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....
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Delighful. The story is different to (and so much better than) the movie. David Tennant knows how to read and enjoys doing so.
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.
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.
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.
The audio book was very good.
Old Wrinkly was my favorite character because he always seemed a step ahead of everyone else.
No, I haven't
When Toothless sacrificed himself for Hiccup.
Laugh out loud!
David Tennant's performance
He was perfect!! He voiced the characters in such a humorous way that I can't imagine getting that much pleasure out of simply reading the story!
I laughed out loud and often
No, as it is abridged, but it is great to listen to.
Hiccup. He is an unlikely hero and children can identify with his failings
Gobber the Belch
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.
Yes, yes, YES. You don't even need to be under the age of 12 to enjoy this!
ALL of them! The narrator does a stunning job. :)
Yes, car ride. :)
I recommend them all. GREAT!!!
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.
Fishlegs is my favorite character because he is always saying what needs to be said.
They are all awesome!
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!
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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