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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audiobook

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents a brand-new recording of Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, read by the actor Douglas Hodge, who plays Willy Wonka in the hit musical adaptation of the book.

Charlie Bucket desperately wants to eat more than cabbage soup every day. But even more than that, he longs to see Wonka's enormous chocolate factory! Now Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, has hidden golden tickets inside his delicious creamy chocolate bars. Only five winners can go through those great iron gates; will one of them be Charlie?

Douglas Hodge is a multi-award-winning English actor, with Olivier and Tony awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles, and nominations for his leading roles in Cyrano de Bergerac, Guys and Dolls, and Inadmissible Evidence. In 2013 he is playing the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes' musical of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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    Wian 09-29-16
    Wian 09-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amaizingly Spectacularly Cool!!"

    I ❤️ this book and i Keep in reading it its a HELL YES FROM ME!!

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    Kevin 05-27-16
    Kevin 05-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect in every way"

    Brilliant narration makes one of the most magical stories ever told, just so much more special.

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    jeremy 03-25-16
    jeremy 03-25-16
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    "Great family book."

    This was great for our long holiday car trip. No matter how many times the kids watch or read or listen Charlie and the chocolate factory is always a great story. Keep them quiet for a few 3 hours, adults as well!

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  • J J
    London, United Kingdom
    12/10/14
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    "Charlie is a classic treat for kids"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to be better than the print version?

    I would consider it to be just as good, and a joy to listen to.


    What other book might you compare Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to, and why?

    Danny and the Champion of the World, another classic children story from R. Dahl


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I enjoyed the scene when Charlie finally got the last Chocolate bar containing the winning ticket.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Charlie and family realised there days of being poor was about to change forever.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is joy to listen to, a great childrens classsic :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jaye Hardy
    7/19/16
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    "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

    This is one of his first books
    The storyline is lovely, forget about the film, just sit back relax and close your eyes and let the narrator take you to another place
    your imagination will do the rest.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    poole, United Kingdom
    6/10/16
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    "a truly wonderful book"

    I love Road Dahl's books and this is one his best. slightly different to both the film's. I'm always fascinated by the interpretations of Willy wonkas mannerisms as it feels every one seems to have a different idea of how he is.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    12/6/16
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    "Charlie And The Chocolate Factory"

    Very very good for young children to listen to. I would prefer if both Charlie and the chocolate factory and the glass elevator was in the same book

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  • Ho-Man Yau
    11/7/16
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    "excellent as always"

    Charlie and the chocolate factory has and always been one of my favorite childhood stories. It's always better if it were read to you instead of you reading it yourself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Glasgow, London & Hannover
    10/27/16
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    "An excellently performed classic."

    We listened to this on a long journey and my two boys (4 & 6) loved it. It's a great story and it's performed really well.

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  • Mandy
    10/21/16
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    "year 3 class read"

    oh my goodness! what a fantastic story this has been! the whole class has really enjoyed it!

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  • KittyB
    Leeds
    10/3/16
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    "Roald Dahl Magic!"
    If you could sum up Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in three words, what would they be?

    Marvelous, fun and magical. Dahl has such an imagination and way of telling stories. I found the narration excellent too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I adore Charlie Bucket the main character. Charlie is a boy who doesn't have very much money. He is humble and would love nothing more than to go inside the mysterious chocolate factory in his home town.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The glass elevator! Although I won't say what about the glass elevator so as not to spoil it.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and in fact I actually did! I spent a very happy afternoon knitting away and listening to this.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a lot of fun for children and adults alike. If you have not discovered the magic of Roald Dahl yet however old you are I suggest you try this!

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  • René Signoret
    México
    9/30/16
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    "the best audiobook ever"

    the music, the actor, the story. everything is perfect. this is my favourite audio book so far

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. R. J. Ely-harris
    9/21/16
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    "A Wonderful Childhood Memory"

    Hearing this story again returned me to the happy childhood memories when I read the book on many occasions. Reading it again was inspired by being taken to see the stage musical in London for a Birthday treat. It remains a timeless classic and not only for children.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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