What Is It?
The audiobook version of the 1943 novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) by the French aristocrat, writer, and military aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
Here is how Goodreads describe this audiobook:
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.
Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince, presented here in a stunning new translation with carefully restored artwork.
The definitive edition of a worldwide classic, it will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.
This is the first book that I finished reading earlier this year.
It was the audiobook version of this book, so that made it easy to finish.
I listened to it from the Libby app on my mobile phone thanks to The BP Library where I work.
I listened to this audiobook after work during my jog, walk, and cooldown.
Not only that, but I had heard of this book in this past when I was attempting to learn some French.
It was one of the most recommended books for a beginner learning French, or another language, if you want an easy-to-read book in your target language.
My female coworker JB recommended that I try reading some children’s books to help me get more books read this year for the summer reading program at The BP Library where we work.
So I decided to follow her advice, it led to me finally reading a book this year, thank you, JB.
Richard Gere was one of the voice actors for this audiobook.
I was not really liking this audiobook at first until the first female character, the voice actress for her did a good job, and that finally pulled me into the story.
The middle was better than the beginning, but it started to lose me until things picked up at the end.
The end becomes surprisingly emotional, and it almost brought tears to my eyes.
So that was a good way to end this audiobook, and I am glad that I finally got to read this book.
It is definitely worth a read at least once, and I think that kids will like this book; especially if one or more people read it out loud to them and / or act it out.
- John Jr