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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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    Niki Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 04-02-12
    Niki Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 04-02-12
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    "Was expecting the movie version"
    Where does How to Train Your Dragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The audio book was very good.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Old Wrinkly was my favorite character because he always seemed a step ahead of everyone else.


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

    No, I haven't


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Toothless sacrificed himself for Hiccup.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gail Raleigh, NC, United States 03-19-12
    Gail Raleigh, NC, United States 03-19-12
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    "David Tennant is the perfect narrator of this book"
    If you could sum up How to Train Your Dragon in three words, what would they be?

    Laugh out loud!


    What did you like best about this story?

    David Tennant's performance


    What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

    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!


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

    I laughed out loud and often


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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 :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Melbourne, FL, United States 12-20-11
    Laura Melbourne, FL, United States 12-20-11 Member Since 2011
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lizel 12-18-11
    Lizel 12-18-11 Member Since 2007
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Tetaz Melbourne, Victoria Australia 06-20-11
    Charles Tetaz Melbourne, Victoria Australia 06-20-11 Member Since 2014
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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