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How to Train Your Dragon | [Cressida Cowell]

How to Train Your Dragon

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
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Publisher's Summary

Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

©2010 Cressida Cowell (P)2013 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"David Tennant, best known for his role as Doctor Who, brings a slew of Scottish accents to this high-spirited rendering of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's journey toward true heroism.... The taunting tones applied to Snotlout and his grunting sidekick, Dogsbreath, are a hoot. Tennant has a special talent for creating larger-than-life voices, particularly the lisping and stuttering of the dragon, Toothless, and the deep, malicious purring of the sea dragon. Music and ominous dragon roaring between scenes accentuate the performance." (AudioFile)

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    melrailey Georgia, United States 02-02-14
    melrailey Georgia, United States 02-02-14 Member Since 2007

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    "Terrific Fun!"

    The only reason I downloaded this book is because it is narrated by David Tennant. I couldn't help myself I just had to listen to Tennant read. I expected the book to resemble the movie - which I loved. But I was wrong. This story was very different than the movie and way fun. Tennant is an amazing narrator and he brought the story to life. And since the story was so different from the movie, it was all new to me. I highly recommend this audiobook if you have young kids or if you're a Tennant fan.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Charlie's Mom LA, CA United States 03-19-14
    Charlie's Mom LA, CA United States 03-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Perfect for card drives with kids"
    Where does How to Train Your Dragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My twin 5 year olds, my readaholic 9 year old and I all loved this entertaining story. Wonderful.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 08-06-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 08-06-14 Member Since 2014

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Yell Loudly."

    My son and I love the movie so much that we decided to get the book and give it a try on our car trip. First off the book is nothing like the movie. Second off it is still really good. This book was hilarious with just the right amount of goofy. I loved all the names and the description of events, driving by us in the car all you would see is a bunch of crazy people laughing there fool heads off. I do still like the movie better only because I liked Toothless's character better in the movie. I loved the narrator and I hope to see him do more audible works. The only thing I wish wasn't in the book was the music and growling noises that were added in between chapters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Glutenfreegirl 08-05-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the movie, had to listen to the book."
    Where does How to Train Your Dragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was well read by David Tennant and a funny Viking adventure story. But, after all it is a children's book and I am an adult so it would not rank in my top 50 books.


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

    Cannot really compare as I do not read many books like this.


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

    The main character, Hiccup the Useful was cute and had a good heart.


    Any additional comments?

    A great book for children that like adventure stories featuring dragons. Has a bit of humour and action with a good ending. The book is not like the movie.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Reading Tyme 07-29-14

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    "Liked this story better than the movie"

    Very enjoyable children's book well read by David Tennant.

    two minor quibbles,

    Quibble the first, somehow I never imagined vikings with Scottish accents (this is a quibble the reading of the book shares with the movie)

    Quibble the second, I wish there were some shield maidens, surprisingly few (human) girls in this.(Although flamingwyrm and horrorcow do OK).

    On the whole though the book is fun and funny balancing both witty and silly and gross humor well. Looking forward to the next book

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    "My kids loved it!"

    Summer is getting a little slow for my two kids. listening to audio books had been a great way to film the space while they play Legos in the afternoon. They loved this book and stayed attentive through its entirety. Great book.

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    Derek J 07-19-15
    Derek J 07-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Simply the best"

    This series is a favorite of my boys (6 years old) and David Tennant's narration is simply perfect. He's an amazing storyteller.

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    "H.T.T.Y.D."

    This book is for heros only!!(people who they think are useless as Hiccup). Only the strong can belong!!!

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    Michelle Elkins 07-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Tennant is fabulous!"

    we loved this book! David Tennant is absolutely spectacular as narrator! can't wait to listen to the rest of them!

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    elizabeth theeman 06-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent narration!"

    David Tennant did an outstanding job narrating this story. Highly recommend this for a family road trip.

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