. And I could visualize the story as it was being told.
... if only I could be as creative as the little prince I might come up with an appropriate tag line :).
The narrator reads or rather tells this story in a manner that lets you forget it is a book being read......It seems like he is right here reading a bedtime story. This classic book is a wonderful fantasy that says so much about us as we become adults and often lose much of our imagination. A reread or relisten of this book is mandatory for all adults children. I recommend it to all adults and recommend after reading it that the adults read it to children.
A Little Prince is a wonderful story of a young boy who finds himself on earth. It is a beautiful reminder to adults about what is more important in life. The reader was wonderful and I am aiming to review this story once a month for the message shared is essential.
The Little Prince is a rare kind of book that hits all the right notes, regardless of the readers age. Children will love the imaginative world(s) and the really endearing characters. Adults will pick up on some of the books subtler themes such as loss and memory and will probably see much of themselves in the Prince and his friends.
There isn't much more I can say, aside from that I truly love this book. Also, Humphrey Bower does a fantastic job reading. Beyond highly recommended!