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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Audiobook
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Written by: 
Ian Fleming
Narrated by: 
David Tennant
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Audiobook

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Publisher's 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 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 is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world s most loved magical car, for her first adventure ever!

© Ian Fleming Publications Ltd 1964, 1965, (P) Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, 2013. © AudioGO Ltd, 2013 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a registered trademark of Danjaq LLC and United Artists Corporation, used under licence by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. All rights reserved.

©1964 Ian Fleming (P)2013 AudioGO Ltd

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    MissSusie66 05-30-14
    MissSusie66 05-30-14 Member Since 2010

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    "Not even close to the musical movie"

    Well I have discovered that my favorite movie from childhood is only Very Loosely based on Ian Fleming's book of the same name.

    The only thing familiar from the movie I love so much was the car and the kids' names, everything else is different, no grandpa, no Truly, no child catcher or Baron. It was very odd to have it be familiar yet not at the same time.

    I’m still trying to get over how different this was than what I was expecting; it is more similar to the Bond stories than the musical movie is. There are crooks and their hideout and trying to get away. This was a fun book but just know it is nothing like the movie of your childhood.

    David Tennant's narration was fabulous though, great accents and voices and characters! Tennant’s narration made this book even better.

    4 Stars

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 11-11-14
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    "Rollicking Good Fun!"
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    When I heard the audio sample of this book with David Tenant's voice, I knew he would do a perfect narration of a lovely story and I was right. The story itself is a delight, but what he does with the various voices make this recording top-notch. It is unlike the movie as many have noted, and not typical Ian Fleming, but taken on its own merit it is a great adventure story with sly British humor woven throughout. A real treat for family listening.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Harrisonburg, VA, United States 01-08-14
    Mary Harrisonburg, VA, United States 01-08-14 Member Since 2007
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    "David Tennant and Ian Fleming--a great combination"
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    This review is of the audio version read by David Tennant. Unfortunately, many reviews are NOT of the audio version on this site. The book is a lot of fun and well worth two hours of your time. David Tennant is clearly a fan of Fleming, judging from the interview at the end (a wonderful bonus for Tennant fans).

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie R McCrery 05-31-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfect for road trips with (or without!) young kids!"

    This story was wonderful and charming, and had my 8,6 and 5 year olds gripped! They kept asking us if we could please turn it back on every time we got back into the car, and my husband and I were happy to oblige. tenant's performance is just wonderful. We are huge fans of his thanks to dr who and broadchurch — but his performance here was a real treat! I appreciated too that the mother in this story was just as adventurous as the father and two kids. She's voice her concerns, but she was just as game as the rest of them to see what this car could do! I enjoyed the overall message: always choose adventure or else you'll find you've lead a very dull life! Exactly!! My husband and I are considering another roadtrip soon just so we can enjoy the second book in the same epic fashion.

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    Felicity 09-08-15
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    "Magical Car Adventure"

    This is a great little bedtime story of cars, adventure and magic. I enjoyed the narration and story thoroughly.

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    Jason FREDERICKSBURG, VA, United States 12-09-13
    Jason FREDERICKSBURG, VA, United States 12-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Love David Tenet and Ian Fleming but this is just"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No


    If you’ve listened to books by Ian Fleming before, how does this one compare?

    Ian Fleming other books are great this one falls short


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    Love David Tennat voice, I hope he does more audio work


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    "Loved by my son"

    My son (5) has been listening to this whilst in the bath recently and you can see the joy in his eyes as he listens.

    He thinks Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the best name for a car and is mesmerised by the idea that the car can be real with its own personality and be as much a part of the family as the people themselves.

    The story is excellently read by David Tennant, although I'm not sure why he is reading with an English accent and not his native Scottish one. Sometimes older books can date/age and be less accessible to children today. This book has aged well; the language isn't too difficult or wordy and the overall ideas still resonate.

    We would recommend it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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