He's an intelligent man. He once was rich and now he is poor. His wife loved him once, but she doesn't love him now. And he's thirty or forty years old.' One look at an old hat, and Sherlock Holmes can tell you a lot about its owner. He sees - and thinks - a lot more than the people around him, and when a beautiful blue diamond disappears, Sherlock is the only man in London who can find it.
Probably the best children story for adults. A simple and moving story with a very deep meaning and full of metaphors. The older you grow, the deeper you can understand its meaning.
This is the intro, chapters 1 and 2. Here are the links for the rest of the book (a bit abridged), starting at chapter 2.
PART 1 - PART 2 - PART 3 - PART 4 - PART 5 - PART 6
You can read the whole book here (the translation is not exactly the same but the ideas sure are the same): The Little Prince.
This audiobook is a cute little novel by Paulo Coelho that has become one of the best-selling books in history. It is like a beautiful parable to understand a bit better the secret of life. Many people have been transformed by this story and most have really enjoyed reading it.
Here we have British actor Jeremy Iron reading the beginning of the story for us. If you like it and you want to read the rest of the story, you can find all the other chapters recorded on YouTube... or better still, go to the library and get the real novel to read yourself and, if you have the chance, why not in English?