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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Written by: Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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

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?

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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awesome

It was mesmerising , wonderful and a good Novell ... I really loved the narration....

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My first audiobook

Just loved it. went the Marathon way. This has ignited my story reading urge. I look forward for more.

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Super imagination

The ending was very good. My 7 year old liked this book so much that she has been listening to it over and over again for the past 1 month.

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  • MR
  • poole, United Kingdom
  • 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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  • Jaye what if
  • 19-07-16

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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  • J J
  • 10-12-14

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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  • Breathe
  • South West England
  • 05-08-17

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
  • 30-07-17

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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  • Mr. R. J. Ely-harris
  • 21-09-16

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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  • Casey
  • 21-07-16

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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  • adam dowling
  • 13-07-16

cool

i loved it missing out some bits of the film
good nerated
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  • Nigel
  • 04-07-16

Lovely

I liked this audible book because it is humorous and I would recommend
this audible book

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  • Manbarkuk
  • 27-05-16

a classic story read well

A wonderful story read well. classic to be enjoyed by the whole family. definitely recommend.

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  • Daniel Peacock
  • 23-06-18

The quietest road trip ever with Charlie and chocolate factory playing

This was the first audiobook that my 3 children have listened to. Never before in a car trip have I had so many hours of quiet. Highly recommend. My children are 4,6,8 and they all enjoyed and asked for another one straight away.

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  • Susan
  • 31-03-18

Perfect for a family road trip

A Great expressive performance of the kids classic.
Both kids and parents enjoyed it very much.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-19

amazing book <br />

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  • Sherry Nguyen
  • 09-06-19

Just as good as I remember!

Getting intouch with my inner child for my actual child. We listened to this on our car rides, Douglas Hodge was such a pleasure to listen to.

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  • kevinplee@hotmail.com
  • 21-04-19

An extraordinary story

Roald Dahl made my childhood and it is a great pleasure visiting his books again with my children. This is one of the best though much shorter than I recalled.

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  • Meloney Hoffmann
  • 20-03-19

children were enthralled

my 2 children aged 5 and 6 loved listening to the story during our car trip. they are still talking about the golden ticket!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-03-19

loved it!

super funny and we enjoyed the music! Great story for a 8 year old to listen too

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  • Anna
  • 23-05-17

Love the characters

The songs are definitely good. The characters are silly and dotty. That's enough for now.

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  • JJ
  • 05-06-16

High

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

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