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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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    JJ 05/06/2016
    JJ 05/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "High"

    I loved it and when I say I loved it I don't just mean I loved

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  • Wian
    29/09/16
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    "Amaizingly Spectacularly Cool!!"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kevin
    27/05/16
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    "Perfect in every way"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jeremy
    USA
    25/03/16
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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
    10/12/14
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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
    19/07/16
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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
    10/06/16
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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
  • Amazon Customer
    18/02/17
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    "Delicious!"

    Brilliantly narrated and thoroughly enjoyed by my son and I. The imagination of RD never fails to amaze and delight.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    5/02/17
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    "I AM AMAZED!"

    I loved it I loved the weird ways the children left the group the narration was fantastic and the sound effects were out of this world the description was amazing and it was overall fantastic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maria Iemma
    23/12/16
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    "excellent audio edition!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to be better than the print version?

    This audio version brings the print version alive in such a way you cannot stop listening!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The aspect I liked the most about this story is the tremendous and witty criticism to modern society and parenting models that transpire from its comedy. Furthermore I was captured by Roal Dahl's creative writing style.


    What does Douglas Hodge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Douglas Hodge's ability to shift from one character to another while reading makes you enjoy this book as much as you would if you were sitting in a theater seeing a live performance. Douglas' soothing voice guides you through the story keeping just the right rhythm and pace you need to conjure up all the images Roal Dahl's unique prose offers.


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

    This is definitely a book I could listen to in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Caroline
    6/12/16
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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
    7/11/16
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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
    27/10/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mandy
    21/10/16
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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