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The Little Prince | [Antoine de Saint-Exupery]

The Little Prince

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.
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Publisher's Summary

A timeless classic. Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. The perfect audio companion, this Bolinda edition will capture the hearts of listeners of all ages.

The book has been translated into more than 160 languages and, to date has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide. It is one of the top 50 best-selling books. It has been adapted into a movie musical by Lerner and Loewe, two different operas, as well as into an animated series. It is often used as a beginner's book for French language students.

A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

(P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

What the Critics Say

"Humphrey Bower's crisp British accent describes the magical and unlikely friendship between the pilot who was struggling to survive and the boy who was trying to return to his tiny home planet. The pace is measured, and the tone grows more melancholy as the narrator resigns himself to the loss of his extraordinary companion." (AudioFile)

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    Paula Mogi das Cruzes - SP, Brazil 07-09-12
    Paula Mogi das Cruzes - SP, Brazil 07-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A children's book written for adults remember..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Little Prince to be better than the print version?

    No. I think the both editions are wonderful. But the audiobook allows the reader to travel more freely through the world of imagination than the printed version. And as the audio you can become a child again ... remembering like is to have someone read you a story before bed.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Little Prince?

    I think there are so many good moments. Each part of the story 'brings us a lesson, but I think the latter is the most important, since we can't say goodbye to people we like. But the idea that they are living elsewhere can be comforting.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's so hard to say... when I was a child, and listening The Little Principe, I loved when he talks with the flower, and hate the final. I thought, why can i go to this planet and back to visit the pilot?
    Now, as a adult I have another interpretation, and I think the beginning, of the story when the narrator describes his design, and adults do not comprendem, taking him to isolate themselves, some quite intriguing. I love the end too, as I now understand differently the departure of the Little Prince.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is a classic. Everyone should have the opportunity to read it and reread childhood years later. A book written for children, which brings a deeper meaning for adults. The book shows us that as we grow, we forget the simplest things are so important how our concerns in adulthood.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Luke Tembreull 06-30-14 Member Since 2011
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    "An enjoyable classic"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I like when a children's story can help an adult see the absurdity of the things we often find so important. This book has such a light humor about it, even with it's ending.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Draw me a sheep.


    Any additional comments?

    My 5 year old loves audio books and though this wasn't one of her favorites the added bonus of being able to fully enjoy it myself mad this a great purchase. The narrator of the story was just right for this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L-A Spokane, WA 01-31-14
    L-A Spokane, WA 01-31-14 Member Since 2012

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    "The LIttle Philosopher"
    Where does The Little Prince rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    What other book might you compare The Little Prince to and why?

    The Lesson by Carol Pearson. I doubt it's an audiobook, and it's significantly shorter, but it's a wonderful story.


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    He did the voices so well. And I could visualize the story as it was being told.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    ... if only I could be as creative as the little prince I might come up with an appropriate tag line :).


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bonnie SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 08-01-13
    bonnie SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 08-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The Little Prince"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kay DEER PARK, NY, United States 07-24-13
    kay DEER PARK, NY, United States 07-24-13 Member Since 2012

    Avid reader...

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    "Simply great!"
    What did you love best about The Little Prince?

    How simple and easy to read...


    What other book might you compare The Little Prince to and why?

    Alchemist


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    We listened together ... My children and I!
    It was an amazing experience.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lasse brøndby, Denmark 07-02-13
    Lasse brøndby, Denmark 07-02-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great little story"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, its a great and motional story, so i would recommend it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Little Prince?

    Where he was going from planet to planet to visit different kind of people.


    What about Humphrey Bower’s performance did you like?

    He have a nice voice, and he changed his voice when i talked as the little prince.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction, but it made me think.


    Any additional comments?

    It would have been nice if i could have seen the drawings he had made.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MJ Fishers,In 02-25-13
    MJ Fishers,In 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome"
    Would you listen to The Little Prince again? Why?

    It was full of life lesson that you wished you could have gotten as a kid. It was a wonderful story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The perspective of the Little Prince. He gives us an honest overview of the adult world


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The Ending, which is all I will say without giving spoilers


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    ?


    Any additional comments?

    I cried at the end of the story. My kids did not get why, I do think one day however, they will. For now, it was just a good story, for me it was so much more.This would be a good story for child who has lost a loved one, it might them to put their lost in perspective.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike LEXINGTON, KY, United States 02-05-13
    Mike LEXINGTON, KY, United States 02-05-13

    Love to listen audio-books

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    "A soul-touching book for adults..... and kids"
    Any additional comments?

    I have never read a story so sweet and entertaint as this... the little princes was part of my class reading literature in high school and still remains as my favorite..... good job for the narrator!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Providence, UT, United States 02-04-13
    Jessica Providence, UT, United States 02-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A Tender Story that Needs to be Read Over and Over"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ana 08-13-12
    Ana 08-13-12
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    "Loved listening Ye,"
    Would you listen to The Little Prince again? Why?

    Yes, I love the story and it is great listening to the story for a change


    Have you listened to any of Humphrey Bower’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this was the first.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sometimes hapy and sometimes sad.


    Any additional comments?

    I could not go back to listen to some parts again because each time I tried to go back, it went to the beginning. Also you can not read, only listen. I would have liked to also read and not only liste.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Rebecca
    London, United Kingdom
    8/18/11
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    "Every Adult should listen to this book"

    Every adult that thinks that they're super-grown-up should listen to this book, especially those that think that it's a book for kids that they would never ever read.

    Meet The King, The Important Man who is more like a mushroom, the sheep in a box, The Vain Rose, The Drunkard, our protagonist and of course The Little Prince, who once he has hold of a question, will never be fobbed off with an unsatisfactory answer or lie.

    Arguably a manual on how not to take oneself so seriously. Yet profoundly funny and moving. Lovely.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • ms
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "The Little Prince UNABRIDGED"

    Everyone should read this book, it reminds you about your inner child, about the simple things in life, the things we see everyday but do not notice, about life and death.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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