Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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"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 Times. Willy 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! From the Compact Disc edition.
Publisher: New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781101928592
Characteristics: 1 online resource (3 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Hodge, Douglas
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angynichole
Jan 24, 2019

I think the security plastic the library uses is to thick.

I’m a bus driver for Reynolds school and enjoy listening to children and juvenile stories while driving.
Well I have an old CD player in my bus and sometimes the CD’s don’t work. It’s a bummer. I think the security plastic the library uses is to thick.

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CASSIE ERIN MAUL
Sep 18, 2018

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' tells the story of an average boy who is luckier than he would ever imagine. The character of Charlie Bucket is a poor boy with a heart as golden as the ticket he finds. This book is the first that chronicles his adventures with Willy Wonka in the chocolate factory.

This work explores vices of children to take things too far, and the consequences of not controlling yourself. From Violet's constant gum chewing to Veruca's selfish, spoiled attitude, from Mike's obsession with television to Augustus' gluttony, this book takes heavy topics and tries to twist them into amusing lessons for those who read this book (though as an adult, the end results are horrifying to think about, but that's what makes it so funny).

I would recommend this book to those who love a good adventure, and to those 'average' people like Charlie Bucket who think that they aren't so special. Dahl proves in his well-crafted story that even they can be blessed with something extraordinary.

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