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How to Train Your Dragon | [Cressida Cowell]

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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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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"
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    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
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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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    J. B. Suter Houston, TX USA 10-16-12
    J. B. Suter Houston, TX USA 10-16-12
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    "An Enjoyable Story"
    What did you love best about How to Train Your Dragon?

    The story was an enjoyable and lighthearted listen. David Tennant does an excellent job differentiating the different characters (and there are quite a few!) that it was easy to visualize the story. It is a very different story than the movie, so if you seen the movie, you will still get a lot out of this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I personally loved the scene with the boys practicing with their dragons on catching fish. I love the interactions between toothless and the other dragons as well as Hiccup's with the other boys.


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

    I chuckled quite a bit. It is a cheerful story.


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this book while on a 26 hour drive. I listened to several books, and this was one of the few that passed the time really quickly. I enjoyed it so much, that I downloaded all the other books in the series and plan to listen to them on my commute to and from work.

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    Nyree PERTH, Australia 09-17-12
    Nyree PERTH, Australia 09-17-12
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    "A joy to listen to..."
    Where does How to Train Your Dragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Delighful. The story is different to (and so much better than) the movie. David Tennant knows how to read and enjoys doing so.


    Which character – as performed by David Tennant – was your favorite?

    All his characters are instantly identifiable by their voices. You never think for a minute it is a character other than that than which it is intended to be - his character voices never falter.


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

    We have a holiday home a couple of hours from our house. We listen to a half a book in each direction. Our boys (8 and 6 years) never act up in the car when these are on. It makes driving such a delight.


    Any additional comments?

    We are working our way through the series and each book is proving to be a delight. Well written, narrated and produced. We love them as much as the kids do.

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    Jeanette Johannesburg, South Africa 05-13-12
    Jeanette Johannesburg, South Africa 05-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fabulous"

    It's one of my favourite books and David played the characters perfectly
    It's the best book ever

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Winchester, United Kingdom
    4/11/13
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    "Great fun"

    Bought for a long drive, we all (2 adults, 9yo boy, 7yo girl) really enjoyed Tennant's reading of this. Almost nothing like the Dreamworks film, of course, here the Scottish Hairy Hooligan tribe all have dragon pets and the weedy Hiccup, son of the fearsome Chief Stoick The Vast gets the smallest, sarkiest, and most cowardly dragon any of them have ever seen. How will Hiccup and Toothless fare in a intertribe dragon tournament (against an apparently Northern Irish neighbour tribe) as well as an alarmingly vast sea dragon coming up from his slumber at the ocean?



    David Tennant is predictably deft at all the funny accents, and we all had great fun with this audiobook.

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  • Mrs B
    BALDOCK, United Kingdom
    4/10/13
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    "Fantastic"

    Fantastic book - was a little reluctant to buy the audio book as my children saw the film. However the plot of the book is completely different - the part the same as the film is Hiccup's character. The story line is radically different - which was great as non of knew what was coming next.



    David Tennant is great to listen to - and had me giggling a few times. My two are 7 and 9 and loved it.



    Way better than the film.

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  • andziula63
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    12/28/12
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    "Fantastic !!!"

    Absolutely great story to read, especially for boys. Whole series by Cressida Cowell is very imaginative, adventures and very funny!!! Audio by David Tennant is superb whole family listen and enjoy … Great for all ages from 5 to 95 years old. Thank you so much!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aisling
    Kells, Ireland
    7/18/12
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    "Great family listening"

    Kept us entertained on a long car journey. Not sure it's abridged though as currently reading it to my youngest at bedtime and it seems exactly the same. It's not a terribly long book.

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