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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 forever changed the world for its readers. This fabulous audio version, told by Richard Gere and featuring the young Haley Joel Osment as the Little Prince, brings to life this beautiful story and captures the hearts of listeners of all ages.
The Little Prince
Haley Joel Osment
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Fox | Adam Frost
The Rose | Marina Orsini
The King | Richard Allen
The Businessman | Dave Walsh
The Lamplighter | Ara Y. Kentenjian
The Snake | Patrick Seitz
The Drunkard | Mickey Kessler
Original Title | Le Petit Prince
English Translation | Richard Howard
Audio Adaptation | Marina Orsini
Artistic Direction | Tania Kontoyanni
Music | Aleksandras Stankevičius
Studio | Red Car (New York), Voice Box (Los Angeles), Stanké (Montréal)
Mixing | William Szawlowski
"The Little Prince is highly entertaining, enthusiastically recommended, and a ʻmustʼ for school and community library audiobook CD collections."
The Midwest Book Review (January 2001)
"Young Osment again proves his mettle as an actor, giving voice to The Little Prince in this crisp, full-cast production of the literary classic... As the pilot ... Gere plays it low-key, creating a perfect partner for Osmentʼs interplanetary-traveling, wise-beyond-his-years prince."
Publisherʼs Weekly (January 2001)
"Done to high, exacting standards, this classic tale is sure to keep the kids enchanted as the hidden message will be very clear to them. Well done."
Midwest Record Recap (February 2001)
"A beautiful dramatization that grabs listeners immediately. Well paced, perfectly acted, and enjoyable for all ages." (JSA*)
KLIATT (March 2001)
"Performed by Richard Gere and The Sixth Senseʼs Haley Joel Osment, The Little Prince should enthrall a new generation of listeners while delighting old fans."
AudioFile (February/March 2001)