Hiccup was a Viking hero - dashing, brave and ever so clever. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere. In this riproaring adventure he recounts his early days - when he still had a lot to learn about swordfights, shipwrecks, and homicidal dragons.
©2004 Cressida Cowell (P)2004 Hodder Children's Books
David Tennant brings these enthralling stories to life brilliantly! Both my 10 year old and I were captured by this story. The stories are fantastic, but David Tennant makes them a joy to listen to.
David Tennant is an awesome narrator. The story is already fantastic, but he puts such gusto, feeling, and humour into his voice that listening to is a million times better than me reading it. I put it on and curled up at night with my 2 nieces and listened to this. I have never seen them so enthralled by anything before.
It is so funny, the main characters are so likable. An excellent
All of David tennant's performances are awesome. This is just as fantastic as any of them. I hope he continues to narrate more children's stories.
My nieces held their breath and were wide eyed with anticipation about once every chapter.
I would really love to see audible release the Unabridged version. But for now, this abridged version is still fun and perfect for an Aunt's one week visit.
David Tennant is clearly having a ball while narrating this book. His enthusiasm is contagious and my kids absolutely are enthralled with this audiobook. They've listened to it several times in the last month. The story is fun (albeit simplistic) and the characters are memorable. If you enjoyed the first book then by all means get this one as well.
I like kid books on occasion. Don't get into this one thinking its anything like the movie though. So long as you keep the two separate from each other its enjoyable even for adults. Very cute and adorable as well as a lot of fun.
The story had some good themes. We couldn't wait to find out how Hiccup got out of the next situation and how Toothless helped him.
Toothless is a funny little dragon that just keeps on giving us laughs.
How to train your dragon and How to speak Dragonese. This is a good one.
How to be a Pirate: Full of surprises and delightful!
accents, energy, enthusiasm
Hiccup, he unknowlingly gets himself into messes.
the great accents!
YESSS!!!!!!!!!!! (Mom wouldn't let the boys though; she wanted to stretch it out a bit)!
David Tennant does a GREAT job as narrator. I love toothlesse's voice. I also love Hiccup's point of view on the rest of the hooligans. it's a love hate relationship that's always fun.
Toss up between fishlegs and toothless. Both are terribly pragmatic in otherwise heroic situations. also great voices for the characters.
every character has a distinct voice and everything is done so energetically.
oh laugh. i don't know that it was extreme, but i definitely laughed.
the whole series is really amusing.
This is a charming book, well read by David Tennant. The story is engaging and entertaining, like easy listen in book form.
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