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Tara Fowler
January 22, 2013 AT 08:00 PM EST

Ah, Le Petit Prince, the literature of choice for high school students studying French everywhere. A rite of passage, if you will. Well, fear not freshmen! No longer will you have to struggle through Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s masterpiece in the original language. You don’t even have to read it in English. Instead, allow your ears to be dazzled by Viggo Mortensen, a.k.a. the Lord of the Rings trilogy’s very own Aragorn, as he rumbles his way through the beloved fable as part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s 70th anniversary edition. Check out an exclusive clip from the audio book below:

The 70th anniversary edition of The Little Prince, which includes a hardcover copy of the book and the complete text on both CD and exclusive downloadable audio read, will be released on March 5.

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