• How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 5
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (237 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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great

great entertainment as always
David Tennant Will never dissapoint me
as proven yet again .

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Such a great series!

Unfortunately, the Australian family’s tour has come to an end and they were unable to enjoy this next volume with me. I can’t help to imagine all the parts they would have enjoyed.

Again, this book is so cleverly written and had me laughing and sitting on the edge of my seat several times!

Well done again to both author and narrator. You both are truly gifted!

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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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  • 12-12-13

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 05-30-22

Great fun, action adventure as always

"Awesome!" says 7 yr old. "Good, but bit sad at the end," says 7yr old. Great story, action-packed adventures, funny characters, and brilliant voice acting by Tennant. We have enjoyed all the audiobooks in the series.

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  • sarah c turner
  • 04-24-22

another excellent book

brilliant story, the characters are all still fresh and exciting. the narration is flawless.

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  • 12-10-21

Understanding: graet

5stars for David tenant,different voices for each characters. Says it like it is happening all the music is so realistic that I think it is real (taken me 3 months for me to get used to it ☺☺☺☺☺

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  • MR W RICHARD
  • 11-29-21

Amazing book

My faverouite narator
Great book
Will Alvin the treacherous survive?
I sure hope not!

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  • Niks
  • 08-30-21

Great!

Amazing! Great performance and hours of entertainment from one of my child's favourite authers highly recomended.

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  • Richard Brookes
  • 07-19-21

Another Fantastic Story,

Yet another gripping tale, as Hiccup goes on another quest, to save the island of Berk.
Made even better with the voice of David Tennant.

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  • 04-07-21

Lol

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  • Unhappy
  • 09-08-21

awsome

I loved it, it is exquisite. I love the music. it is my favourite

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  • J. Frost
  • 11-20-20

Another great hiccup adventure

We have enjoyed all of Hiccup's adventures so far! This one features the same great performance and yet another entertaining storyline. My four-year-old and I enjoyed it together in the car.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-11-20

Good game but no candidate

Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh guy who has the blue black blue pink black black blue black white black black white blue blue white white blue blue

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-23-20

The 29th time I’ve read the series

It’s brilliant I love it I love to listening to it before I go to bed and my way to places and when I take my puppy for a walk

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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!