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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Audiobook is a children’s audiobook by British author Roald Dahl. It is the sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audiobook, continuing the story of young Charlie Bucket and eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka as they travel in the Great Glass Elevator.
This story was first published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. in 1972, and in the United Kingdom by George Allen & Unwin in 1973.
Unlike its predecessor, this Audiobook has never been adapted to film. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Audiobook (1971) disappointed Dahl to the point that he refused to have a film version produced. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have announced that they have no intention of producing a sequel to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Audiobook (2005), although elements from Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator are seen at the end of the film.
Dahl had intended to write a third book in the series but never finished it.
When we last saw Charlie, at the end of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he was sailing through the sky with his family in Willy Wonka’s Great Glass Elevator. At the beginning of this sequel, the flying Elevator accidentally hurtles into outer space, where a Commuter Capsule is shuttling its passengers to the Space Hotel U.S.A.
The Capsule’s astronauts mistake the Elevator’s passengers for aliens. But there are real aliens inside the Space Hotel – slimy Vermicious Knids. Mr. Wonka, Charlie, and his family escape just in time, but some of the Capsule’s passengers not so lucky – several of them are killed. For a while, it looks like the aliens will get them all. But Mr. Wonka uses the Great Glass Elevator to get everyone safely back to earth, where the President, a bit of a buffoon, invites them to the White House.
Not only is Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator a wonderful, fun, quirky book – Douglass Hodge is the best narrator I think I have ever heard. His energy, the different character’s voices, and his fantastically enthusiastic delivery set him a notch above other readers, even the very great ones.
We own both Charlie Audiobooks, and my girls (and I) have listened to both of them several times. I would recommend them to anyone, and doubly so to fans of Charlie or of Roald Dahl.
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By: Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
EZ Audiobook For Soul presents Roald Dahl’s Audiobook, read by the actor Douglas Hodge, who plays Willy Wonka in the hit musical adaptation of the book. Charlie Bucket and his family are rushing around the Earth at 17,000 miles an hour in a great glass elevator.
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