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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    
    
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        Roald Dahl
    
    


    
    
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        Eric Idle
    
    


    
    Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
    499 ratings
    Overall 4.4
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Eric Idle
  • Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 499
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 164

When Charlie Bucket finds himself the proud winner of a Golden Ticket in a chocolate bar, he knows he has the greatest treat in the world in store for him. Join Charlie on his fantastic world-famous adventures in Willy Wonka's miraculous chocolate factory, where he sees strawberry-juice water pistols, luminous lollipops, a chocolate river, and rainbow drops, and has the time of his life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Light Hearted fun...great narrator!

  • By Mary A. on 02-03-04

Great story - BRILLIANT READING!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-05

The story is beautiful, the writing is only fair, but could they have found anyone better than Eric Idle to read it? Answer: NO! He is the perfect reader of this material, and my family is enjoying it tremendously!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Don't Eat This Book

  • Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
  • By: Morgan Spurlock
  • Narrated by: Morgan Spurlock
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 157
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 30

Can man live on fast food alone? Morgan Spurlock tried to do just that. For 30 days, he ate nothing but three "squares" a day from McDonald's as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary won him resounding applause and a worldwide release that broke box-office records. Audiences were captivated by Spurlock's experiment, during which he gained 25 pounds, his blood pressure skyrocketed, and his libido all but disappeared.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A must-read!

  • By Jeff on 05-20-05

A must-read!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-20-05

If you liked the tongue-in-cheek style of the superblockbustermegahit "Super Size Me," you'll love this book, graciously read by the man himself. Conversely, if you like this book, you MUST watch the movie!

Unfortunately, most people who absorb these materials are the ones who are interested in this subject because they already know better than to eat the crap they try to force down our throats. Listen to and/or read this book, and spread the word to your fat friends!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Searching for the Sound

  • My Life with the Grateful Dead
  • By: Phil Lesh
  • Narrated by: Phil Lesh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 310
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 192
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 190

Phil Lesh first met Jerry Garcia in 1959 in the clubs of Palo Alto, California. At Garcia's suggestion, Lesh learned to play the electric bass and joined him in a new group that blended R&B, country, and rock 'n' roll with an experimental fervor never before heard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Searching for the Sound

  • By Brad Zerkel on 04-29-05

I enjoyed this book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-05

I have always been a Dead fan, but never a "Deadhead," so a lot of the information here was new to me. I was fascinated by Lesh's stories of the early days up through the "end" and beyond...

I would have liked to hear the full version of the book. I didn't realize it was an abridgement.

Great job, Phil! Keep searching, and stay healthy!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful