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The hilarious series which inspired the Dream Works film. Hiccup has three months, five days and six hours to get back to Berk, save his father, battle Polarserpents AND win the annual Inter-Tribal Friendly Swimming Race. Can he do it???? David Tennant reads this hilarious children's clasic which can be enjoyed by everybody.

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

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Must listen to kids and adults alike

I honestly didn't think I'm going to like this series so much when I purchased the first audiobook. The stories are wonderful, and David makes them so much more alive with his narration. Highly recommended, to children and adults alike. No age limit here!

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  • Naist
  • Arendal, Norway
  • 03-09-16

Five stars across the board - enough said.

Simply put - Excellent story and performance by David Tennant.
Five stars across the board - enough said.

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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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Pirates and Dragon's Oh My!

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Ride a Dragon's Storm to be better than the print version?

Because my eyes are failing; I enjoy someone else reading to me, and if I had my druthers (which I do), I'd druther have David read to me.<br/>He's the most entertaining, you know.

What did you like best about this story?

Norbert the Nut-Job, now, King of the Hysterics.<br/><br/>He's sssooo serious and sulky. . . Lighten-up Norbert!<br/><br/>I just have a weakness for wacky inventors who are a bit eccentric, and can wheal an ax. . . That's just me.<br/>

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

His singing is: "Fabulous Darh-Link!"<br/>His voice when he sings the Viking song about a land that they are going to, AGAIN. . .And the the other song which would never,ever scare anyone " The Death Walk" it's a quaint lil' ditty.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well, there was the issue of taking the "Slave" mark imposed upon our hero, Hiccup to prove that he would keep his promise. (As I have privy to a lot of Hiccup's doing's) This is the first time he has had to make a promise.<br/>And I was skeptical as to HOW he could keep it. <br/>Because when you make a promise, you must keep your promise. . .<br/>Or no-one will ever trust you again!

Any additional comments?

Since I got it last month I have only listened to it. . .oh, five or six times. <br/>(I'm trying to learn the words to both songs-don't cha know).

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Love these books!

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

Yes, they are well written and very entertaining.

Who was your favorite character and why?

We really enjoy them all.

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

We have only listened to him on the How to Train Your Dragon series.

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

It definitely makes you laugh!

Any additional comments?

Keep them coming.

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  • Emma
  • Northcote, Australia
  • 07-19-12

Entertaining story, brilliantly narrated.

This story is very entertaining, and the narration by David Tennant is fantastic! My kids, aged 7 and 10 have listened to this a number of times over the last year, and now quote all the lines they think are funny. We all highly recommend it.

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Clever tale read with enthusiasm

If you've made it through the previous six stories in this sereis then you know what to expect - fanciful adventures involving nearly impossible situations and memorable characters. This story is no exception and is on par with some of the better tales in the series.

What sets apart our experience with this series is the inspired performance from narrator David Tennant. He doesn't just narrate the story, he gives a rollicking performance full of energy and hilarious characterizations. My kids listen to these repeatedly and like to imitate the vocalizations and accents for their favorite characters. These stories have become a fun family experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-17

Swimming race 💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧💧

This book is really really good ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I’d be all better if I was ill 🤒 it’s the best book 📖 I’ve ever read in my life ever.

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  • 09-11-17

Dress

Assesses seeded we S's is he as is as a in just under Jun by

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  • SHOMIK DATTA
  • 06-18-17

Great 🖤❤️💚💜💙💛💓💗💝

I loved this book when I read it age 8.
David Tennant makes the characters spring to life when I am listening to it

I would recommend this book to anyone who has a sense of humour and is over the age of 7

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  • Jenn Th.
  • 04-23-17

Brilliant story as always.

Full of humor, unbelievable situations and jaw-dropping escapes. A pleasure for children and adults on a long car journey.

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  • Kit3450
  • 10-07-16

Really funny and adventurous

I liked the story about the dragons it was very exciting. It was told very well. I liked the accents of Gobber the Belch and the other characters.

It was a nice long story, very detailed, I would listen to it again.

Luke age 9

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-16

A brilliant story

It is a really good story we love it so much it is really really good but it is a bit too short

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  • A. Uddin
  • 05-08-16

King of game

This book is epic. Just epic, I'm really suprise that I did not know this book, when I listen to this book I was really happy

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  • Alison Thompson
  • 02-24-16

Ace

This is a brilliant audio book especially when the massive and thunderous(not) norbet the nutjob got struck by a huge jagged piece of lightning.

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  • Heather S
  • 09-14-15

Ride a dragons Storm.

Excellent, well done Hiccup Horrendous Haddock 3rd , another great adventure. always enjoy listening to them.

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  • Kate
  • 12-01-13

Excellent story, superbly read

If you could sum up How to Ride a Dragon's Storm in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining and gripping

Who was your favorite character and why?

Toothless the dragon as he is always such a funny, reluctant hero.

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

All the characters are fantastic when read by David Tennant, he gives them all distinctive personalities immediately.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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  • 02-01-17

8 yrs old review

My 8 year old son loved it and played it again as soon as he finished it.