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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,839 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Fleming Narrator: David Tennant Publisher: Ian Fleming Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Series Release Date: April 2014 ISBN: 9781482972467
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 NC | 2/14/2014

    " Fun! I didn't remember that Chitty was a smart car. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/6/2014

    " I thought it was very odd that the same person who wrote this is the same person who wrote James Bond. But even though Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a kids book, there are a few similarities- chasing criminals and cars with lots of gadgets. But I don't think James Bond ever had a car as magnificent as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maryn | 1/18/2014

    " Cute book to read aloud with kids. I was surprised at how different it was from the movie. Still cute and whimsical though. Easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/17/2014

    " Top Shelf! Wish Ian had written other children's lit.Love the fooge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nora | 1/17/2014

    " MCL. The Potts were a small family. Their dad was an inventor. The car was cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/12/2014

    " Not at all like the movie and I liked it better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 1/3/2014

    " Short and sweet, and wittily written. Kind of silly, and the beginning is stronger than the end, but it's a very pleasant two or three hour read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 1/2/2014

    " A fun children's mystery, and altogether nothing like the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 1/1/2014

    " I read this as a kid and enjoyed it better than the movie. I never read any of his James Bond novels, though... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 12/31/2013

    " Read this out loud with Malachi. He really enjoyed it. The story was pretty different from the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate Adams | 12/14/2013

    " One of the rare cases where I prefer the movie adaptation to the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kat | 11/24/2013

    " Didn't like the book or the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 the Reeds | 11/4/2013

    " This is one of those books that have been made into movies but the two have very little in common. Both feature a car named Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and two kids. Other than that not much else made it from the book to the screen. A must read if only to see what the author had originally intended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 10/30/2013

    " SUCH a cute book!!! Read this aloud to your kids, then watch the movie. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 10/9/2013

    " I liked the adventure and the humor. I somewhat remember watching the movie when I was younger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katharine Hawkinson | 7/28/2013

    " This book is so funny! All the chapters are CLIFFHANGARS!!!!!!! Read this for a laugh, even if you're a grown up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LaDawn | 3/17/2013

    " So much better than the movie (not to mention different)! And the reader (Andrew Sachs) was great. This is probably better when listened to than when read! Young boys especially should love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ThomsonFamily | 9/24/2012

    " The audiobook is EXCELLENT! Narrator does a fabulous job - will keep even young children captured. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 8/25/2012

    " Would be fun to read aloud to children "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/28/2012

    " Read out loud to 8 and 5 year old children, and, for the last three chapters, 42 year old husband. Everybody loved it- it is so fun and sweet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elsie | 5/25/2012

    " Similar to Roald Dahl books but rather different than the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalia | 2/3/2012

    " Hey, I may not be a little kid, but this book is still enjoyable!! The only thing I have left to do is try out the recipe for "fooj" ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmie | 12/13/2011

    " Been a million years since I read this, but I loved this book as a kid. It had the best illustrations inside. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Wylie | 12/13/2011

    " Have used the fudge recipe! Excellent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elsie | 5/5/2011

    " Similar to Roald Dahl books but rather different than the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 4/16/2011

    " Ignore the fact there is a film, and this book is thoroughly enjoyable in it's own right..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 4/4/2011

    " Quite delightful. I'm rather sorry I missed reading it as a child, but better late than never. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 2/22/2011

    " I loved this story! It was a lot of fun. I was surprised to learn that Ian Fleming was the author. I definitely saw aspects of James Bond, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/15/2011

    " Very Roald Dahl-esque, informed and witty with smart adventurous characters. My copy is illustrated by John Burningham, fun and lovely "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doron | 1/7/2011

    " A great tale for kids, and for adults too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kel | 12/23/2010

    " Have read this many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 11/29/2010

    " Good read-aloud book...not too long, entertaining for all. Too bad this is his only book for kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/30/2010

    " I loved this short book! It was so different from the movie...I know, big surprise. :) It was a fun adventure book to read aloud with the kids. Oh, and very funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 9/28/2010

    " The movie is much better - which I rarely say - but it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 8/15/2010

    " Have used the fudge recipe! Excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 7/16/2010

    " Nothing like the movie, great read aloud for children. "

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About the Author
Author 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.

About the Narrator

David Tennant has won critical acclaim for his performance as Detective Alec Hardy in the hugely successful crime drama Broadchurch. He shot to global fame during his tenure as the Tenth Doctor in the Doctor Who series and has starred in a number of other award-winning films and television shows.