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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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    Catherine Howick, South Africa 03-05-12
    Catherine Howick, South Africa 03-05-12
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    "an enthralling start to the Dragon series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How to Train Your Dragon to be better than the print version?

    No, as it is abridged, but it is great to listen to.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hiccup. He is an unlikely hero and children can identify with his failings


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

    Gobber the Belch


    Any additional comments?

    My grandson and his mother have both read the book, but they are thoroughly enjoying the audio version as they drive 30km home from school every day.

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    Margaret Lapeer, MI, United States 02-22-12
    Margaret Lapeer, MI, United States 02-22-12
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    "These are the GREATEST books ever done!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, yes, YES. You don't even need to be under the age of 12 to enjoy this!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ALL of them! The narrator does a stunning job. :)


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

    Yes, car ride. :)


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend them all. GREAT!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kerri Peterborough, Ontario, Canada 01-09-12
    Kerri Peterborough, Ontario, Canada 01-09-12
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    "Good Story"

    Listened with my three sons, ages 4,7,9. Great read, boys were totally engaged. Not too scary. Definite recommend :)

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    Laura Melbourne, FL, United States 12-20-11
    Laura Melbourne, FL, United States 12-20-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Cute and entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Train Your Dragon the most enjoyable?

    David Tennant is an excellent narrator. The voices and the sound effects he makes are cool and allow me to build images as he reads. The book itself is entertaining and funny.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Fishlegs is my favorite character because he is always saying what needs to be said.


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

    They are all awesome!


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

    Yes


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    Lizel 12-18-11
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    "Great narration, lovely story"

    Our family listened to this one on a long road trip. It was so good, we had trouble getting out of the car at stops - everybody, including mom and dad, wanted to listen "just one minute longer, pleeeeeeeease!"

    The narrator is fantastic - our kids were talking like dragons and vikings for a long time afterwards!

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    Charles Melbourne, Australia 06-20-11
    Charles Melbourne, Australia 06-20-11 Member Since 2008
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    "loved it !"

    listened to it in a day with the kids on a drive to visit the grandparents. no peeps from them until it ended.

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    Charmaine Auchenflower, Australia 04-12-11
    Charmaine Auchenflower, Australia 04-12-11 Member Since 2011

    Author of My Zombie Dog

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    "Great fun"

    This audiobook was enjoyed by everyone in our family. It crosses all age groups and is enhanced by the brilliant reading voice. Funny, adventurous and thoughtful. Best value book, because everyone listened to it. Now listening to all the others :)

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