How to Train Your Dragon: How to Be a Pirate

Narrated by: David Tennant
Series: How to Train Your Dragon, Book 2
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
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Follow the further adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III as his Viking training continues and his father leads a stranger and the Hairy Hooligans to the Isle of Skullions in search of a pirate's treasure.

©2010 Cressida Cowell (P)2013 Hachette Audio
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Fun series for all ages.

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 underdogs 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.

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A LOL book!

I've had a great time listening to the How to Train Your Dragon series. I find the books funny and important to the psyche of all humans.

Hiccup is wonderful and he has many challenges to face. His leadership skills are growing and he conveys to all readers that being a hero is not about being perfect, being a hero means having compassion for others. Hiccup has plenty of hurdles but he takes these in stride by doing what he knows to be best.

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LOL!

I have a 45 min commute to work everyday, and for my husband and I those 45 mins have been quite pleasant thanks to this book. We have spent that time laughing and engrossed in the book vs getting mad at the horrendous traffic we have to deal with everyday. Granted that this is a children's book but nowhere does it say adults can't enjoy it. This, just like the first, was funny and entertaining. I love the characters of Toothless, Fishlegs and Hiccup and it has been an absolute delight watching them stumble into being the heroes. I am looking forward to the time my son is old enough to read and understand this book and all the fun we will have reading it together. Cressida Cowell is a genius and David Tennant is just absolutely amazing!

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So fun and imaginative!

Our family loves listening to this series! Our oldest boys, ages 8 and 10, love listening to the audiobook for bed time especially. What a fun, quirky, whimsical, funny story! Very family friendly.

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Just as good as the first book!

Just as good as the first book! My daughter wants to immediately listen a second time.

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My children's favorite

There are a few jokes in this series that I'm not happy to have to explain to my kids, but that's my fault for introducing the series to 6 and 3 year olds. They love all the books we have so far (books 1-5) but this is the one they request the most often. I find the story interesting and engaging enough that I have no problem listening for the fifth or sixth time!

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Fun and engaging

The series continues with energy and draws the listener further into the saga. My son loves this one and listens to it repeatedly.

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Good but not as good

I liked this book but not as good as 1st one. but narrator David tennant was great

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Love the whole series.

Fun story. David Tennant is brilliant. Rollicking good time to listen and laugh out loud.

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Tennant does not disappoint

Narrator David Tennant makes an already terrific story even better. Cressida knows how to write a Viking tale, and this book is as good as the first.

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