Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car

By Ian Fleming
Read by David Tennant

The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Series: Book 1

2.37 Hours 04/01/2014 unabridged
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“Crackpot” is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised—except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name, and she tells them what it is! Then they find out that she can fly … and swim. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks—and she’s taking the Potts with her. Jump into the world’s most loved magical car for her first adventure. Includes an interview with David Tennant

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Summary

Summary

“Crackpot” is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised—except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name, and she tells them what it is! Then they find out that she can fly … and swim.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks—and she’s taking the Potts with her. Jump into the world’s most loved magical car for her first adventure.

Includes an interview with David Tennant

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The car is magical. So is the book.” Vogue
“From the same stable as Thunderball, et al.: same excitement, same wonderful imagination. The car really lives.” Scotsman (Edinburgh)
“Fleming’s rollicking story of the Potts family and their magical car is a great family read-aloud, with plenty of action.” Library Journal
“Delightful! Sounding confiding, cheeky, and very British indeed, actor David Tennant relates Fleming’s 1964 story of a magical car…Tennant narrates with relish, especially when he gets to sound her GA-GOOOO-GA klaxon. It’s the perfect way to introduce a new audience to this charming British classic.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Manda 9/13/2017
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Such a cute story!

Such a cute story! I wasn’t sure what to expect… Ian Fleming? Really? But it is very British and very charming and much different from the movie version with Dick Van Dyke. David Tennant’s narration is fabulous, and the short interview at the end of the story is a nice bonus.
by Stormi 9/13/2017
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David Tennant was great as the narrator!

I went into this book thinking it was going to be sort of like the movie but boy was I surprised to find out that the movie though it has a little bit of the book in it is very far from the movie.

Mr. Potts is not widowed but married with his two children. Chitty was a motor car who won races and it was after Mr. Potts invented the toot sweet candy that he made money and was able to buy a car and bought Chitty. One day they decided to all go to Dover beach and on the way they got stuck in traffic and this is when Chitty shows them she is not an ordinary car as she fly’s into the air and takes them to the beach.

Unlike the movie version Chitty takes the Potts on an adventure after criminals. They travel to France and find a cave with ammunition in there that belongs to some bad men and Chitty wants to take them down. Joe the Monster and his cronies don’t know who they are messing with when they run into Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

Over all it was a really cute children story and I recommend it for everyone!


I have loved David Tennant ever since I seen him play the Doctor on Doctor Who.(He was my favorite!) He had such an expressive voice even when playing the Doctor, so I knew he would convey that into his narration and it really makes the book come alive. I love the way he does the voices of each character and puts so much emotion into them to really make it enjoyable. I think both adults and children will love the way he narrates.

I really hope he continues to do more novels from children’s to adults as he has a great voice for narration. I noticed that he does some Doctor Who books and I really want to get my hands on some of those just to hear him narrate.
by Holly 9/13/2017
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From the creator of James Bond...

Who would have thought the creator of the legendary MI6 agent 007 could write a fun, zany, utterly delightful children's book? But the very best thing about this book is David Tennant's narration. His voices, enthusiasm ... everything about his narration just takes this book to the next level. The audiobook is definitely the way to go with this story.

Author

Author Bio: Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming was born in London in 1908. He was educated at Eton and worked as a journalist in Moscow and a banker and stockbroker in London before becoming personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. He wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, at Goldeneye, his home in Jamaica, in 1952. Since then James Bond has gone on to become a global phenomenon.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 2.37
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English