Charlie and the Chocolate Factory : Charlie Bucket

  • by Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by Douglas Hodge
  • Series: Charlie Bucket
  • 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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.
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- MR

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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- J J

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd