Audiobook review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

April 11, 2014 Audiobook Reviews 1

Audiobook review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I received this book for free from Audiobook Jukebox in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Flemming
Length: 2 hours and 22 minutes
Genres: Children's Book
Published by Children, Random House Format: Audiobook
Source: Audiobook Jukebox

Narrator: David Tennant
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"Crackpot" is what everybody calls the Pott familt. 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 is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world's most loved magical car for her first adventure.

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!

The Narrator

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.



One Response to “Audiobook review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

  1. Jeff

    Nice review. I think we (Susan and I) will both listen to this one, as Ian Fleming, the author, is best known for his James Bond novels; that and we like David Tennant. We also saw the movie at the theatre when we were both kids and knew the book had to be very different. Now, if I can only get the stupid song out of my head …

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