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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,873 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cressida Cowell Narrator: David Tennant Publisher: Hachette Children's Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Hiccup was a Viking hero - dashing, brave and ever so clever. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere. In this riproaring adventure he recounts his early days - when he still had a lot to learn about swordfights, shipwrecks, and homicidal dragons.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/18/2014

    " hiccup is trying to tell the hooligans that if you go to skullions island you will be eaten once you put your foot on the island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/10/2014

    " Enjoyed this one more than the first because I was able to stop seeing the differences between the book and movie. Suspenseful, funny, and I really like Hiccup and Fishlegs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thayer Smock | 11/30/2013

    " Gabe read this one, not me, but he thouht it was great and worthy of 4 stars. Book #3 How to Speak Dragonese is his favorite so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camryn | 11/27/2013

    " THis book wasn't my favorite "How to train your dragon" bbook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Cushing | 11/25/2013

    " Another cute offering in the How to Train Your Dragon series. These are just the right length for me to read through while I'm waiting for something like a doctor's appointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonie | 11/22/2013

    " Just finished reading this book with my son. He enjoyed it as much as he did the first one. Now he is anxious to start the third. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophiene | 9/5/2013

    " This series is just great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ami | 8/4/2013

    " Cute. I didn't realize that it was the second book until I had already started it. I wish I would have read the first book before reading this one. "

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

    " A great addition to the series, I did read this one before How to Train Your Dragon, and I was still able to follow along since they are separate stories. Great for boys, reluctant readers, and also has a lot of gross humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Afton Nelson | 5/8/2013

    " My boys all love these books. My 12 year old reads them quickly, then listens in while I read them aloud to the 5 and 7 year old. Cressida Cowell has struck gold with Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elena | 12/7/2012

    " Cute book, funny kid drawings and a nice story. Entertaining and good, it shows how Hiccup now becomes a pirate and a bit more of the story behind the Hero he is nowadays... Nice book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missie | 11/21/2012

    " I loved reading this book with my kids, and would like to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Baker | 4/13/2012

    " Another fun tale from the memoirs of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laramort | 3/10/2012

    " I don't think my son liked this one as much as I did this time around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 2/24/2012

    " Who doesn't like a story with wild adventures and sarcastic humor? Add in a Viking named Hugefarts and you've got a winner of a tale. Fun, sometimes exciting, sometimes silly read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Redwallcrazy- My God is Healer, Awesome in Power! | 1/28/2012

    " It was cute, very boy humor, but it was cute all the same and I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Gardner | 1/15/2012

    " Love this series! I wish more were on audio book. This book really just couldn't be funnier or more fun. Hiccup's adventures just get better and better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ravenreads | 12/19/2011

    " On behalf of my7 year old - this book is absolutely hilarious! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isaiah Elsener | 8/10/2011

    " thisbook was even better than the first "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vincent Kyin | 6/30/2011

    " it was really funny, and interesting to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 6/16/2011

    " Another fun tale from the memoirs of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anh | 6/11/2011

    " Just like its precedent, this book is funny and every kid would love it. Light atmosphere, filled with humorous, kind and cruel Vikings, shipwrecks, treasures and dragons. The talking dragons is a nice touch, they're lovely and vile all the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rod | 6/10/2011

    " A few pieces of language I would not have selected for children but otherwise a great book for my 8 and 4 year olds... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/7/2011

    " Just a fun frolicking read :) This even only took me a couple of days, it's such a fast read. Very fun and entertaining. Just as good as the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 5/4/2011

    " A great sequel. Very funny with the return of our favorite heros...Hiccup and Toothless!! Wonderful developments with promise of laughs in the futrue books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Risaolsan | 4/22/2011

    " Sampai sekarang aku baca bagus, tiap halamannya bergambar jadi seru bacanya
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 La | 3/29/2011

    " Not as good as the first. Laughed out loud in a few places, good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miss Clark | 3/29/2011

    " I read these after watching the feature film from Dreamworks, which I greatly enjoyed. However, they are two very different things, no more so apparent than in the vastly different portrayals of Toothless. So, be aware of that.

    The books are amusing and easy reads for kids 7 and up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sri | 3/21/2011

    " ALAN the treacherous arrives. Danger follows. Will they be able to defeat the awesome and poisonous dragon? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 3/4/2011

    " Another fun book in the series. A nice, silly read to divert you from the daily grind. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ami | 3/3/2011

    " Cute. I didn't realize that it was the second book until I had already started it. I wish I would have read the first book before reading this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Desi | 3/3/2011

    " brilliant! looove it!

    dengan segala sumpah serapah, makian, dan kebodohan Stoick Agung (lol), 'inside'-nya keren! looove it!
    berencana untuk beli seri lanjutannya. dimana, eh? "

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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.