UK & USA: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Audiobooks Read By David Tennant
The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang audiobooks read by David Tennant are due to be released on CD by Blackstone Audiobooks in the UK and the USA over the next couple of months. The series includes the original story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming and the three authorised sequels by Frank Cottrell Boyce: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang And The Race Against Time and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over The Moon.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming
"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 is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world’s most loved magical car for her first adventure.
UK - preorder here (Released July 2014)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Meet the Tooting family. Mr Tooting has just lost his job, but he doesn’t let that get him down. Instead, he decides to take the opportunity to take the whole family travelling to places that they had always wanted to go to. There’s a bit of a hitch when his old company take back his company car and he’s left fixing up things in the house and creating havoc. Things take a turn for the unexpected when Mrs Tooting arrives home with a surprise; a battered up old camper van. When the family take a trip to a very special scrap yard to source a replacement engine, they soon discover their new automobile isn’t all it seems.
USA - preorder here (Released 1st May 2014)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang And The Race Against Time by Frank Cottrell Boyce
When the Tootings return to Zobrowski Terrace at the end of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, they find that “home” is looking a lot like Jurassic Park. But this is no theme park — a very real and very hungry Tyranosaurus Rex is charging them!
Thanks to Dad’s inadvertent yanking of Chitty’s “chronadjuster” lever, the spirited car has ushered them back to prehistoric times, where the family (and especially Baby Harry) make a narrow escape. But Chitty has a mind of her own, and the Tootings will get an unexpected tour of exciting times and places from Prohibition Era New York (where Chitty wants to compete in the famous Prix de Esmerelda’s Birthday Cake race) to the lost city of El Dorado and back again, with misadventures and surprise stowaways along the way.
USA - preorder here (Released 1st June 2014)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over The Moon by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody’s stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. But that’s not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry’s been kidnapped by whoever nicked their magical car.
There’s only one solution. The Tootings must find the Potts – the family that originally built Chitty.
Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world. But a fiendish criminal has different plans, ones that involve flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the moon and putting an explosive scheme into action. . .
USA - preorder here (released 1st July 2014)
Ian Fleming's niece Lucy said of David's work in the studio during the recording of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again :
"We are thrilled that David agreed to read the audio book. He is such a talented actor and his voice brings Frank Cottrell Boyce’s story to life. Chitty could not have been in safer hands with him behind the wheel."
Click here to hear Lucy interview David.