Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Magical Car
Narrated by: David Tennant
Series: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)

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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 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 theworld's most loved magical car for her first adventure.

Includes an interview with David Tennant.

©1964, 1965 Ian Fleming Publications Ltd (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A classic!

If you could sum up Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in three words, what would they be?

Classic clean fun

What did you like best about this story?

First, I love anything read by David Tennant. Second, it's just such a classic story. My six-year-old loved listening to this book. She's a tomboy and loves anything about cars. But having it read by David Tennant makes it even better.

What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

He's a phenomenal reader. His accent is to die for. I could listen to him for hours. He's at his best in the "How to Train Your Dragon" series. I'd listen to the entire series again just b/c of him.

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Fun and entertaining

Not a huge story line to this book but it is fun and as always David Tennant delivers a terrific performance.

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What a wonderful ride!

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This was a wonderful story and well narrated. My 6-year old thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story during our morning commute - he was riveted and I enjoyed it to. So many funny and surprising moments.

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This might be the best audiobook ever read.

David Tennant is ridiculously amazing. He makes an already magical story come to life. I loved every minute of it.

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Wonderful!<br />

I loved David Tennant's reading of this. Also, I had no idea Ian Flemming was the author of the James Bond series.

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absolutely magical!

I've seen the movie multiple times, this is very unlike it, but the story is still FANTASTIC! David Tennant gives a magnificent performance. I'll listen again!

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a smashing read for kids of all ages

never a dull moment when the car takes the family on an adventure. instead of the family taking the car on an adventure

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Soooo different

I had absolutely no idea that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang wasn't a Disney creation. When I found out it was written by Ian Flemming, I had to get it! The creator of James Bond wrote the story that led to one of my favorite childhood movies! To top it off, this is narrated by David Tennant! The movie is clearly a very loose adaptation of the book. This definitely had an Ian Flemming feel to it with bad guys, car chases, and explosions. The movie was definitely better, but I still enjoyed the book.