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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, translated by Michael Morpurgo. Read by Richard E. Grant, with an introduction read by Michael Morpurgo.

If a little fellow comes along, if he laughs, if he has golden hair, and if he never answers questions, then you will know who he is.

He is the Little Prince, the mysterious, innocent and beautiful boy who appears to a pilot stranded in the desert and makes an extraordinary request. He has captured the hearts of millions around the world since his story first appeared in 1943, written down by an aristocratic French aviator who soon after disappeared during a flight across the sea. The Little Prince journeys to our planet from his home among the stars, encountering all sorts of benighted grown-ups along the way, and a fox, who teaches him how to see the important things in life. But the Prince has left behind a flower growing on his star, a rose which is his treasure and his burden, and before long he must return to it. 

Master storyteller Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse, has translated what is for him 'one of the greatest stories ever written' so that more English readers might discover the joy of reading this enchanting fable. The Little Prince is a story for everyone, for children and grown-up children, for kings, geographers and lamp-lighters, even for the very serious and the very wise. 

©1943 Antoine de Saint-Exupery (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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To become a child again

charming imaginative morality tale wonderfully told. it takes one back to being a child again

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Classic at its best

Great translation by Morpurgo and awesome narration by Richard Grant. Thank you, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, for such a beautiful timeless children's book (and for grown-ups who haven't forgotten). So touching, troubling and captivating. And because it captivated me, parting ways with the book was sad. There were tears. I listened just one chapter a day. To make it last as long as could. It made me miss my dad. He had a hard copy of this book when I was little. He taught me to look at the stars and told me the names of constellations. He taught me to look at things and at people with the eyes of my heart and see the goodness. This is a story about friendship, life, death and above all, about paying attention, spending time on what matters. Good night, dad. He, who was always a little boy trapped in a man's body, with all his sweetness and vulnerability, but also stubbornness. You are my little prince.

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Priorities of life

The book generated an awareness, kindness and positive messages. I too will think differently when I look at the stars and think of the little Prince 🤴
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good book

use your imagination. be open to the meaning. it could have a different meaning based on the time in your life you are in.

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  • 05-07-2020

Chills all over my body

The second half of the book oh my god. I almost cried listening haha. Great book. Great narrator. Easy to follow. Lots of wisdom.

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Deeply analytical yet equally entertaining

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince is an excellent critique of humanity through the eyes of a child. Richard E. Grant’s narration, coupled with the literary choices of Morpurgo in his translation make it a most enjoyable listen!

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Wow such a beautiful book.

I recommend this book for adults too. beautifully read. Has lovely philosophy and morals. AAA+.

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absolutely beautiful.

what a gorgeous story. it amazes me how well I connect with this book, in such a strange and abstract way. just beautiful.

and the narrator did a fantastic job. thank you so much for producing this. ☺

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  • 27-12-2020

I can't listen to 1 more minute of this

15 minutes were enough for me. I can't see why the little prince isn't merely an annoying asshole.
Also, I hate it when male readers try to play children's and women's voices. Just read...

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  • 15-11-2020

Beautiful

Loved it!! Such a sad beautiful story! one of my favourites by far, wish I had discovered it sooner.

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  • Gill
  • 14-10-2020

Amazing narration

I love love love this audiobook. It's my childhood most favourite book. Once I found it in my parents library and made my mum to read it to me and I was stunned. Such unusual story, it perhaps wasn't a fairy tale for children I thought but for adults. When I was in early teens I've bought audio cd with this story which was translation to my native language but after listening to this brand new english translation I can feel the real revival of the story with the modern language used in here. It gave me shivers in the end. It's interesting how different meaning this book has for me now twenty years later than when I first listened to my mum's narration. It's extremely deep story about life, its meaning, people we will inevitably meet on our journey, parent and child bond and the final departure and death. I might need to listen to it again to fully grasp each character of every planet the prince visited and to think for while who are these characters in my life but I surely will again and again.

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  • Brian Duncan
  • 09-03-2020

lovely little story with depth and meaning.

Timeless classic, read it with your childs mind then apply what it's telling you to your adult life. Lovely story.

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  • Emily fox
  • 27-02-2020

Pure bliss

My dad used to read this amazing book to me and my sister! I hold it close to my heart. I love to read it to my son even though he's only 8 weeks old, but we love listening to it in the car he finds it so calming!

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  • rachael h.
  • 06-02-2020

Brilliant Richard E Grant priceless.

The Little Prince is such a gem of a book. This audio version is as priceless as the book.

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