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.
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"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)
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.
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.
This was my first reading of this translation of Le Petit Prince, and the audiobook greatly enhanced an already-moving experience. Humphrey Bower, through his thoughtful narration, made the tale come alive for me again ... the sadness was almost unbearable!
A narration of a book with pictures where the narrator says "the picture looks like this ..." is really quite annoying. How about providing the pictures in the additional information?
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