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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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    Saturnberry 03-28-13
    Saturnberry 03-28-13
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    "Delightful performance commands your attention."
    Where does How to Train Your Dragon rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top. One of the best.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way the story is brought to life by David (McDonald) Tennant.


    What does David Tennant bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The emphasis he puts on certain words adds to the delight of listening - it really grabs my attention. I find what he is saying hilarious. It's difficult to explain. Not just a regular narration - there's some *feeling* here! :D yayyy


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't even gotten through the whole book yet and I'm hooked.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather 03-02-13
    Heather 03-02-13 Member Since 2011

    TommysMommy

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    "Accent too heavy for my kids to follow"
    Any additional comments?

    My kids (3 and 5)would have liked the story, but they had a really hard time understanding the narrator.

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    jonopugh Cromer, Australia 01-31-13
    jonopugh Cromer, Australia 01-31-13
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    "A story to listen to again and again"
    What made the experience of listening to How to Train Your Dragon the most enjoyable?

    The great voices David Tennant uses for the different charters. A clever story full of humour and wisdom.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hiccup, becoming a hero the hard way!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SnapComms New Zealand 11-26-12
    SnapComms New Zealand 11-26-12 Member Since 2015

    SnapComms

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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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  • OrganicGreen
    London, United Kingdom
    11/23/16
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    "Great!!"

    My son enjoys listening to this book over and over again. He has learnt many new words and it's really expanding his vocabulary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rene Neumann
    8/29/16
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    "fantastic"

    Amazing to listening to even after the 15th time.
    Story is great and funny and perfectly told by David Tenant. He gives each character his own personality. It actually makes all other audio books dull to listen too. He spoiled us :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    London, UK
    7/5/16
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    "Brilliant"

    My daughter adores this for long car journeys and I enjoy listening to Tennant's witty interpretation. I particularly enjoy the characterisation of Toothless. As they are unabridged, they reinforce the books which are a favourite obsession. Looking forward to the next installment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jac_Bradshaw
    6/24/16
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    "The same but different"

    I was expecting a similar story to the film How to Tame Your Dragon but apart from some of the character names and the huge dragons from the second film, the book was very different. I loved it though, listened to it in one sitting (and got a very numb bum!).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A. Uddin
    5/8/16
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    "King of gamer"

    I love this book because it has action and I like the movie and I want to read all hiccups adventure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    4/2/16
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    "Never knew"

    I never thought that how to train your dragon book was so different to the movie..... And so much better,
    Brilliant
    Brilliant
    Brilliant
    David Tennant is brilliant at reading this story, you feel like you are in the story.
    You must read\listen to this story!!
    It is AMAZING
    -tilly age 11

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. Gray
    Leeds, UK
    2/9/16
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    "Fantastic book"

    I really enjoyed this book. David Tennant is an excellent narrator and really brings the characters to life

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bishop
    12/6/15
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    "Good but not what i was expecting"
    If you could sum up How to Train Your Dragon in three words, what would they be?

    Its good and I would recommend it but its not what I was expecting,

    The story line is very different from the movie.With out giving anything away the things that I found surprisingly different were the way Hiccup and Toothless meet, dragons talk although in there own language and only Hiccup seems to be able to talk to them.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dot
    11/2/15
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    "Brilliant listen."

    Brilliant story with an excellent narrator filled the trip back from our holiday perfectly kids were silent for 3 1/2 hours adults loved it too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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

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