How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons : How to Train Your Dragon

  • by Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by David Tennant
  • Series: How to Train Your Dragon
  • 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's Hiccup's birthday, but that's not going to keep him from getting into trouble. To save his dragon, Toothless, from being banished, Hiccup must sneak into the Meathead Public Library and steal the Viking's most sacred book. But the Vikings see books as a dangerous influence, and keep them locked up and under heavy guard. To save his friend, Hiccup must brave the Hairy Scary Librarian and his dreadful army of Meathead Warriors and face off against the formidable Driller-Dragons. Will he make it out and live to see his next birthday?


What the Critics Say

"David Tennant uses his Scots brogue to full enthusiastic effect as Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third and his Viking and dragon friends brave Driller Dragons, Red Hot Itchyworms, and the Hairy Scary Librarian to steal a book from the forbidden library. Crowell's book is silly, clever fun, and Tennant makes the most of every over-the-top character (Big-Boobied Bertha is a favorite), improbable situation, and funny anachronism. There's even a subversive message about the importance of books and a lesson in translating Dragonese, which Tennant delivers with giggle-inducing gusto. Listeners will be charmed and entertained and will want to seek out the whole series." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

How many ways, books are useful !

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons to be better than the print version?

In print or audio, this is an awesome story to hear or read !!

What other book might you compare How to Train Your Dragon: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons to and why?

How to Train your Dragon ! Another awesome story !!

What about David Tennant’s performance did you like?

He did quite well with each character !! Voice changes, was wonderful !!

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

I held my breath at parts in this story !! Other parts of this book made me smile, indeed !

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- Chris's Card

Pretty good!

Not my favorite of the series, but still a good story. My complaint about he performance is because there's some cool processing that goes on, and it only lasts for a very short time, when it could totally last longer! But hey, I'm a sound designer, so it probably won't bother anyone else! Otherwise it's a fun book! Listened to it while I shopped for, made, and ate dinner. Good book!
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- Robert G.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio