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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was a Viking hero - dashing, brave, and ever so hairy. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere.... Toothless has been captured, the nanodragon is about to be gobbled, and Sharkworms are on the loose. Once again we are relying on Hiccup to be a hero.

Β©2005 Cressida Cowell (P)2006 Hodder Children's Books

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David Tennant's narration makes this worth the $$!

Cressida Cowell's "How to Train Your Dragon" series comes to life as read by Scottish actor David Tennant. His voice is magical - the accents he gives some of the characters are over-the-top hilarious -- just perfect for this great romp. Our family has the books but we have also purchased the audio versions just to hear David Tennant's performance. (Of course, as huge Doctor Who fans, we are a bit biased!)

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Where does How to Speak Dragonese rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The How to Train Your Dragon series of books are the only audiobooks we (Mom, Dad, Son (8 yrs old) and Daughter (5 yrs old) have ever listened to, and we are sold. It has been a huge hit with the entire family for long road trips.

What did you like best about this story?

The kids love the entire series. The highlight of this one for them was when Alvin the Trecherous fell out of the baloon.

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

It made us laugh. We loved it!

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We recommend for the entire family. A great book to bridge the age gap between our 8 and 5 year old. I also think older kids would like it.

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Fun, quick listen!

Just like the other books in the series, this one was equally fun. I laughed out loud a few times. And David Tennant's voice acting is amazing.

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Another great story!

Again, I’m listening to this book with an Australian family while on tour. Everyone unanimously gave this book 5 stars. My 9 year old girl loved the cliffhanger at the end of the book. The 12 year old boy liked: “when the fat dude got electrocuted!” And the mom loved the colosseum type fight!

Well done to both the author and narrator! We’re hoping to do book 4 in two days time!

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Great audiobook!

I'm 35 years old and I've really enjoyed the "How to Train your Dragon" series so far. Great amount of action and humour in them. David Tennant is a great narrator!

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Awsome

This book is so Awesome ,funny ,cool when snotlout gets pushed by fish legs overboard ha ha ha ha ha!

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Fabulous for kids (age 7+) and adults

If you could sum up How to Speak Dragonese in three words, what would they be?

perfect for travel

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The whole How to Train Your Dragon series is so worth its price! David Tennant's reading is amazingly entertaining. Our family now has standing jokes about Hiccup Horrendous Haddoc the Third, Big Boobied Bertha and "Oh, ye actually arr not a bad sword fighter! For a boy, o'course..." complete with the required pronunciation : ) Only word of caution: the language and accents may be hard to follow for kids under 7ish.

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Great book, love Tennant.

This is a great continuation of the adventure but some of the action and gore may be more suited to older listeners.

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Fun for the whole family

What made the experience of listening to How to Speak Dragonese the most enjoyable?

The great interplay between the story and the narration made this a truly entertaining and enjoyable listen. The story is solid, and well worth reading on its own - full of adventure, intrigue, creativity, and individuality - but when the narration of Tennant is added to the mix you get a 1+1=5 scenario. He really brings the already great story to life.

I occasionally have trouble keeping track of who is speaking when listening to audio books but Tennant's character voices are so distinct, and fantastic, that not only do they make it easy to follow the dialogue, they make it seem as if there is an entire cast performing the book. The only downside (and its a very small, potentially hilarious one) is occasionally I would get sidetracked trying to figure out how one person was making so many different voices (complete with trying to mimic them), I would have to "rewind" the audio to catch the bit of story I missed.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how real Hiccup and his friends are. This isn't the story of someone suddenly finding out they are exactly what the world thinks they should be, or of some mystical "fairy godmother" figure coming down and fixing everything. This series is about a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, and all of the wonderful lessons, challenges, and self appreciation that is gained through that process. A message we can all benefit from hearing more often.

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

Yes.

Any additional comments?

These books are great for people of all ages!

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Totally Epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What did you love best about How to Speak Dragonese?

