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The Taylor Turbochaser

Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10

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Publisher's Summary

It’s the latest brilliant blockbuster from best-selling Baddiel! A nonstop thrill-ride adventure that will have listeners young and old racing to the finishing line.

The Taylor Turbochaser is a road-trip roller coaster...with a twist.

At its heart is the unforgettable Amy Taylor. Amy loves cars and dreams of being a driver. But there’s a major catch: her slow old wheelchair with its broken wheel. When Amy finally gets a new electric one, it’s exciting...at first.

But standard engines have only so much power. And that’s where Rahul comes in - Amy’s best friend and genius inventor. Soon Rahul turns a wheelchair into...a supercar!

And so the Taylor Turbochaser is born. But when it all goes suddenly wrong Amy is going to have to hit the road - and drive....

©2019 David Baddiel (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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  • Anne Fraser
  • 30-12-2019

Five stars.

One of the best audiobooks ever! Loved it! Great story and characters and very funny.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-12-2019

Amazing

Amazing book loves it and I'm only 9 years old the best book in the world

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  • AJ
  • 10-12-2019

What a Story

The be best thing about this book is that you don’t have to be a petrol head to understand it!

A GREAT BADDIEL BLOCKBUSTER!!

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  • Gladys
  • 04-12-2019

Best book ever

Enjoyed this more than any others so far, Daniel (Joanna's son) Fantastic book, love that the Author is part of the Narration team

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  • Simon
  • 04-12-2019

Turbo Tastic! 🏎🏎🏎🏎🏎

Amazing in short, a wonderful holism piece of literature, perfect in every way. My only complaints is that I wish it was longer in the best way possible!


Thank you David for making me happy!

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  • JS
  • 02-02-2020

Amazing one his best yet 😮


I would recommend this book to anyone its quite funny and I love the idea of the story I'm only nine years old . The story all about a girl called Amy who's in a wheelchair ♿ and she goes to Scotland to show her dad her weelchair that her friend made is excellent but it's not easy with a chase all the way I hope you liked this

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  • donna m collins
  • 01-02-2020

All fours!

It’s not a five but i listen to this book regularly I think it is a bit predictable I recommend it 7-12 as the sarcasm is very high it is full of sass it has some bits that make me always want to go back and listen too again and again but other bits I like to skip altogether

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  • Sarah/Dave H.
  • 26-01-2020

GREAT

It is an amazing audio. I loved it and still do. It is so capturing. I did not want to put it down.

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  • K. J. Noyes
  • 04-01-2020

Road trip / friendship madcap adventure for KS2

Amy has had to use a wheelchair since an accident took away the use of her legs. A petrolhead, she loves fast cars and her best friend, inventor Rahul 'souping up' her new electric wheelchair should be a dream come true. But her Dad won't like it... so Amy decides to travel to convince him to allow her to keep the Taylor Turbochaser... the problem is, he lives hundreds of miles away...

The story takes Amy and a small coterie of friends on a road trip around the country, avoiding parents and police, as they use their skills and wits to navigate and overcome a succession of minor difficulties on their way to Amy's father.

We listened to this in the car as an Audible audiobook. Baddiel narrates with actors taking on the roles of the cast. We did enjoy listening, but some of the audio quality was poor, some voices were hard to hear and quiet while the narrator remained loud and clear. It was just about possible to hear it all, but the volume was not consistent. I would still recommend the format for the story, (some good voices that broughts the young characters to life, some silly/stereotyped accents for the adults) but it needs adjusting.

Baddiel always brings his target market stories with humour and likeable characters, here a girl in a wheelchair is given life and made into someone you'd want to be friends with. He also gives us a warm family aspect that may bring a lump to the throat of adults reading/listening.

For ages 7-12.

With thanks to Nudge Books for providing a sample Audible copy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-2020

9 year old daughter review...

Quote from my 9 year old..."It was just all great basically!!" Happy days :)