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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
Series: Charlie Bucket, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
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Brought to you by Penguin.

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, read by Douglas Hodge.

Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Gold Ticket from Mr Willy Wonka! I shake you warmly by the hand! Tremendous things are in store for you!

One miraculous moment changes Charlie Bucket's life forever.

A boy who only gets to eat cabbage soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner finds a Golden Ticket that will take him into Willy Wonka's magical chocolate factory.

Joining him on the tour are four horrible blighters:

Augustus Gloop - a great big greedy nincompoop, Veruca Salt - a spoiled brat, Violet Beauregarde - a repulsive little gum-chewer and Mike Teavee - a TV addict.

With a chocolate river, crafty squirrels and mysterious Oompa Loompas, Mr Wonka's chocolate factory is the strangest, most magnificent place Charlie has ever seen.

What other surprises are in store for the lucky ticket winners?

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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  • 10-06-16

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.

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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.

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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 :)

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Amazing

The book was very calming and helped me get to sleep .I recommend this audio book

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Best book in the world

Best children's book I have ever listened to. Nice short chapters easy to listen to and it makes your mouth water at the thought of such wonderful food. The performance of the voices is amazing I love the songs from the ompaloompas and the marvels of the words that Roald Dahl uses. A truly amazing book

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another Roald Dahl classic with exquisite taste

a superb read and more importantly a excellent narration. the beauty of Roald Dahl never ceases to amaze me.

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Great book

We bought the book for our 5 year old to listen while driving for a holiday. We both enjoyed the book as much as our 5 year old. Amazing story by Roald Dahl.

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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.

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Fantastic

What did you like best about this story?

The narration really added the fun to the story. Thank you Douglas!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Where Grandpa Joe tells Charlie the stories about the chocolate factory.

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

Yes 100%.

Any additional comments?

The perfect narrator to a classic tale.

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  • Ouyang
  • 10-04-19

Amazing narration

I impressed by its extraordinary voice and emotions. The narrator describes each person in different voice, just likely to unfold the story before my eyes!

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  • Miguel Julio Rodo
  • 10-07-20

Childhood favourite narrated marvellously

The story was as interesting to as an adult as it was to read as a child. The narrator dod a fantastic job, being able to do male and female voices superbly.

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  • 04-03-19

enjoyable!

Its story is so funny and fabulous! Though you might know the story cause the movie was hit, it's more funny in reading a book. (If my grammar is wrong, feel sorry for you. English is my second language:D )

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  • ButterflyCJT
  • 07-02-19

Loved this audiobook!

This is one of my favorite stories of all time and I truly enjoyed listening to it. Can’t wait to buy the other book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-18

i love his voice. background music is wonderful

It was interesting because the voice of the reader changed so many times:) The difficulty was not too high, so I could understand it even though I was a non-English speaker.

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  • bastiaan
  • 11-10-18

Great Book!

I listened to it and it's so good, the story is great and the characters are really funny. I couldn't recommend it enough!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-18

Good reason to read on!

My daughter was engaged in Matilda's story in which it has so many peculiar plots! The characters are so vivid especially the red-neck giant Miss Trunchbull! Thanks to the precocious Matilda's formidable reading list, it gave my kid good motivation to keep reading, keep searching! For us, Matilda is definitely one of the great reading materials in 2018.

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  • Pearl Margareta
  • 30-07-18

A story for any age!

😄Fantastic narrator who makes the characters easy to "see" with your ears💞1000 thanks! A favourite for old Grandmother as well as her grandchildren🤗

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-18

Surprisingly Amazed

Life-like writing and brilliant imagination along with wonderful performances gives me enough reason to rate five stars for all sections.

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  • Kwon
  • 14-01-18

yeeepe

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