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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,145 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cressida Cowell Narrator: David Tennant Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The How to Train Your Dragon Series Release Date: December 2013 ISBN: 9781478954170
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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?

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robbie | 2/20/2014

    " This is #6 in the books on which the movie "How to Train Your Dragon" was loosely based. I loved the movie...not so much the book. This is the only one I've read but the excessive descriptive mentions of the character "Big-Boobied Bertha" turned me off. I can't say how many times Cowell talks about her excessively large bosum and its accomplishments but it was "a lot" too many. In the dragonese section in the back "piss-person" is used frequently...also a turn-off. I don't think my boys will be reading any more of these. While I don't know for sure, my guess is Cressida Cowell is British. They may consider us prudes but I consider her way too loose in what she thinks is appropriate for young children. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louelle van Rens | 2/19/2014

    " Omg Hiccup is a clever smart ass and I can't stop loving these books?!? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Owl | 2/19/2014

    " Love it. At the back of the book, there is a dragonese dictionary and a dragon encyclopaedia at the back. Thanks Cressida! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mccall h | 2/14/2014

    " This book is about how not to spend your birthday....and other crazy things.It is also kind of funny.but violent in one part. After the violance there was a really good part it was so good i could not put that book down.also I like how this book has a guide of dragons in the back.In the very back they have a dictanary of dragoniese. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joelle | 2/7/2014

    " This book had more of a straight forward message than the others we've read in this series - books are wonderful and valuable and not to be kept locked up by the Hairy Scary Librarian! I really enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss Banana | 2/3/2014

    " I felt this was the weakest of the books so far. I still enjoyed it, but it all went by too quickly and just sort of felt more like a filler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mathew Bridle | 1/28/2014

    " although another fun read it was too short. All of the pages at the back of the book were taken up with a dragon guide and dragonese dictionary. Though fun in temselves I would have prefered the last 50 pages to have been filled with story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William A | 1/20/2014

    " Amazing! Never knew there were these kinds of dragons. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jiawei Ong | 12/25/2013

    " I like the personlality of Hiccup. He does not want to be a leader or anything. He's small and weak, but when one of his buddies is in danger, he would help his buddy even if the journey/adventure can take his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffiny | 12/18/2013

    " Not my personal favorite of the series ie not as exciting but as always a good message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrés | 10/20/2013

    " this is a really fun anexiting book. It has things that no one could imagen. I sugest to read this book and the original version. It has things so fantastic that look real "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 9/16/2013

    " Just as fun as all the others. My 7yo son can't get enough of Hiccup and his adventures! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 9/16/2013

    " Great book, however, it didnt quite follow the same pattern as the others. This quest is just as fun as the others, but its not as crucial and life saving as the others. The fate of the Hooligan tribe doesnt rest in the balance here. but it was still great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margbar11 | 9/1/2013

    " sick day = read, read, read aloud "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Devereau Booth | 8/7/2013

    " LOVE IT!!! SAME FOR ALL IN SERIES "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 7/30/2013

    " This series is a must for kids & parents to enjoy together. Funny and adventurous with lots of great lessons about love, loyalty, friendship and family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dallin | 6/29/2013

    " Issa de middling zuzutime. Toothlessul flick-flame bum-support. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanner | 4/28/2013

    " It is a realy great book. It is a MUST READ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabitha | 4/6/2013

    " Talon and I love these fun, addictive books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michalla | 1/18/2013

    " it was ok. Really fast read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Hartmann Andersen | 12/4/2012

    " Another fantastic book about Hiccup and toothless. You have got to love the stories. In this book Big-Boobied Bertha is one of the best charecters ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mustang | 8/15/2012

    " it was grate i think it was his birthday too. He said that was not the way to spend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 4/17/2012

    " Bedtime reading with my son "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joslins | 3/27/2012

    " Yet another addition to the amazing (and unbelievable) adventures of Hiccup the Viking and his friends. In this book, it is Hiccup's birthday and things go all wrong but you know that things will turn out ok in the end, you just don't know how. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 3/23/2012

    " I enjoy these books. They are a very fast read and make me chuckle. I know my boys will like them when I get around to reading them to them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 3/11/2012

    " I can never keep a smile off my face when reading a 'How to Train Your Dragon' book. "

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About the Author

Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland, where she spent her time writing stories, fishing for things to eat, and exploring the island looking for dragons. She was convinced that there were dragons living on the island and has been fascinated by them ever since.

About the Narrator

David Tennant, Earphones Award-winning narrator, is a Scottish actor who, over twenty years, has starred on stage, screen, television, and radio. In 2008 he played a widely praised Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company but is probably best known for his role as the tenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who, along with the title role in the 2005 television serial Casanova and as Barty Crouch Jr. in the 2005 film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. On stage he has played Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing, as well as the title roles in Hamlet and Richard II.