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How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword

Narrated by: David Tennant
Series: How to Train Your Dragon, Book 9
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
5 out of 5 stars (420 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The How to Train Your Dragon series chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Viking underdog Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his dragon, Toothless. In Book 9, a dragon rebellion is coming - filled with the meanest, nastiest dragons in the Archipelago. Razor-wings, Tonguetwisters, and Vampire Ghouldeaths are attacking Vikings and seem to be seeking one soul in particular: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third! Only a King can save them...and only a champion with all of the King's Lost Things can be King. In his adventures, Hiccup has collected quite a few "things" himself. But can a scrawny Viking save the entire Archipelago from certain doom? To find out, Hiccup will have to outwit a witch, fight his arch-enemy, and beat back an army of bloodthirsty dragons with just one sword.

©2012 Cressida Cowell (P)2014 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

Praise for How to Train Your Dragon:
"Will keep even reluctant readers turning the pages--and chuckling as they go." - Publishers WeeklyPraise for How to Train Your Dragon:
"Action-filled and compelling." - School Library Journal

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Wow

We absolutely ADORED this book. Cressida Cowell is one of the genius writers of our time.

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It has to be David Tennant

If you could sum up How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword in three words, what would they be?

At this stage, it is getting somewhat predictable and it is David Tennant's performance to makes me listening.

If you’ve listened to books by Cressida Cowell before, how does this one compare?

As good

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

The characters come alive. Every one is different and I can recognize the characters as they go from book to book

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Dragon mania!

My children have been listening to the entire series of How to Train your Dragon and I've heard bits and pieces of each story. But this volume is getting more serious. I actually would not let them listen to it without me! Captivating story which ends with the biggest cliffhanger of the series so far compelling us to get the 10th book ASAP. So in summary it was thoroughly enjoyed by a 5, 6 and 38 year old.

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Wow!

I love the unique premise and developed characters of this story. Cressida Cowell displays the amazing talent to be able to build such a special, comical and sometimes bone-chilling world and fill it with so many great stories. David Tennant is by far the best Audible narrator that I have come across in my years of use with his wide variety of voices, tones and emotions. He has true talent in the profession and makes me feel like I am right there with the characters. Every one of these books are amazing! Listen to them all!!!

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Wow, that got dark

man the books are way darker than the movies, like hiccup is a slave and the dragons want genocide

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Nice story

Surprising turn of events but the performance it’s all right at least it’s a good story

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This is where the story gets darker.

Cressida Cowell really made a cohesive story that all culminates in this book. Fishlegs' speech will be my favorite part of the whole story.

David Tennant's performance is still great as a story teller.

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Best in the series so far

David Tennant does an amazing job, as he has done with the rest of the series. This book has the best narrative so far. it has lots of back story and history on Hiccup's ancestors, which was really interesting to finally learn about. The story does a spectacular job of tying in the past books to one full story. I can't recommend this one enough, and am very eager to read the next one!

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Sound effects were distracting

I listened to the audiobook of this book and I really did love it. The plot was fun and exciting and David Tenant was still amazing as the narrator but I did notice the new sound effects. Honestly, they were a little distracting. I actually would rate this a 4.5 stars because of the new sound effects.

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Awesome!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I loved this series. It is perfectly funny and endearingly sad at the same time

What other book might you compare How to Train Your Dragon: How to Steal a Dragon's Sword to and why?

There is no comparison - I just wish the series had gone on longer.

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

They all are! I can't just pick one.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hiccup is at it again.

Any additional comments?

Start to finish enjoyable the whole time.