• Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
  • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (666 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Now that he's won the chocolate factory, what's next for Charlie?

Last seen flying through the sky in a giant elevator in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie Bucket's back for another adventure. When the giant elevator picks up speed, Charlie, Willy Wonka, and the gang are sent hurtling through space and time. Visiting the world’' first space hotel, battling the dreaded Vermicious Knids, and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride.

©1972 Roald Dahl (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Dahl's phenomenal popularity among children speaks for his breathless storytelling charms." (Publishers Weekly

“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)

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Storyline Is Terrible

The book narrator was amazing and was the main reason I bought the second Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book. I'm sad because the storyline was simply terrible. It didn't make sense and was all over the place. Very disappointed.

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I don’t remember the story being quite this stupid

It’s well performed, but the story just doesn’t have any of the magic or sweetness that the original Charlie and the chocolate factory had. After the first book you want to know about Charlie learning about the chocolate factory and instead he goes up into space and you spend the whole time getting to know his insanely dysfunctional Grandparents rather than having it be about him.

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So fun

Great performance. Fabulous way to introduce my kids to this story. Loved it. Would recommend.

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It was great

It was very good,and all the people telling you it is not don't listen to them I think you should read it on audible because it is easier to understand,Hope you like it

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You should read this book

Omg sooo good I read it all the time also their is a 3 book and such a big cliffhanger like in my mind I was like god give me the 3 book please!!!
Nothing I didn’t like all of it was soo good that I could not speak because I was soo entertained of the story!! 😱😱

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Different and strange

weird and choppy story line. some racial undertones with the minor characters. Not my favorite Dahl book.

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AWESOME narration!

The story is phenomenal and the way it is read (the voices, the accents etc.) kept my 5th grade students captivated and glued to the edge of their seats. This is by far THE BEST narration I've heard to date!

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Blah blah blah

This book was such a let down. I've loved so many Roald Dahl books, but this was just disappointing. Boring...

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FUNNIEST BOOK EVER

Some parts are not the same as the book,but still fun and quite addictive.

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loved it

I loved the part when the get stuck in space please get it bye