Kamikaze's escape plans. I liked it when he actually told you how to speak Dragonese as well as when Hiccup fought his way out of the arena.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Speak Dragonese?

When he told you how to speak Dragonese, as the translations hilarious!

Which scene was your favorite?

When Hiccup told you how to speak Dragonese.

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

When Hiccup told you how to speak Dragonese, I was lying on the floor for five minutes laughing my head off!!!!!!!

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  • 12-05-17

Fort sinister 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

This book is really one of the best I’ve ever had and it’s so funny πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†I don’t know what will happen next??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?¿?

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  • 06-22-17

I love David Tennant πŸ˜ƒ!

I love it it's so adventurous good for children over 6 I recommend thisπŸ“– so much πŸ‘©‍❀‍πŸ‘©πŸ’πŸ‘¨‍❀‍πŸ’‹‍πŸ‘¨πŸ‘©‍❀‍πŸ’‹‍πŸ‘©πŸ’‘πŸ‘¨‍❀‍πŸ‘¨

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  • 02-21-17

Dragonese

This is my favourite of all the how to train your dragon. Camikazi is first mentioned in this book (she's my best character).

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  • 06-26-16

Epic!!!

I loved this book. Really good. I have listened to some other books in the how to train your dragon series

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  • neil
  • 02-06-16

Daughter captivated by David's characterisation.

We both enjoyed listening, lucky fire me David and I read the book the same way. Hiccup is a superb role model really. ......

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  • A Raven
  • 06-28-15

Brilliant as always.

Another fabulous book from Cressida Cowell and a brilliant performance from David Tennant.
We absolutely adore the dragon books. David Tennant just brings them alive with his narration. Every character has a different voice, a different accent, it's like listening to a cast of a play.
Download and enjoy.

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  • jerry
  • 02-01-15

fantastic

great for the kids listening to in the car on long journeys and the adults too

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  • 12-12-13

Very Funny

Where does How to Speak Dragonese rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Another winner from Cressida Cowell, we're slowly collecting all this series on audiobook and they're well worth the money. We've listened to this many times and it never gets boring. David Tennant is just brilliant at the narration.

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

I put this book on my boys ipod and they listened to it when they went to bed...didn't go to sleep until the whole book had finished though so glad it was a Saturday night! Definitely a winner in our house.

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  • Harry Collins
  • 12-07-20

Amazing book !

This book was full off surprises and you could never tell what would happen next. So far this has got to my favourite book of all of them.

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  • Elaine
  • 01-21-14

Great (again)!

Would you listen to How to Speak Dragonese again? Why?

Absolutely. Giving the Bog Burglers Welsh accents is genius!

What was one of the most memorable moments of How to Speak Dragonese?

Has to be when Kamakazi is fighting Hiccup in the prison. Brilliant.

What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

David Tennant again captures the Characters brilliantly and brings the audiobook alive. I have listened to several other audiobooks and so far no-one comes close.

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

Yep! And my 5 year old son did as well. He was very disapointed when we arrived at school and I turned the story off.

Any additional comments?

There is a bit of repetition from 'How to Train Your Dragoon' in introducing the characters which is a bit frustrating, but understandable if for some reason this is your 1st book in the series (but why would you want to miss out on How to Train Your Dragon?!).

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  • Judith Conway
  • 03-08-18

Listening pleasure for all ages

Driving too and from school has become a highlight for all of us. David Tennant is the perfect voice for Hiccup.

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  • Anne-Marie
  • 09-24-16

awesome

my son likes it so much he wants to speak dragonese all the time. great book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-15-20

Agree

I agree with the LISTENING WITH PLESURE FOR ALL AGES comment David tenet is offical legend but ima confuses about the AMAZING comment and da PIG one like whhaaaaaaaaaaa????!??

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-20

Great Book!

Soo good, I have already read the entire book series twice and I have started to watch the movies and tv series and both are AWESOME, and David Tenant reading it is also amazing. It’s weird at first but you will get used to it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-10-20

Amazing

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