The great interplay between the story and the narration made this a truly entertaining and enjoyable listen. The story is solid, and well worth reading on its own - full of adventure, intrigue, creativity, and individuality - but when the narration of Tennant is added to the mix you get a 1+1=5 scenario. He really brings the already great story to life.
I occasionally have trouble keeping track of who is speaking when listening to audio books but Tennant's character voices are so distinct, and fantastic, that not only do they make it easy to follow the dialogue, they make it seem as if there is an entire cast performing the book. The only downside (and its a very small, potentially hilarious one) is occasionally I would get sidetracked trying to figure out how one person was making so many different voices (complete with trying to mimic them), I would have to "rewind" the audio to catch the bit of story I missed.
I love how real Hiccup and his friends are. This isn't the story of someone suddenly finding out they are exactly what the world thinks they should be, or of some mystical "fairy godmother" figure coming down and fixing everything. This series is about a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, and all of the wonderful lessons, challenges, and self appreciation that is gained through that process. A message we can all benefit from hearing more often.
These books are great for people of all ages!
This story was engaging right from the start. I loved the humanity of the storyline, and the contrast of The Doctor.
The Doctor is always the easy answer, but Katie and Petra were right up there. They were both very relate-able, and written in a way that rang true which I felt gave the rest of the story credibility.
The end. No spoilers, but it was great.
I laughed a few times, and definitely smiled a lot. I found the book very engaging, as part of that it did make me sad in parts as well. It had a good ending though!
I'm not sure why this book has gotten some lower reviews than other Doctor Who Audio books, of the ones I have listened to thus far I think it's my favorite!
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