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How to Train Your Dragon Audiobook

How to Train Your Dragon

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Publisher's Summary

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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    hfrances California usa 09-06-13
    hfrances California usa 09-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "A heartwarming funny bloodthirsty scottish frolic"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator conveys a delightful sense of the unlikely relationship between a dragon and a boy. As in all the best kid's stories the grown ups come across as clueless and the bigger bullying boys as morons. Although the listener knows a happy ending is inevitable, there are still some twists and turns, battles and obstacles that keep the story moving. Above all - it is funny. My 10 year old turned up his nose and said the story was too young for him and then listened agog all the way through.


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

    His natural Scottish accent! He moderates it to adapt to all the characters and his stuttering Toothless the dragon is just adorable.


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

    Laugh. A lot.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth it just for David Tennant. And the dragon-potty-training scene!

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    Megan 08-07-13
    Megan 08-07-13
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    "Charming and with Great Narration!"
    What did you love best about How to Train Your Dragon?

    It is a charming and witty story. As a warning, if you read this expecting to get the movie then you are going to be disappointed. Dreamworks really took it upon themselves to change things when they made their film but that isn't to say that the book is bad. It is the original thing after all. I really liked it and will look into continuing the series.


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    David Tennant was superb at putting emotion and inflection into his voice as he spoke. His voice was neither dull or monotone but instead really moved with the story. He tried to make each character have their own unique voice and for the most part he really succeded. I loved him.


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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!

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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 2017
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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.

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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.

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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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  • Rene Neumann
    8/29/16
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    "fantastic"

    Amazing to listening to even after the 15th time.
    Story is great and funny and perfectly told by David Tenant. He gives each character his own personality. It actually makes all other audio books dull to listen too. He spoiled us :)

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  • Amazon Customer
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    7/5/16
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    "Brilliant"

    My daughter adores this for long car journeys and I enjoy listening to Tennant's witty interpretation. I particularly enjoy the characterisation of Toothless. As they are unabridged, they reinforce the books which are a favourite obsession. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  • Jac_Bradshaw
    6/24/16
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    "The same but different"

    I was expecting a similar story to the film How to Tame Your Dragon but apart from some of the character names and the huge dragons from the second film, the book was very different. I loved it though, listened to it in one sitting (and got a very numb bum!).

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  • A. Uddin
    5/8/16
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    "King of gamer"

    I love this book because it has action and I like the movie and I want to read all hiccups adventure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    4/2/16
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    "Never knew"

    I never thought that how to train your dragon book was so different to the movie..... And so much better,
    Brilliant
    Brilliant
    Brilliant
    David Tennant is brilliant at reading this story, you feel like you are in the story.
    You must read\listen to this story!!
    It is AMAZING
    -tilly age 11

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  • Mrs. J. Gray
    Leeds, UK
    2/9/16
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    "Fantastic book"

    I really enjoyed this book. David Tennant is an excellent narrator and really brings the characters to life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bishop
    12/6/15
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    "Good but not what i was expecting"
    If you could sum up How to Train Your Dragon in three words, what would they be?

    Its good and I would recommend it but its not what I was expecting,

    The story line is very different from the movie.With out giving anything away the things that I found surprisingly different were the way Hiccup and Toothless meet, dragons talk although in there own language and only Hiccup seems to be able to talk to them.


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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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  • Mr A Walker
    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

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