Listening to The Little Prince

As a story for all ages, even children too young to read, an enormous variety of recorded versions of The Little Prince have been made; its scope for expressiveness and interpretation appeals to some of the greatest actors. Back in 1954, Gérard Philipe recorded a French adaptation (33″ LP, now available in CD), followed over the years by Jean-Louis Trintignant, Marcel Mouloudji (with Jean Carmet and Claude Piéplu), Jean-Claude Pascal, Pierre Arditi and, in the most recent version, Bernard Giraudeau. Richard Gere plays the lead in the English version and Ulrich Muehe in the German counterpart. An estimated 80 million audio and video products have been sold worldwide.