September 26, 2013


Out today! Amidst the excitement of today's launch of the new 007 novel by William Boyd, another important Ian Fleming creation has been released. Actor David Tennant (Doctor Who, Spies of Warsaw) has narrated a new audio book edition of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Fleming's novel about a family with a sports car that has special abilities and gadgets. You can download the unabridged book from AudioGo and Amazon in the UK (Audible in the US), and a CD version of the book is available through Amazon (UK and US). David Tennant gave an absolutely charming 8-minute bonus interview with Lucy Fleming about the project last year, where he discussed Fleming's original book, the 1968 film adaptation, and his own fantasies regarding magical cars and special super powers! They also talk about the new novel, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, which doesn't seem to be available as an audio book yet. Continues below. (nice shirt, David!)

As many Spy Vibers will remember, David Tennant took part in a recent Ian Fleming audio book series as a reader for On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Volume one of the series was released as a CD box set last year (US and UK). The remaining stories have now been recorded and released and the Volume 2 box set will be available October 24th. Lucy Fleming herself reads 007 in New York! More info at the Ian Fleming website here. In the meantime, enjoy this fun Chitty Chitty Bang Bang interview with David Tennant below.

Get ready to meet MIKI ZERO, Japanese fashion model and spy! The creator of Spy Vibe has written a novel called Elevator Girl, inspired by his love of Ian Fleming and based on newly declassified intel from the Cold War. More info at Whiton's website here. Recent Spy Vibe posts: Peter AsherGerry Marsden tour,Elio Petri on Blu-ray, Sophia Loren, new Beatles BBC album, new Hercule Poirot novel, Beatles fall 2013 releasesA Hard Days Night cinematographer diesMagic Christian on Blu-ray, Early Beatles image archive, Julie NewmarErno GoldfingerHitchcock tribute, Ian Fleming memorial, Emma Peel Megaset returns

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Erno GoldfingerIan Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book coversIan Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address

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