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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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    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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    Pam 07-24-12
    Pam 07-24-12
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    "Love this book"
    If you could sum up The Little Prince in three words, what would they be?

    lovely child's view


    What did you like best about this story?

    it is unexpected and honest in a way that only children can see. it reminds adults of what is true about the world


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paula 07-09-12
    Paula 07-09-12
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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 2 people found this review helpful
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    anita Larnaca, Cyprus 05-23-12
    anita Larnaca, Cyprus 05-23-12
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    If you could sum up The Little Prince in three words, what would they be?

    Nice easy listening


    What did you like best about this story?

    The simplicity of the story and the way it was read was really relaxing


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

    No


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

    Yes but i didnt manage to .


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ely rancho mirage, CA, USA 05-08-12
    Ely rancho mirage, CA, USA 05-08-12
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    "PROBABLY THE OTHER GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD."
    If you could sum up The Little Prince in three words, what would they be?

    one great adventure


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

    the book reads like a roadtrip on the road to self discovery. We are taken along the journey to know Life's most important truth.


    What does Humphrey Bower bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    listening to the book as opposed to reading it makes the story play more like a movie in my head.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when the stars laughed


    Any additional comments?

    this is an original classic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 04-09-12
    Barbara 04-09-12 Member Since 2006
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    "A Favourite!"

    This book has been one of my favourites since I found it somewhere around 1967. I enjoyed the audio version, Humphrey Bower fit my image of the narrator. However, you cannot get the full impact of the book without the illustrations. I frequently needed to go back to the printed version to have a look. This would be a good book to have in the Enhanced version so that one could follow the pictures too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Sandy Springs, GA, United States 04-05-12
    David Sandy Springs, GA, United States 04-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    I love the story of the Little Prince. The performance was good. I should have realized that without the pictures, I would only get half the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Samsky 04-05-12 Member Since 2014
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    I love the story of the Little Prince. The performance was good. I should have realized that without the pictures, I would only get half the story.

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    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 03-12-12
    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2012

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Perhaps I should find another translation of this classic book. I had been told it was a beautiful allegory...but I don't understand it.


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

    Maybe. It would probably depend on the translator.


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

    No. I've never heard him before.


    Do you think The Little Prince needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. I think the author said what he wanted in this one. He didn't really leave any loose ends.


    Any additional comments?

    This was suppose to be a children's book? In places it sounded like one. In other places it talked about things that are usually reserved as adult themes.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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