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Book Title: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator|
The author of the book: Roald Dahl
Edition: Harper Children's Audio
Date of issue: July 6th 2004
ISBN 13: 9780060597849
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 28.72 MB
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Reader ratings: 7.5
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I really think Wonka needs to stick with his Chocolate Factory...
Maybe it's just me...but this one just didn't have the same spark as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. “Hooray!" said the Chief of the Army. "Let's blow everyone up! Bang-bang! Bang-bang!” We last left Charlie and his family soaring up into the sky in the great glass elevator. They're about to start their next big adventure, with their feet firmly planted in the sky.
Physics aside, the Bucket Family and Willy Wonka putter around rather amusingly until they spot a space station hotel. My Great Glass Elevator is ready for anything! In we go! Into the breach, dear friends, into the breach! The moment they set foot into the station, all heck breaks loose. I didn't know where to look. Between Charlie, Mr. Wonka, his parents and all four of his grandparents, there was surely enough misadventures to keep even the most restless of children entertained. A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men,” Mr. Wonka said. Overall, this was an interesting one. I certainly couldn't have predicted where this was going but was pleasantly surprised by the ending.
That being said, I was really disappointed that this one was so paled so much in comparison with the first novel. There was no naughty kids getting their just deserts, there weren't any creepily cheerful Oompa-Loompa songs and (most importantly) hardly any chocolate factory.
I don't think I'll be going for a reread any time soon.
Really enjoyed all of the inflections and tones. Certainly made this one fun to listen to! Douglas Hodge certainly knew what he was doing when he read this one!
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Read information about the authorRoald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.
Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake. The story, about his wartime adventures, was bought by the Saturday Evening Post for $900, and propelled him into a career as a writer. Its title was inspired by a highly inaccurate and sensationalized article about the crash that blinded him, which claimed he had been shot down instead of simply having to land because of low fuel.
His first children's book was The Gremlins, about mischievous little creatures that were part of RAF folklore. The book was commissioned by Walt Disney for a film that was never made, and published in 1943. Dahl went on to create some of the best-loved children's stories of the 20th century, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and James and the Giant Peach.
He also had a successful parallel career as the writer of macabre adult short stories, usually with a dark sense of humour and a surprise ending. Many were originally written for American magazines such as Ladies Home Journal, Harper's, Playboy and The New Yorker, then subsequently collected by Dahl into anthologies, gaining world-wide acclaim. Dahl wrote more than 60 short stories and they have appeared in numerous collections, some only being published in book form after his death. His stories also brought him three Edgar Awards: in 1954, for the collection Someone Like You; in 1959, for the story "The Landlady"; and in 1980, for the episode of Tales of the Unexpected based on "Skin".
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