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How to Train Your Dragon Audiobook

How to Train Your Dragon

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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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    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.

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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 Member Since 2015
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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 Member Since 2016
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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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  • Mr A Walker
    3/18/15
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    2/25/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Aga
    2/13/15
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    "great entertainment"

    Story met my expectation in 100% allthoght different then movie. Narrator excellent. Throughout great entertainment. Really recommand to everybody, not only kids.

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  • Mrs
    2/9/15
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    "Excellent reader"

    I was inspiring to listen to

    Every thing was excellent
    To here
    David is just the perfect reader
    For it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Seraf
    8/18/14
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    "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!)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • J E COOK
    7/9/14
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    "Charming and funny, brilliantly creative."
    If you could sum up How to Train Your Dragon in three words, what would they be?

    imaginative
    alternative
    funny


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hiccup, because he is a skinny, freckly, thoughtful, kind hero who is always reluctant to be a Hairy Hooligan. (and Toothless of course)


    Any additional comments?

    These books are brilliant for boys and girls age 5-15 and their parents! They are just a delight to share.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carol Clarke
    7/7/14
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    "Great Fun"
    What did you like most about How to Train Your Dragon?

    The humour and story


    What other book might you compare How to Train Your Dragon to, and why?

    Other books in the series


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

    Have read two of the Dragon books so far, both narrated by David Tennant and both are delightfully presented. Have always admired David's acting skills and he has again struck just the right note, enhancing the humour in the book and interpreting the characters well.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    An unexpected hero


    Any additional comments?

    Having seen the film, was delighted that the book, although obviously telling a slightly different story, did not disappoint.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Carole
    6/27/14
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    "AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to a friend because
    It's the best book ever!!!!!!!








    What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Train Your Dragon?

    When toothless came back from the dead


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    When the purple death and the green death fought each other


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

    It made me cry when they said toothless was dead


    Any additional comments?

    Cool book read it!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Derah Arav
    Surrey, UK
    4/13/13
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    "Brilliant book for the family"

    We have listened to this book on various car trips now - it's one of the children's favourites. The story is engaging and entertaining, and David Tenant does a fantastic job of reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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