Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781478954002

  • ISBN: 9781478980940

Runtime: 3.51 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2015 School Library Journal Top Pick of Summer Audiobooks

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a truly extraordinary Viking hero known throughout Vikingdom as the “Dragon Whisperer” on account of his power over the terrifying beasts—but it wasn’t always so.

Travel back to the days when the mighty warrior was just a boy, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans. Can Hiccup capture a dragon and train it without being torn limb from limb? Join the adventure as the small boy finds a better way to train his dragon and becomes a hero!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Legendary Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III comes to life thanks to a spirited performance from narrator Tennant. In this first volume of Cowell’s popular series, Hiccup must, as a rite of passage, catch a dragon…In this winning audio edition, Tennant’s narration is theatrical and sure to entertain listeners of all ages. The narrator’s pacing is perfect, his character voices unique, and the accents he creates believable. An enthusiastic performance from Tennant makes this a must-listen.” Publishers Weekly (starred audio review)
“Fresh, funny dialogue…Short chapters, clever slapstick, kid-pleasing character names…will keep even reluctant readers turning these pages—and chuckling as they go.” Publishers Weekly
“[Tennant] brings a slew of Scottish accents to this high-spirited rendering of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III’s journey toward true heroism…The taunting tones applied to Snotlout and his grunting sidekick, Dogsbreath, are a hoot. Tennant has a special talent for creating larger-than-life voices, particularly the lisping and stuttering of the dragon, Toothless, and the deep, malicious purring of the sea dragon. Music and ominous dragon roaring between scenes accentuate the performance.” AudioFile
“This is a goofy and exciting tale of an underdog who proves that brains can be just as important as brawn. Kids will hoot at the ridiculous names and sympathize with Hiccup’s exasperation with his truly obstinate but strangely lovable dragon. A delightful read.” School Library Journal
“Wildly enjoyable…The hilarious farce will appeal to heroic fiction fans as much as to scaredy-cats.” Booklist
“[Cowell’s] genuinely fierce, intelligent, and scary dragons nearly steal the show, but Hiccup and his diminutive sidekick ultimately come out on top, both displaying a proper hero’s mix of quick wit, courage, and loyalty.” Kirkus Reviews
“David Tennant imbues each character in this wild tale with energy and humor, from the booming members of the Hairy Hooligan Tribe to the ominously cultured tones of a terrifying sea dragon.” School Library Journal (audio review)

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Author

Author Bio: Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell is the internationally bestselling author and illustrator of The Wizards of Once and the How to Train Your Dragon series. She grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland and now lives in Hammersmith, England.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 3.51
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English