Charlie and the chocolate factory

Roald Dahl

Sound recording - 2013

Charlie Bucket has a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. No ladies in hairnets here! This factory is the ultimate candy land with singing Oompa-Loompas and a chocolate river. But along the way, the other ticket-holders meet bizarre fates. Will Charlie make it to the secret prize waiting at the tour's end?

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New York : Penguin Group USA p2013.
Holland, Ohio : Repackaged by Midwest Tape p2013.
Physical Description
3 audio discs (approximately 3 hours, 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Production Credits
Executive producer, Patti Pirooz ; music by Rusty Bradshaw.
Main Author
Roald Dahl (-)
Other Authors
Douglas Hodge (-)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–6—Who doesn't know Dahl's story of poverty-stricken little Charlie Bucket who finds one of Willie Wonka's golden tickets and, along with four other children, gets a tour of his amazing chocolate factory? Each of the other children demonstrates a common childhood failing, to extreme—gluttony, greediness, excessive gum-chewing, and TV addiction. As, one by one, they fall prey to the factory's enticements, soon only Charlie is left and he gets the ultimate prize. What's not to love in a story that circles around niceness and chocolate? Listeners will find themselves once again rooting for Charlie as Douglas Hodge performs the book with vim, vigor, tons of expression, and the occasional sound effect. This is a joyous leap into a childhood classic that both children and adults will enjoy.—Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary, Federal Way, WA [Page 53]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Each of five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his own way.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York TimesWilly Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!