I really did enjoy this story, but I had a hard time with the description of the pictures. I personally did better with the physical copy. I'm glad it's available for audio but I didn't know how to listen to the description of the pictures and have it make sense to me.
I loved this little story! There were some thought provoking concepts, particularly reminding adults that we were once children and had the capacity to look at things with an open mind. One particular line stuck with me: "it is sad to forget a friend."
The only downfall with the audio book is that you don't get the illustrations, which play an important role in the story.
I mainly enjoy YA literature, though I do venture to other genres if the description of a book catches my fancy. I get attached stories.
This story will always be dear to me. And Humphrey Bower did it justice. No matter how many times I read or listen to The Little Prince, my heart breaks. I was bawling my eyes out the last few chapters.
This book is a must for everyone. It taught me a lot about the way people think and act. In addition, it is a touching and heart warming story. The narrator does an excellent job on conveying the emotion and message of this tale. Fantastic.
Note that this version is Richard Howard's translation from 2000, not the classic Katherine Woods translation from 1943. The differences between the two translations are explained well in a review of the the book by Allie Jones at http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/AWQLWCJWUCAGS/#R2BDXSMVPJKRYO
Such a sweet, moving tale that not only tugs at your heartstrings, but reminds you of little life lessons as The Little Prince interprets them. Great for children and children-at-heart. 💙
I hadn't read this classic for years so i took a chance on the audiobook, relying on my memory for the illustrations. I'm so glad i did. Humphrey Bower gave a reading that was as close to perfect as i can imagine. If you're on the fence as to whether or not to buy the audio version of a "picture book", Go for it!
The narrator is great, but this translation of the book loses some of it's power. Wish it was the same narrator with the Katherine Woods translation instead