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How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

How to Train Your Dragon, Book 5
Narrated by: David Tennant
Series: How to Train Your Dragon, Book 5
Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
4.5 out of 5 stars (216 ratings)

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The hilarious series which inspired the Dream Works Film. The Fire-Stone has been stolen, the volcano is active and the Exterminator dragons have their CLAWS out! Can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? David Tennant reads this hilarious children's classic which can be enjoyed by everybody.

©2010 Cressida Cowell (P)2009 Hodder Children's Books

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Great for kids and those young at heart!

I really enjoy this series of books. When my son is a little older, we will read and listen to these books. David Tennant is a fantastic narrator, his voices are hilarious and wonderful. I highly recommend!

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Very good story

A very good story but some annoying and sad parts in the story but other than that very good

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Loved it

So awesome and cool and dragon battle war epic I just loved so much so cool and awesome love it

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Adorable

I like kid books on occasion. Don't get into this one thinking its anything like the movie though. So long as you keep the two separate from each other its enjoyable even for adults. Very cute and adorable as well as a lot of fun.

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A "Twisted" blast!

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

Yes, my son's could not stop listening. David Tennant's delivery of this tale just proves he is a multi-faceted actor. We (yeah, I couldn't stop listening either) have listened to all the stories up to this one and look forward to the rest ... especially if Mr. Tennant performs.

What did you like best about this story?

Non-stop action by a group of friends. Cressida Cowell has penned a classic series of tales. This one continues the adventure and Hiccup is one of those hero's that is able to provide the fun example of why violence is not always the best response to a situation. Cressida is able to use suitably engaging names (Snotlout, Gobber the Belch) and situations for boys hitting their potty humour stage of life. Just plain good fun from start to finish!

What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

David Tennant is able breathe life into each character with his incredible range of voices. You do not have any doubt about who has spoken a line or what is to be conveyed. Yet another simply incredible performance from a very talented actor.

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Over summer vacation the kids and I listened to 4 of the series of 8. It was great fun and David Tennant made the characters come alive with different voices and personalities.

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  • boosmummy
  • 12-12-13

Another Winner

What did you like most about How to Twist a Dragon's Tale?

My kids absolutely love this book following the story of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and this 5th book in the series is wonderful. They're fun and adventurous which appeal to my boys.

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

David Tennant is wonderful at narrating these books, he really gets into the story which keeps my youngest entertained.

Any additional comments?

We have this series of books on in the car when travelling, they're wonderfully entertaining even for the adults and keep everyone amused on long journeys.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-23-19

It helps

The book makes me feel something good in me. Hiccup is a lot like me because now one likes me too you understand.
By kye

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  • Sanchia
  • 12-21-18

Fantastic

Best book so far! I am really enjoying these books. Great performance of a wonderful series.

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  • Ms. Victoria Trow
  • 10-18-18

It is great

This book is great 😀😀😀 I love it my kids love it it's truly amazing

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  • NP
  • 09-13-19

Yum yum

Crikey! I think that we can all agree that yum yum is about the size of this yummy yummy yum yum yum do you think so too? If so do the conga wonga with me on the moon!!!!!

Yum.

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  • J W FERRIS
  • 09-11-19

Yet again another great book

Once again I sit here to review another great book in the series of how to train your dragon, so here we go it's just great so so funny and with the voice of David Tennant making up different voices for the diffe=rent characters is just fantastic keep up with the fantastic work and i will see you after the next book

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  • RKDas
  • 08-04-19

Faults to the author

How could Alvin become a lava lout when he was gone for 15 years and comes back still as a lava lout When he had left for 15 years Delivering the heart ruby stone to hiccups mother Valhallarama

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  • a wood
  • 10-11-18

Never enough!

Terrified Lavalouts, nervous mine escapee windwalkers, and a deadly exterminator eating fire dragon? What else could you need in one book? Cressida Cowell thinks a runt son of a chief, a psychopathic teacher, a bogburgerler better then her parents, a berserker with asthma, a maniacal outcast riding an exterminator, and last, but most definitely not least, a barbarian hero with a terrible singing voice. Oh, and David Tennant is so good at the voices it's unbelievable. Of course, you'll know that if you've listened to the others.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-22-18

Can be a bit scerg

The is a bit of cilen but uvewise I love it :)😃😀😃😀😃😀😄😁😄😁😄😁😉😅😉😅😉😅😉😬😉😅:) what I am triying to saey is that it is lovely realy nice you shod get it for it is lovely 🌈💮💐😉😯😇

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  • A. Harvey
  • 07-12-16

AWESOME :D

Awesome book

Great way to entertain people 😉😀

Exiting story
Alvin the treacherous (will he ever die)
👍👍👍👍👍😀

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  • Judith Conway
  • 05-04-18

narrator makes excellent story truly memorable

David Tennant's ability to bring the characters to life proves how versatile he is .

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  • Fleur
  • 04-29-18

So good

This is the best book I have ever heard or read in my life
Sooo good😀😀 I love it and the rest of the books to 👌

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  • Leanne
  • 05-23-15

Fantastic fun for all ages!

Absolutely love this audiobook, so much so that I have since begun working my way through the entire series. The narration by David Tennant is superb & will have you in
stitches & laughing out loud.

By the way, I am well above the average age of the reader that these books are written for!