Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Unabridged Audiobook
I never read The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery as a child... So, when I came across the unabridged audio edition of The Little Prince on Audible, I decided to buy a copy of it and listen to it on my Kindle. 

Playing time for The Little Prince is approximately 2 hours and is narrated by Humphrey Bower. I thought both the audio production and narration of The Little Prince were really well done. My only complaint about listening to the audio production is that you miss seeing the illustrations that are part of the novel itself. I would have enjoyed seeing the illustrations mentioned in the audiobook.

Overall, I thought The Little Prince was a good novel. I wasn't as impressed with it as much as I thought I would be... The Little Prince seems to be so liked/beloved by many people that I expected to love it more than I did due to the hype this novel has received from the public at large.

My favorite character in The Little Prince was the fox. I enjoyed the following quotes from The Little Prince that were said by the fox:

"One sees clearly only with the heart. What is essential is invisible to the eyes."

"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."

"It is the time you have lost for your rose that makes your rose so important."

The following is the plot summary for The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery from Audible:
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.

I am giving The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery a rating of 7 stars out of 10 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. Great review. I am learning Italian and I am trying to (slowly) read the Italian version of this book. Hoping it helps with my vocabulary.

    1. Have fun reading the Italian version of The Little Prince!!