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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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    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 04-06-15
    Nothing really matters Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 04-06-15 Member Since 2014

    Rob Thomas

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    "Wow."

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12
    John Lane Plano, TX USA 10-10-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Where's the beef?"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Antoine de Saint-Exupery? Why or why not?

    Yes. The story was worth it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Meeting the fox.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It's too short for a movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I liked it but I didn't think it was earth shattering.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ricardo Cabello Lazzeri Mexico City, DF Mexico 02-15-15
    Ricardo Cabello Lazzeri Mexico City, DF Mexico 02-15-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Muy bueno!!!"

    Recuerdo que mi Mama me lo leía cuando era pequeño. Hoy lo escucho y me sigue dando mucho.
    Cool. Capelo.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paul 01-21-15
    Paul 01-21-15
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    "Photos/Drawings"

    I wish there was a way to see the drawings described that are in the book to have a better understanding.

    1 of 1 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 2015

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    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 :).


    1 of 1 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 2015
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Smith 02-04-13 Member Since 2015
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sashwabaam 07-25-15
    Sashwabaam 07-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Such a great story"

    Loved it, its my first time reading or listening to this story. Its truly lovely!!

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    Samuel North 07-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Warming, Lovely, Innocent"

    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. 💙

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    cathey 07-09-15
    cathey 07-09-15
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    "A classic.. Read by a true artist"

    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!

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