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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audiobook

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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Publisher's Summary

Chocolate bars the size of mattresses.... Chewing gum that tastes like a three course meal.... Whole rooms made of sweets.... Is there any treat you won't find in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory?

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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    J J 10/12/2014
    J J 10/12/2014
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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
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    Jaye Hardy 19/07/2016
    Jaye Hardy 19/07/2016 Member Since 2017
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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
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    MR poole, United Kingdom 10/06/2016
    MR poole, United Kingdom 10/06/2016 Member Since 2013
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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
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    Banta CT 05/08/2017
    Banta CT 05/08/2017 Member Since 2014
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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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    KHS Kumar 30/07/2017
    KHS Kumar 30/07/2017
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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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    Anna Guthrie 02/05/2017
    Anna Guthrie 02/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun performance of a great children's book."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes- it was a fun listen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the humour.


    What aspect of Douglas Hodge’s performance might you have changed?

    His diction was poor, although this was partly through character choices, and he snatched at words too much which made it hard to catch every word. He threw away words too much.


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    timmsi1 16/04/2017
    timmsi1 16/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Great reading amazing story"

    I loved Douglas hodge reading it he had great expression. I got this book 📚 because I couldn't get to sleep now I listen to it all the time. I would recommend this book to 12-. I love it. 😀😄😁😆

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    lizzie griffiths 15/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "about book"

    was a very good book well recommended to anyone young or old very good read

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    bernard 15/04/2017
    bernard 15/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow"

    🍫🍫🍫I love the golden tickets and Wonka's chocolate factory !
    If you have a sweet tooth you will like this book!🍫🍫🍫

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    paula williams 10/04/2017
    paula williams 10/04/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "still amazing.."

    great narration, great book..loved it. certainly brightened the bus ride to work up .. fantastic

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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!!

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  • 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.

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  • jeremy
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    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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