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Publisher's Summary

Roald Dahl's wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world's number one storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (abridged): Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

James and the Giant Peach (abridged): a little magic can take you a long way.

Fantastic Mr. Fox (unabridged): nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!

The Enormous Crocodile (unabridged): this greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls.

The Magic Finger (unabridged): horrible neighbors learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!

©2016 Roald Dahl (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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  • Otter
  • 05-09-17

Abridged

Abridged version even though described as unabridged.
Returned abridged and unabridged version purchased. Buyer beware

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • James Chappell
  • 09-20-16

Great books but only one file?

Any additional comments?

So there's only one file/chapter. This means I'm having to guess when one story ends and another starts. Surely that's a massive failing here....

9 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Lee
  • 10-11-16

wish was played good

would be a great story if it would play right I was really looking forward to it but keeps missing words out

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • In car listener
  • 07-22-17

not as described - spoilt by poor description

What disappointed you about Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories?

Despite the description claiming the books to be unabridged, they're seriously cropped. Almost all the magic has been pulled away from the stories, there's no detail or whimsy left.

What did you like best about this story?

They reminded me that real books still have a valid place in society.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Dahl read with enthusiasm, but it was hard to differentiate between reading narrative and character voices at times.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The closest to a redeeming feature is that there were four books for the price of one. But that meant that they're only a quarter as good as a single book.

Any additional comments?

I'm going to return this book and get (what I hope really is) the unabridged single edition of Charlie and the chocolate factory.

I suppose smaller children - with limited attention spans or don't know the stories - will enjoy them, but my kids who are big Chocolate factory fans, were sorely disappointed.

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  • Roland Phillips
  • 01-15-17

Abridged

This is an abridged version so cannot be followed with the actual book. This is frustrating as it was not clear when I bought it.

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  • Julia
  • 11-25-18

Classic brilliance!

Loved these books so much as a child and as an adult now reading them to my children. Rhoald Dahl is fantastic reading these stories xx Thank you Rhoald Dahl for such wonderful tales xx

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-20-18

Great Fun

I loved it. I liked 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and 'James and the Giant Peach' the best, and also 'The Magic Finger'. Excellent stories. So imaginative, so inspired. Narrated by Dahl himself, and very well at that. Fab fun for every age.

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  • Obedient Consumer
  • 10-12-18

Old Mr Dahl writes so much better than he narrates

Roald Dahl's timeless classics are wonderful. His performance is a little rushed and stuffy by today's standards. It's a bit like having your favourite bedtime story read to you by an uncle that's in a terrible hurry! But I'm still glad I bought them.

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  • Miss CM LeydEN
  • 08-10-18

missing most of the story

love this book so much but very disappointed that it missed out most of the story

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  • David Wilkinson
  • 02-22-18

Fun stories <br />

Top class stories from Ronald Dahl, just as you remember them from your childhood, very engrossing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-10-18

fun

As with all of Dahl's books, these stories are great.
Well read, and great to hear Dahl himself!
However, we were disappointed that the stories were condensed... they are not nearly as good as 'the read thing'

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-18

Good

Like it it was good yolo good good good goody good good good good good goody bot lollie zig zag up down you

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  • Kerrie Marotta
  • 10-11-17

Coolest

Your books are so good they have the best of work from lucas in the morning

0 of 1 people found this review helpful