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E.H.

Super Hero PhD

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  • How to Speak Dragonese

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Cressida Cowell
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (177)
    Performance
    (138)
    Story
    (137)

    Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was a Viking hero - dashing, brave, and ever so hairy. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere.... Toothless has been captured, the nanodragon is about to be gobbled, and Sharkworms are on the loose. Once again we are relying on Hiccup to be a hero.

    Avocat says: "David Tennant's narration makes this worth the $$!"
    "Fun for the whole family"
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    What made the experience of listening to How to Speak Dragonese the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    These books are great for people of all ages!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Simon Messingham
    • Narrated By David Tennant
    Overall
    (249)
    Performance
    (145)
    Story
    (143)

    When the Doctor arrives on Earth in the far future, he is horrified to find the planet beset by famine and starvation. England is a barren wasteland, and scientists are desperately seeding the ground to make the crops grow again. But now it seems that something even worse is happening. Karl Baring, the owner of research facility The Grange, has been snatched away in the middle of the night.

    Sophie says: "david tennant is an ace narrator"
    "One of my favorite Doctor Who Audio Books"
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    What did you love best about Doctor Who?

    This story was engaging right from the start. I loved the humanity of the storyline, and the contrast of The Doctor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end. No spoilers, but it was great.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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