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How to Speak Dragonese Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample How to Speak Dragonese (Unabridged), by Cressida Cowell
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 0 (2,399 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cressida Cowell Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third may very well grow up to be an awe-inspiring swordsman and the greatest Viking who ever lived, but as a boy, he is incredibly ordinary. In fact, the most impressive thing about the young, slightly freckle-faced Hiccup is just how unbelievably ordinary he is.

Sadly, Hiccup's dragon Toothless is no more impressive, only half the size of other boys' dragons. Still, in a world populated with characters like Gobber the Belch and Snotface Snotlout, zany adventure is always just around the bend. And in a crazy turn of events, Hiccup and Toothless find themselves going up against a horde of brawny, if not overly bright, Romans. Danger awaits, but this might be just the chance Hiccup needs to prove his bravery! Cressida Cowell is hailed as a new star in children's fiction (The Times).

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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 Review by 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. "

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About the Author

Cressida Cowell lives in London with her husband, Simon; her children Maisie, Clementine, and Alexander; and two cats, Lily and Baloo. In addition to translating Hiccup’s memoirs, she has written and illustrated such picture books as Hiccup, the Viking Who Was SeasickLittle Bo Peep’s Library Book, and That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.