Puffin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's classicaCharlie and the Chocolate Factory,aread by the actor Douglas Hodge. This audiobook features original music. Charlie Bucketadesperately wants to eat more than cabbage soup every day. But even more than that,ahe longs to see Wonka's ermous chocolate factory! NowaMr Willy Wonka,athe 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 Hodgeais a multi-award-winning English actor, with Olivier and Tony awards for his performance in La Cage aux Folles, and minations for his leading roles inaCyra de Bergerac,aGuys and DollsaandaInadmissible Evidence. In 2013 he played the role of Willy Wonka in Sam Mendes' musical ofaCharlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The son of Norwegian parents, Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated at Repton. He was a fighter pilot for the RAF during World War Two, and it was while writing about his experiences during this time that he started his career as an author. His fabulously popular children's books are read by children all over the world. He died in November 1990.