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

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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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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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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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Without direction or maybe pointless? I’m confused.

Why was this book a continuation of the Willy wonka story? It really had very little to do with the previous story. It does not move the characters forward. Moreover it has very little purpose at all. The whole book can be over looked and you won’t miss much that matters. It was amusing in a surreal acid trip kind of arc but no pay off makes you feel pointless and used. Originally it sounded entertaining but in the end I would have skipped this story.

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Great voice acting!

Douglas Hodge does an outstanding job narrating the story and jumping between characters at the breakneck pace witch they pass off witnessisms and barbs.

Having only recently learned that there was a sequel to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, I was amazed at how this story manages to double down on the nonsensical logic of the first book.

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Amazing!!!

This book was simply amazing. I listened to this book with my whole family. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and could hardly put it down. My kids and I were laughing so much. What a great read, family friendly, and safe for the whole family.

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Love it!!!!!<3

I think Roald Dahl did amazing at this book it was soooooooo good. Amazing, sectaculer!!!!! And i also think....... if thay havent made Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Fctory this book woud not be a movie. I am disapoited.... but i love the story.