Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a children’s audiobook by Roald Dahl. It follows the story of Charlie Bucket as he wins a Golden Ticket to visit chocolate manufacturer Willy Wonka’s factory. Along with four other contest winners, Charlie tours the eccentric Wonka factory, where they are each given extraordinary tasks to complete.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who are interested in adventure and chocolate.
- The story is well written and engaging
- It’s a classic that children will enjoy for many years to come
- The audiobook narration is top notch
- The author’s British accent may be difficult for some children to understand.
- The book is rather long, and may not hold the attention of young listeners.
- Some of the humor in the story may go over kids’ heads.
Learn more about the author
Roald Dahl was born in Wales on September 13, 1916. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and began writing for adults soon after the war’s end. Many of his stories were originally published in magazines such as The New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar before being compiled into books like James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Dahl died in 1990 at age 73.
“The reader is terrific! The different voices are perfectly done and help make the story even more enjoyable. Dahl’s classic tale comes to life through this talented performer.”
“It’s one of those books that is so imaginative, you can’t help but love it. Even adults will enjoy this story.”
“This is a classic Dahl story, beautifully read by him. All the characters are well portrayed and it’s great fun to listen to. Definitely one for all Dahl fans!”
“I really loved this book! I read it a couple years ago and just listened to the audio book. It’s exciting, funny, and sweet all at the same time. The reader does a great job of bringing all the characters to life.”