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Publisher's Summary

Listen to the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films, narrated by David Tennant.
THE STORY CONTINUES in the second volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs....
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.
Can Hiccup find Grimbeard the Ghastly's treasure before Alvin the Treacherous gets his sneaky hands on it? And if Hiccup opens a box that says DO NOT OPEN, will he live to tell the tale?
How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.
Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in the rest of the series and check out the all-new Hiccup website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com. It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
©2004 Cressida Cowell (P)2004 Hodder Children's Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Georgia on 12-06-10

Another Tennant triumph

David Tennant brings these enthralling stories to life brilliantly! Both my 10 year old and I were captured by this story. The stories are fantastic, but David Tennant makes them a joy to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elisa on 11-27-11

I've never seen my nieces so enthralled

What made the experience of listening to How to Be a Pirate the most enjoyable?

David Tennant is an awesome narrator. The story is already fantastic, but he puts such gusto, feeling, and humour into his voice that listening to is a million times better than me reading it. I put it on and curled up at night with my 2 nieces and listened to this. I have never seen them so enthralled by anything before.

What did you like best about this story?

It is so funny, the main characters are so likable. An excellent

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

All of David tennant's performances are awesome. This is just as fantastic as any of them. I hope he continues to narrate more children's stories.

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

My nieces held their breath and were wide eyed with anticipation about once every chapter.

Any additional comments?

I would really love to see audible release the Unabridged version. But for now, this abridged version is still fun and perfect for an Aunt's one week visit.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ramona on 04-22-10

Fantastic audio book

David Tennant does a stellar job bringing the story to life. Even if you are not a kid anymore, Cressida Cowell's tales of Hiccup are so much fun to listen to that it is seriously addictive. Shame though that this is an abridged version.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kingjimza on 11-06-13

Brilliant

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Be a Pirate to be better than the print version?

I bought this originally for my kids, and I (42 years old) ended up enjoying the story the most. David Tennant is brilliant, the story is brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aunty A on 01-24-17

laugh out loud fabulousness

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Be a Pirate to be better than the print version?

Whole family love this series and David Tennant's narration.

What did you like best about this story?

quirky parts of story and the characters.

Any additional comments?

excellent voices by David Tennant.

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By Mel on 09-21-16

fantastic, my son LOVED it and I did too!

My 8yr old son loves the movies and series so I got him the book that inspired them How to train a dragon. he really enjoyed it however at bed time I'm often really tired and get all my character voices in jumble when I'm reading. Decided seeing if it was available as an audio book would be a good idea, when I found out the narrator was David Tennant I new it was great idea! It was, he kept up amazing voices all the way through the book even though there are so many ( and the accent was MUCH better than mine). It drew both my son and I into this crazy Viking world all cold, damp and wild. The only thing that wasn't so good was having to turn it off after a couple chapters for sleep time, the best thing though....... my son actually getting up on time and getting ready for School really fast so he can listen to some more of the book before we leave for school! thanks, Cressida and thanks David, it's time to down load the next one 😃

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