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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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    JONATHAN Denver, CO 09-19-17
    JONATHAN Denver, CO 09-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "fun adventure story for all ages"

    This is a great novel and a great beginning to this series. The book is fun without being shallow and Cowell paints a vivid picture of life with Vikings and dragons. David Tennant has varied voices for all the different characters and it's hard to believe they come from one person.

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    david 07-17-17
    david 07-17-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Film before book"

    Strangely, I enjoyed the film more than the first novel, which is what drew me to this book. I had difficulty, as an adult, to look forward to each chapter. As a reader of children stories, I just didn't dig it. I will not continue with the series. Tennant was awesome though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 07-03-17
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    "So impressive, really made me feel like I'm there"

    ☆When you read this book, you feel Hiccup's troubles, and I even felt myself making all the facial expressions.😂😮😑😲 I stayed up so late reading this! With the mix of comedy and interesting tidbits, this is truly a work of simple, creative, genius. 😄 The accent of the bloke reading has also made it more real. This has been a very inspiring book. Thank you.☆😁

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    Aili 12-15-16
    Aili 12-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "The very best"

    This is the best audiobook I've ever heard! David Tennant is magnificent and the story is so entertaining and well written that it literally left me bubbling with joy.

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    Kindle Customer NM, USA 10-29-16
    Kindle Customer NM, USA 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A very important email"

    Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow Ha Hee ho haha Hee Hee Hee hahaha hahahaha

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    Gabriella Fiore 01-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The best!"

    Even as a grown-up I love listening to these over and over again. Great books great performance. Buy all of them !

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    ruth stewart 07-04-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great,funny and best story in the world ."

    I didn't think that there were any bad things. The pictures were funny as the story

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    Moonstone 06-12-15
    Moonstone 06-12-15
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    "Wonderful!"

    The story is a brilliant children's story full of wonder, imagination, and inspiration. David Tennant does a perfect job narrating. He has such a wonderful voice. Highly recommended!

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    Agnese 02-18-15
    Agnese 02-18-15
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    "Lovely"

    The part when the Supper sings, I was amazed as never before.

    I love this story. As an Italian, I read and listen English book to improve my English. But this is the second time I've been reading this book, because I love it.

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    Abraham Andrade 02-10-15 Member Since 2017
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    "brilliant"

    this is a wonderful book and it's beautifully told in this audio book, it's simply charming

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  • Meg
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    6/3/10
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    "How to Train Your Dragon"

    The whole family enjoyed it thoroughly. David Tenant's voice is fantastic.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • C. Douglass
    Cheshire, England
    9/30/12
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    "A family favourite"

    I cannot recommend these books highly enough. They have made long car journeys with young children fly by as we were all immersed into the viking world of Hiccup and his friends. The narration by David Tennant is remarkable. His voices bring the characters to life with some gorgeous regional accents (the Bog Burglers especially). We bring the ipod in from the car to finish the stories off in the kitchen they are so good.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Alexina
    Northallerton, United Kingdom
    1/20/14
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed by the whole family"
    What did you like best about this story?

    The humour, the names of the characters, the David v. Goliath theme, the triumph of the underdog.


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

    All the characters were great. We loved the Sean Connery-esque Stoic the Vast, we loved Gobba the Belch and of course Toothless.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh mostly although I was a bit teary about Toothless at the end.


    Any additional comments?

    My three kids (11, 9 and 7 - girls and boys) loved it as did my husband and I. Brilliant.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Ramona
    London, United Kingdom
    4/22/10
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    "Not just for kids"

    David Tennant does a stellar job bringing the story to life. Even if you are not a kid anymore, Cressida Cowell's tales of Hiccup are so much fun to listen to that it is seriously addictive. Shame though that this is an abridged version.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • teacher Tim
    New York, USA
    12/2/13
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    "A great kids book for the family"
    If you could sum up How to Train Your Dragon in three words, what would they be?

    fun, funny, funnier


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hiiccup because he becomes a hero the hard way


    Have you listened to any of David Tennant’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    This one was every bit as good as all the other Hiccup Horrendous Haddock books he has narrated.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me and all the family laugh out loud repeatedly


    Any additional comments?

    This is the first of the How to Train Your Dragon series, all are narrated by David Tennant. This is very different to the film, but is an excellent book, very funny, my two boys, 5 & 7 years old have listened to it dozens of times.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Pam Reed
    9/21/15
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    "We all loved it"

    listened in the car on holiday the boys (6 and 7 ) loved it and my mum (80) and mother in law (70) couldn't believe how entertaining it was. brilliant

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    8/22/15
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    "A Super Read!"

    Wonderful use of adjectives offering many opportunities to develop colourful and creative imaginations with students.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Scarlett
    8/5/15
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    "BOOKWORM CUTIE"

    Cool story of fantastic fairytale and thrilling adventures. Huge monster ours dragons and mini cute dragons join hiccup and toothless on a backstabbing adventure hilarious jokes!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • nhb
    7/29/15
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    "awsome"

    loved the fact David Tennant read it made it a lot more exciting the book overall was really really good and I enjoyed the audible experiance

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Stotter
    6/17/15
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    "top in car entertainment for long journeys"

    kids love it, quite partial myself. highly recommended for long car journeys for children in the back seat and the big one in the driver's seat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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