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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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Abridged

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

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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....

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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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

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Fun stories <br />

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

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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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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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Sugar pant and bizzwopper

My pants fell down because of Donald Hyundai is the day that you can make a new phone and do a good thing and then go back and then go get it done so you don’t know how much I love it I just want you guys and you guys have to get the money and then I will be back at my car yt I have a car and then go get my truck I just found it I have to go to your car broom and I can get my car obroom was it in my truck

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Told dhal stories

Good and favourite books so far lots of
rhyming which i love

I was good at listing to it

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Enron

very good and 5 in one read by Roald Dahl him self GET IT NOW!

2 of 6 people found this review helpful