Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
Series: Charlie Bucket, Book 2
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (460 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's 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

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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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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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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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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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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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Great book for kids

This is the follow up book to Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Great book for kids. Awesome story. Exceptional narrator!

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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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Why I love the book, “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.”

Charlie and Mr. Wonka are very amazing characters. They are both very extraordinarily characters.They both have to face the Vermicious Knids, who are evil aliens that are very strong, but squishy, and live on the planet Vermes. They all survived them. Two ways to get the three old grandparents out of bed. Mr. Wonka put Wonka-Vite on them. Everyone was also allowed to visit the White House to see President Gilligrass. It would always end with a happy ending.

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Well Done

It was very short,but the author put so much effort into it felt so longer than it was!! I'm conclusion I really liked it!!

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Awesome story!

Great story for kids and grownups. I would totally recommend it for anyone. Very awesome.