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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,399 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: 9781478954064
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A Viking lesson in pirating takes a strange turn when Hiccup and his best friend, Fishlegs, accidentally raid the wrong ship while trying to escape Sharkworms. The two lads rescue a tiny yet arrogant nanodragon named Ziggerastica, but then they are kidnapped as part of a vicious plot to steal every dragon on the Isle of Berk. Hiccup must rely on his tiny new friend—and his ability to speak Dragonese—to save the day … again!

The rollicking sequel to How to Train Your Dragon and How to Be a Pirate offers a fast-paced plot, slapstick humor, and witty dialogue.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “There is a lot of raucous humor and mock-heroic dialogue; ridiculous names add to the fun…The broad humor of Hiccup’s misadventures will appeal to reluctant readers.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 2/20/2014

    " this wasn't the best book ever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 2/18/2014

    " Funny, a good series. Good new characters as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steff | 2/17/2014

    " This book was silly and so fun. I laughed through the whole thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Robertson | 2/13/2014

    " After I saw the movie,How to Train your Dragon, I discovered it was based on a book series - so I found some of them and read them. I must say, the movie was completely different than the books; don't get me wrong, they are both really good. The books were much funnier and a lot more goes on. I enjoyed these laugh-out-loud books and would recommend them to a child who is interested in dragons, vikings, and fantasy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MCR Lover!!!!!!!!!!! | 2/11/2014

    " LOVE THIS BOOOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU TOOTHLESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 1/25/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Siobhan O' Sullivan | 1/11/2014

    " another great book to read to my son!! funny and inspiring! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michail | 1/6/2014

    " Brilliant!!! :-) funny and relaxing!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl Davis | 12/21/2013

    " The first in this series is the best, but they're all worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Porter | 11/25/2013

    " skinny creepy guy get eaten by sharkworms and died but did he? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 11/9/2013

    " These books are so cute and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nenangs | 9/10/2013

    " keren. ceritanya, juga ilustrasinya yang "sangar". :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanner | 8/27/2013

    " Part of a series called "The Misadventures of Hiccup The Viking". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lexie | 8/20/2013

    " Another great Hiccup adventure. Funny with tons of adventure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacey | 8/18/2013

    " Hiccup and his friend Fishlegs are kidnapped along with the heir of the Bog-Burglar tribe. Alvin is back to cause more trouble, this time between the tribes. Hiccup must save the day and keep the tribes from feuding! I love the crazy Viking adventures and mayhem that ensues! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimba | 4/10/2013

    " Oh H.H.H. what exciting adventures and what fun to read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffiny | 1/4/2013

    " The part my son liked the most was the.... everything! (I didn't hear the whole thing myself but there were some funny parts and it had a great message about being courageous.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger Smitter | 7/30/2012

    " A fun read, especially for the names like Bog-Burgler, Snotlout and Camicazi. It's an adventure story that holds your attention despite the silly undertows of having fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helna | 6/24/2012

    " asli kocak nih ceritanya.. yang nerjemahin gokil milih kata-katanya... :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 4/5/2012

    " I liked the epilogue. I thought it was very touching:0) "

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

    " it really is fun to learn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 mina | 12/6/2011

    " Pokoknya apa pun tentang Hiccup dan naganya yang menyebalkan si Toothless, aku suka! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 11/16/2011

    " loaned to me by my nephew, fun series, great "notebook" drawings "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 palmer, the AWESOME ONE or | 11/9/2011

    " the main character,Hiccup, had to go on a daring quest that could change his life forever.Will he be a hero or a baby? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 8/8/2011

    " These "How to Train Your Dragon" books are cute and funny, and I really like the way Cowell writes. I think they would be great for grades 3-6, although my 2nd grader granddaughter loves them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan R | 6/25/2011

    " I thought that this book was an short and easy read but it was fun. I recommend this book for 11 year-olds . The main character (Hiccup) and his beast friend (Fish-legs) were a bunch of weakling which somehow surviving being captured by Romans. All in all this book was not bad ***stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anh | 6/23/2011

    " This one is hilarious, I really laughed out loud at many places. 2 thumbs up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick | 6/22/2011

    " Yet another great adventure in the ongoing story of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 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... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iyut | 6/9/2011

    " juga bukunya Ijul.. bisa kelar gak yah sebelum kopdar? :D

    tapi kalaupun gak selesai, toh punya edisi englishnya, hehehe "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 6/9/2011

    " Funny, a good series. Good new characters as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 badger | 5/26/2011

    " Love Hiccup!!! :) adorable book...I like Camicaze, hope she appears in the following books as well :) "

  • 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

    " I hate that Alan whats up with him and romans i do not know. Though i do know he LOVES revenge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chandler | 3/6/2011

    " Hiccup Learns how to speak dragonese by toothless Hiccup's dragon. But is captered by Madgut's. "

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

    " i thought cowell will really teach us the dragonese, tapi sebenarnya ngga sama sekali cuma huruf-huruf yang dipanjangin aja.
    tttooothhleeessss yoouu arreee cuuuteeee!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malik | 2/19/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book because it comes with a useful dragonese dictionary for basic words and it's full of adventure and fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ewanj | 2/7/2011

    " This book is good because it introduces the Romans, who were actually there at that time. Hiccup finds out that the romans are excellent inventors, but they also eat dragons! Hiccups arch enemy, Alvin the Treacherous is back! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/23/2011

    " I find that these books are rather enjoyable. Quick reads but more varied than some other IR series I've read. (A Series of Redundant Events) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helna | 1/12/2011

    " asli kocak nih ceritanya.. yang nerjemahin gokil milih kata-katanya... :D "

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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.