Charlie Bucket

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 543 ratings

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 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.

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  • Book 1

    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 283
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 284

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a truly wonderful book

    • By MR on 10-06-16

    Regular price: £18.00

    • Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Roald Dahl
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    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), James and the Giant Peach (abridged), Fantastic Mr. Fox (unabridged), The Enormous Crocodile (unabridged) and The Magic Finger (unabridged).

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Otter on 09-05-17

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 2

    • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92

    Penguin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, read by the actor Douglas Hodge, who plays Willy Wonka in the hit musical adaptation of the book. Charlie Bucket and his family are rushing around the Earth at 17,000 miles an hour in a great glass elevator.

    It belongs to the fantastic Mr Willy Wonka, and the adventure becomes even greater upon discovering they're not the only ones orbiting the Earth at that particular time....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • nice sequel

    • By Ho-Man Yau on 29-12-16

    Regular price: £18.00