In his 4th sidesplitting adventure, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III must rescue his best friend, Fishlegs, from the deadly disease Vorpentitis. The only cure is rare and almost impossible to find...a potato. But where will Hiccup find such a thing? He'll have to dodge the terrible Sharkworms, battle Doomfangs, and outwit crazy Hooligans if he's going to be a Hero...again.
A fast paced plot, slapstick humor, witty dialogue and imaginative black and white illustrations enhance this exciting tale.
©2010 Cressida Cowell (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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This story is continued from the last book, so read in order. I love this series. It is so funny and there is always a crazy adventure happening. I do love a good children's book. Gobber the Belch is my favorite character, with Stoic coming in close. I think it is great that there is a classification of the different types of dragons and a strength category, the only part where I wish I had the actual books to look at. I love the narration it really helps to visualize the story. I will defiantly be listening to all of the books in this series, maybe a couple times.
I would recommend this book to be listened to, by any age !!!
It has a moral to the whole story, team work + true friends !!
I truly enjoyed each page as I heard them. Disappearing, in to the story ! To pick one part is hard. If I had to choose,
I guess, the best part is the last two chapters. What a friend would do, to help another friend !! Hiccup + Fish Legs. Both, are tested !!
He places the listener, in the story. Excellent with the variety of voices he does, to perfection !! I enjoyed each of David Tennant's, characters !!!
Did not have the time with children's attention spans. But yes, I shall, listen to this in its entirety !!
If you listen + like this book. Check out books # 1, 2, 3 & 4 !!
Just as thrilling but truly different stories. Except the Viking part + dragons :-)
I don't try write a review as if it were the only review a potential reader will see. I write things that I noticed.
Overall I love this series and David Tennant brings all the characters to vivid life. Too much music between chapters for my taste, though. (The music itself is fine, but it's not what I listen to audiobooks for.)
First let me say, the music used to introduce a new chapter has improved.
I have enjoyed David Tennant's acting in everything from Casanova to Dr Who to Hamlet to Decoy Bride to Broadchurch, to name just a few of his acting jobs. I also love his readings of the Dr Who audible books. However, I must say, he absolutely shines in matching the author's tone when he reads the books in this series. His ability to create unique voices for so many characters is amazing!
I was surprised at how unlike the wonderful "How to Train Your Dragon" the books are but like un-identical twins, I love them both. Like the movies, the books have characters who are strong and well formed but I think the book's lessons have greater depth. The humor as written by Cowell and read with "tongue in cheek" by Tennant is my greatest joy. And who came up with those hilarious names? You can just see the characters as they romp through the books. These books have something for young and old alike
As a Lecturer in the Teaching of Literacy, I believe that the heart of learning to read is the love of stories... A love that has no end.
Having read the printed version out loud to my eldest son, I get to enjoy the exploit of Hiccup and Toothless as much as my children do now. Fabulous narration makes listening an adventure that I can enjoy as much as my 5 year old. The antics of Hiccup and his motley group of friends make dreary car rides an everyday quest into a distant past.
You need to start at the beginning of the series and work your way through... If you think it has anything to do with the movie, you're wrong. You'll be on a whole different adventure.
I can't tell you... It might give away something you should explore instead!
A dreamer who loves the adventures hidden in every story!!
Want a book that just makes you happy? A book that always puts a smile on your face every time you pick it up? Leaves you with the same feeling of "this is awesome" each and every time you read/listen to it? Want a book that is just absolutely, positively, beyond doubt delightful? Then look no further you have found it!
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