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
Probably, david tennant is amazing and it was nice to listen to on a long drive.
Fish legs, the side characters are always more interesting, it's a kids book though so not a major requirement
Tennants accent is amazing, and perfect for the book. but there is nothing bad about him anyways.
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.
To reach for the next book.
David Tennant does all the character voices - makes you feel like you're a kid again.
Great for big and little kids!
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.
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.
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.
Being a hero the hard way!
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.
The reader, David Tennent is excellent!
He is a good reader,if you have seen him on Doctor Who and miss him, then check out this book.
The sound goes up and down, kind of maddening.
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.
Near the top. One of the best.
The way the story is brought to life by David (McDonald) Tennant.
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
I haven't even gotten through the whole book yet and I'm hooked.
My kids (3 and 5)would have liked the story, but they had a really hard time understanding the narrator.
The great voices David Tennant uses for the different charters. A clever story full of humour and wisdom.
Hiccup, becoming a hero the hard way!
We have listened to it several times already.
The narrator is brilliant and the stories are really engaging for adults and children alike.
We have listened to the whole series and they are all on a par.
My six year old son listened to it in two sittings which is saying something.
These books have been the things that have made several long car trips with two young children almost painless.
Yes - David Tennant is brilliant!
Great story, fabulous narration
Laugh a lot
Worth the money - we are now listening to every one, the whole family is addicted.
I never thought that how to train your dragon book was so different to the movie..... And so much better,
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
I really enjoyed this book. David Tennant is an excellent narrator and really brings the characters to life
"Good but not what i was expecting"
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.
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.
"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
"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.
Story met my expectation in 100% allthoght different then movie. Narrator excellent. Throughout great entertainment. Really recommand to everybody, not only kids.
I was inspiring to listen to
Every thing was excellent
David is just the perfect reader
"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!)
"Charming and funny, brilliantly creative."
Hiccup, because he is a skinny, freckly, thoughtful, kind hero who is always reluctant to be a Hairy Hooligan. (and Toothless of course)
These books are brilliant for boys and girls age 5-15 and their parents! They are just a delight to share.
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