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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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    Happy Shopper Bedford, VA, United States 08-25-17
    Happy Shopper Bedford, VA, United States 08-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I prepare my heart"

    It strikes the heart over and over showing the power of friendship and love. I thought I remembered it from long ago but I had just touched the surface. Lovely!

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    adventurer 05-20-17
    adventurer 05-20-17
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    "This book makes me remember who I am, which is also partly, who I was."

    The childlike quality that this book expresses makes me remember a time when I could imagine thing as easily as the little prince. It also makes me remember the time when I stopped imagining. I enjoy thinking that I'm like the pilot, who without even realizing it had begun to slip into the world of "the grown ups" but, who after spending that precious time with the little prince remembers himself.
    I listen to this book when I'm feeling caught up in problems and frustrations in my life. It helps me remember myself.
    I'll describe this book in a concise statement: it is a concentrated dose of reality delivered by means of the fantastical.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mmimee 04-12-17
    mmimee 04-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "sweet innocence"

    I have always loved reading The Little Prince and took the same pleasure from the audio book.

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    Amazon Customer 03-10-17
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    "Excellent"

    A simple story should obsess such a mysterious power, which will held you entirely in the world of dessert, stars ,flowers, happy or sad tears, friendship at a long distance between stars, loneliness and love with heavy responsibilities. The little prince said, adults were quite certainly strange. Actually the world belongs to the young, unless those grown-ups sadly forget what they truly are. Why not we start to listen to the story again , rediscovering those rare things from the view of kids?

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    JP321 Miami, FL USA 02-28-17
    JP321 Miami, FL USA 02-28-17
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    "Does the book no justice at all."

    The reading poorly matches the words used in the book; it's almost as if the intention was to paraphrase the charm of the original translation. Sadly, the audio actor uses such a disappointing voice for the little prince and the rose... I had to stop before risking a listen of his choice for the beloved fox.

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    Robert Lyons 02-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Delightful little book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook to friends. Both young and old. 😃I read the book in high school French class years ago, and loved it. ❤️It was wonderful to re-experience it as an adult who sometimes takes himself too seriously. 😉


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    Tim Dukeman 02-19-17
    Tim Dukeman 02-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Sweet story, Incredible Narration"

    This is a textbook example of a great book that is made even better by exceptional narration. Humphrey Bower hits it out of the park.

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    Russell Bernard Salt Lake City, Utah United States 02-15-17
    Russell Bernard Salt Lake City, Utah United States 02-15-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful wonderful"

    I loved this narration of a timeless story. I proposed to my wife with this book, asking her to tame me as I gave a red rose. Telling her she was the only rose for me, that was 35 years ago. Read this book listen to it often, remind yourself of the things that are truly important and don't get sidetracked with life and all it's activity.

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    Amazon Customer 01-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing!"

    Fabulous narration and sweet for the imagination. This book makes you feel a kid again.

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    Kayleigh 12-31-16
    Kayleigh 12-31-16
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    "It is a beautiful story."

    It's not too long or short for a child to listen to in the car. As excellent here as reading the book.

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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.

    9 of 9 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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Francisco Flores
    7/23/15
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    "Wise and simple"

    A timeless story with many metaphors on how to live and let go, being truly present and connecting what is really important.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Xiaowen
    12/4/16
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    "Love it!"

    I listen to it as my bedtime story. The beautiful reading is so pleasant to listen to!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Suci
    11/8/16
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    "it was amazing! I like how he tells the story! ama"

    It was amazing! I like how he tells the story very much! great great great

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • MarkPT
    7/13/16
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    "I must be missing something"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Bought this as I like Life Lesson books, but I must be missing something here?!



    I wouldn't go as far as saying it was terrible, but maybe I'm missing "some" point, but it appeared a waste of time --- maybe I'm just used to different "life lesson" books and this story didn't work/resonate.

    There are a few references to pictures in the book which you miss out on in the audible book.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Teddie
    England
    1/10/16
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    "Magic"

    This is such a fantastic story, looking from a wholistic view, great reminders for us to live by, tears of joy of wise innocents, I shed listening again to this story that inspired me so many years ago. I have brought many copies of this book and given to every newborn in my life. On listening again after so many years I am so glad I shared it, the Truth of this message never changes.....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kildonan
    7/24/15
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    "Important things can only be seen by the heart"

    I was twelve or thirteen when I first read this book, our home was cold, there was no fuel or money, and we had very little food; I, we were hungry all the time, the country where I was born was falling apart. We were waiting for papers to escape when the Little prince took my hand and let me be a child again, and I was not the only one; many of my friends were reading the book I guess we all needed to not be adults, to stop thinking of Marx or Capitalism, to look at the stars, and find a rose or a girl to love; to see her with our heart.

    We would draw the boa that looked like a hat and ask new friends if they knew what it was, and if they knew we could be children together and if not the book would be lended so that they could meet our friend and forget that we were hungry and afraid of the future, of the growing violence in our streets.

    I am fifty six years old now and my home is warm, my food is good, and I have many, many roses in my garden all of them singular, also foxes and my dog play in this garden and the odd dear visits it too, the country I live in is peaceful and beautiful, the one I came from has become more peaceful. I still read The Little Prince and remember the good in my childhood through the good in this pages, and the hope they gave me when I have needed it most.

    I have given many copies of this book to children of all ages and I recommended to children of all ages, all the time, because no matter what your circumstances you need a friend like The Little Prince to remind you of what is important and why we need to be tamed or singular to someone special or how to see with our heart, and that is worth to risk tears for love.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • A
    1/27/17
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    "Lovely book with a certain charm."

    Love this story. Certainly left you wondering (in a good way). Would recommend to everyone

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tillmann
    5/20/17
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    "excellent book rich in marvellous fantasy "

    excellent book rich in marvellous fantasy if you don't mind listening what is partly a picture book I highly recommend it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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