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How to Train Your Dragon Audiobook

How to Train Your Dragon

Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain,awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that.
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The story of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III rise to fame, through his dragon-training exploits, told in Hiccup's own words by David Tennant.

Hiccup was a truly extraordinary Viking Hero, Warrior chieftain, awesome sword-fighter and amateur naturalist. He was known throughout Vikingdom as 'the Dragon Whisperer' on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn't always like that....

©2004 Cressida Cowell (P)2004 Hodder Children's Books

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    Amanda wasilla, ak, United States 07-31-13
    Amanda wasilla, ak, United States 07-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Cute book"
    Would you listen to How to Train Your Dragon again? Why?

    Probably, david tennant is amazing and it was nice to listen to on a long drive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fish legs, the side characters are always more interesting, it's a kids book though so not a major requirement


    What does David Tennant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tennants accent is amazing, and perfect for the book. but there is nothing bad about him anyways.


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    Tracy Gander 06-13-13
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    "Fabulous series (and David Tennant is Awesome)"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Train Your Dragon to be better than the print version?

    Having read the print books (yes, my kid has those too!) aloud rather a lot, Tennant manages to iron out some of the not-quite-rolling-off-the-tongue aspects of the style.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    To reach for the next book.


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    David Tennant does all the character voices - makes you feel like you're a kid again.


    Any additional comments?

    Great for big and little kids!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Belinda Newark, NJ, United States 05-28-13
    Belinda Newark, NJ, United States 05-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Being a hero the hard way!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely! I think that any one at any age can relate to this book. It's a great story about building character and how to build honor not by your actions or being strong but staying true to yourself and following your gut.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hiccup was my favorite character. I admired how he stood calm in all situations even though he may have been afraid on the inside. He proved that true wit is more useful than strength.


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    I loved his accent and the different inflections he used in his voice. You could hear that he was really invested in the story and he kept you listening to every word.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Being a hero the hard way!


    Any additional comments?

    LOVED IT! Really a true pleasure to listen to! I am 24 years old and I think that this story is good for any one. There were a lot of great characters and the story ended differently than you typically expect from a tale of a legend.

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    Mycal Dixon, MO, USA 05-12-13
    Mycal Dixon, MO, USA 05-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great kids book and an even greater reader"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Train Your Dragon the most enjoyable?

    The reader, David Tennent is excellent!


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    He is a good reader,if you have seen him on Doctor Who and miss him, then check out this book.


    Any additional comments?

    The sound goes up and down, kind of maddening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Becky 04-25-13
    Becky 04-25-13
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    "Fantastic!"
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    We just finished listening to this book yesterday. Fabulous book for the whole family, parents and kids both. Awesomely read by Mr. Tennant. We look forward to getting the other books of this series.

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    Saturnberry 03-28-13
    Saturnberry 03-28-13
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    "Delightful performance commands your attention."
    Where does How to Train Your Dragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. One of the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the story is brought to life by David (McDonald) Tennant.


    What does David Tennant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emphasis he puts on certain words adds to the delight of listening - it really grabs my attention. I find what he is saying hilarious. It's difficult to explain. Not just a regular narration - there's some *feeling* here! :D yayyy


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't even gotten through the whole book yet and I'm hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather 03-02-13
    Heather 03-02-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Accent too heavy for my kids to follow"
    Any additional comments?

    My kids (3 and 5)would have liked the story, but they had a really hard time understanding the narrator.

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    jonopugh Cromer, Australia 01-31-13
    jonopugh Cromer, Australia 01-31-13
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    "A story to listen to again and again"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Train Your Dragon the most enjoyable?

    The great voices David Tennant uses for the different charters. A clever story full of humour and wisdom.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hiccup, becoming a hero the hard way!


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    Janey Rosewater, Australia 12-28-12
    Janey Rosewater, Australia 12-28-12
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    "We are hooked."
    Would you listen to How to Train Your Dragon again? Why?

    We have listened to it several times already.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator is brilliant and the stories are really engaging for adults and children alike.


    Have you listened to any of David Tennant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    We have listened to the whole series and they are all on a par.


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

    My six year old son listened to it in two sittings which is saying something.


    Any additional comments?

    These books have been the things that have made several long car trips with two young children almost painless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SnapComms New Zealand 11-26-12
    SnapComms New Zealand 11-26-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Whole family loved it"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Train Your Dragon to be better than the print version?

    Yes - David Tennant is brilliant!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great story, fabulous narration


    Have you listened to any of David Tennant’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    All great


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

    Laugh a lot


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the money - we are now listening to every one, the whole family is addicted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Dot
    11/2/15
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    "Brilliant listen."

    Brilliant story with an excellent narrator filled the trip back from our holiday perfectly kids were silent for 3 1/2 hours adults loved it too.

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  • Ms. N. Pope
    Manchester, UK
    10/28/15
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    "Dragon Delight"

    Fantastic story wonderfully narrated by David Tennant. The whole family has enjoyed listening to this (at least once) but my son has listened to it many many times....the characters, plot, pace and vocabulary ensure this book will be a favourite for years to come!

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  • mr
    3/18/15
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    "Good for adults "

    Good for any age to read and I enjoyed every minute of this story I will definitely get the rest of the books

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  • Amazon Customer
    2/25/15
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    "Exciting well written dragon lead adventures"

    Cressida Cowell writing is gold. Captivating, exciting and well done. Coupled with the easy to listen to story telling voice of David Tennent, a match made for each other.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aga
    2/13/15
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    "great entertainment"

    Story met my expectation in 100% allthoght different then movie. Narrator excellent. Throughout great entertainment. Really recommand to everybody, not only kids.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs
    2/9/15
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    "Excellent reader"

    I was inspiring to listen to

    Every thing was excellent
    To here
    David is just the perfect reader
    For it

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  • Serafina
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    8/18/14
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    "Excellent Characterisation, Loud Music"

    The charactisation by David Tennant is very good, the story is compelling and I am sure children of all ages will enjoy it. The only problem I had with it is the music in between the chapters / segments is very loud compared to the voice... Other than that I would definitely recommend listening to this book as the characters are really brought to life by David Tennant.

    (Also be aware the story in the film is nothing like the story in the book!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J E COOK
    7/9/14
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    "Charming and funny, brilliantly creative."
    If you could sum up How to Train Your Dragon in three words, what would they be?

    imaginative
    alternative
    funny


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hiccup, because he is a skinny, freckly, thoughtful, kind hero who is always reluctant to be a Hairy Hooligan. (and Toothless of course)


    Any additional comments?

    These books are brilliant for boys and girls age 5-15 and their parents! They are just a delight to share.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol Clarke
    7/7/14
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    "Great Fun"
    What did you like most about How to Train Your Dragon?

    The humour and story


    What other book might you compare How to Train Your Dragon to, and why?

    Other books in the series


    Have you listened to any of David Tennant’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Have read two of the Dragon books so far, both narrated by David Tennant and both are delightfully presented. Have always admired David's acting skills and he has again struck just the right note, enhancing the humour in the book and interpreting the characters well.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An unexpected hero


    Any additional comments?

    Having seen the film, was delighted that the book, although obviously telling a slightly different story, did not disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carole
    6/27/14
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    "AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend because
    It's the best book ever!!!!!!!








    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Train Your Dragon?

    When toothless came back from the dead


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When the purple death and the green death fought each other


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

    It made me cry when they said toothless was dead


    Any additional comments?

    Cool book read it!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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