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 exp..Show More »ected 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.
A fun adventure for all ages. My family listened to this while on a trip and the driving time just flew by. Hiccup and Toothless are defiantly the u..Show More »nderdogs and have lots of adversity to overcome. I just love Gobber the Belch, he cracks me up. Dog Breathe, Snot Lout, Fish Legs, Warty Hog what crazy names. The narration is super funny, I like how it explains the book at odd times. I think they could have cut down on the sound in between chapters, but this one was better than the first in that respect. The narrator does an excellent job.
There is so much fun and adventure in this series I can't wait to read more. If you are a fan of children's book such as Harry Potter or Percy Jacks..Show More »on then you should get this series to try out. Although this book is not as long or intricate it is still totally worth reading, also the stories are totally different. Do read How to Train your Dragon books in order for max enjoyment. David Tennant is an awesome narrator. He really makes this already great book, ten times better.
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..Show More » 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.
This book is fun and full of adventure. I just love this series. I started out listening to this series with my 11 year old son. Since I listen to ..Show More »books so much faster than him I went ahead of him and started reading the rest of these by myself. Since I enjoyed these stories I have no problem listening to them again with him. This book had a new character in that reminded me of a Professor Gilderoy Lockhart from Harry Potter, which made me laugh. As usual there is doom coming for the folks on the Island of Burk and we get to go on the adventure with Hiccup and his friends to save everyone. The narrator is excellent and I would gladly listen to anything he narrated.
Although David Tennant was marvelous once again, and Cressida Cowell's story was as engaging as ever, it was dissappointing that this was *not* an una..Show More »bridged version. The end seemed very sudden, which was explained when we discovered that the book goes on further. I don't know what else might have been missed.
Everybody says this series is perfect for boys between 8-12 years old. But I'm here to tell you that adult woman can like them too. I did start this..Show More » series with my 10 year old but quickly grew tired of waiting for him and continued on listening to them by myself. I will be happy to go back and listen to them again, they were that much fun. I just love Stoak and Fishlegs they are always good for a laugh. I love the narrator, he makes these book that much more awesome.
Having stumbled upon David Tennant's reading of How to Train Your Dragon, our family became firm fans of the audiobooks of the series. This is the bes..Show More »t one yet, and that's high praise indeed. The story has Cressida Cowell's trademark mix of humour, suspense and action. In fact, this time the suspense is notched right up, thanks to a supposedly haunted beach, a blind witch and ancient stories of kingly betrayal. The narration is a joy, with Tennant giving full rein to his remarkable capacity for accents. In addition to the regular characters, he brings to life 11 fiancés and their betrothed, the witch and her son, a fierce warrior girl, a heartbroken dragon and some menacing tribal chiefs (one of whom, deliciously, seems to have been inspired by the Kray twins). The kids (8 and 10) want to listen to it over and over in the car, and it's so entertaining they get no argument from me.
A great series, I recommend this to all who love children books. Book eight is as strong as the first books and I love so many characters in this ser..Show More »ies. Camicazi is such a crack up and I love her. She makes grown men cry. Such a fun adventure. Narrator is awesome as always.