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The Little Prince Audiobook

The Little Prince

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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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    The Candid Cover Canada 12-29-16
    The Candid Cover Canada 12-29-16

    YA Book blogger at The Candid Cover.

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    "Touching tale of innocence!"

    The Little Prince is one childhood book that everyone should revisit. The touching tale of the innocence of childhood, friendship and loss is presented in a way that children can relate to, but there is so much that can be taken and learned as adults from this beautifully written story.

    The audiobook edition of The Little Prince is a well narrated story and really captures the attention of the listener. Although one must research the drawings that are included in the print edition to fully understand the context of the story, the audio version is one not to be missed. In a mere two hours, you can listen to the entire book and be mesmerized by the main characters, the aviator and the Little Prince. The listener can really get a feel for the emotions and the bonds that form between the various characters in the book through Humphrey Bower’s gorgeous voice and impressive ability to make his audience feel empathy and understanding of the message in the book.

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    Ali 09-06-16
    Ali 09-06-16
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    "Narration could be better."

    The narrator's imitation of children's voice is amazing, while the rest is just so-so. Still, it's a great book for both children and adults.

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    Brookline 08-30-16
    Brookline 08-30-16 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite book of all time"

    I absolutely love this book and Antoine de Saint Exupery. Every page of this book is a celebration of life, and love, it inspires stargazing and internal reflection. Definitely my favorite book...So pure so simple yet so deep ...

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    Jane Cramer 08-23-16
    Jane Cramer 08-23-16
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    "Timeless!"

    I read it as a child and liked it. I just now re-read it as a 30+ year old and fell in love with the book in a whole different way. Wish adults had a "MUST READ" list. This work would definitely be at the top of the list.

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    Ulises 08-19-16
    Ulises 08-19-16
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    "Very easy to enjoy "

    Well written, and has life lessons without the adult tone you normally get lessons from.

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    AnahitaAnahita 08-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "beautiful!"

    lovely! I read the book as a kid and listened to the audio book after a long time. you can enjoy the little prince at any age, time or place!

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    Lee Homesley Wentzville, MO United States 07-11-16
    Lee Homesley Wentzville, MO United States 07-11-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Inspiring."

    Well read. What a great story about imagination, friendship, and curiosity.
    Highly recommended but screen one chapter for references to alcoholism.

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    Proud Nerd New York, NY 07-05-16
    Proud Nerd New York, NY 07-05-16
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    "The reader's voice is very important to me"
    What did you love best about The Little Prince?

    The entire story. Beauty, love, internal freedom and strength. Perfection.


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

    "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" for the magic of it all.


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

    I have not listened to any of his performances before. I prefer to listen to a male reading voice but just did not warm to this one.


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

    My heart moves with this book.


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    Virginia Sacramento, CA 06-29-16
    Virginia Sacramento, CA 06-29-16 Member Since 2006
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    "So charming and timeless"

    I loved this book. I loved reading it again as a grown up and being reminded how very silly it is to be a grown up and how very magical it is to think like a child. It's magical and insightful, funny and brilliant, very small but very VERY large, and it will take up a big space in your heart and fill it with love and sadness and beauty and simplicity and joy. The narrator is perfect with his soft voice that seems somehow full of wisdom with compassion and kindness. A+

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    David D. Schneider 06-18-16 Member Since 2015

    Shiloh Bound Doc! University of Iowa graduate. Iowa Writer's Workshop fan. Hawkeye Fan! Believer. Husband. Father. Physician.

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    "A Unique Child's Book for All of Us! 😱"

    Worth the brief time required; even thought a bit muddled in the middle. The last section more than makes up for any earlier lethargy with truisms delightful to unravel and apply.
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    This was the authors last book, I believe, as he was shot down and killed by German planes during WWII. 😱😱😱😱

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