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  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 2
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (789 ratings)

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How to Be a Pirate

By: Cressida Cowell
Narrated by: David Tennant
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Summary

Listen to the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films, narrated by David Tennant.

THE STORY CONTINUES in the second volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs....

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.

Can Hiccup find Grimbeard the Ghastly's treasure before Alvin the Treacherous gets his sneaky hands on it? And if Hiccup opens a box that says DO NOT OPEN, will he live to tell the tale?

How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.

Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in the rest of the series and check out the all-new Hiccup website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com. It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!

©2004 Cressida Cowell (P)2004 Hodder Children's Books

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Fantastic audio book

David Tennant does a stellar job bringing the story to life. Even if you are not a kid anymore, Cressida Cowell's tales of Hiccup are so much fun to listen to that it is seriously addictive. Shame though that this is an abridged version.

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Brilliant

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I bought this originally for my kids, and I (42 years old) ended up enjoying the story the most. David Tennant is brilliant, the story is brilliant.

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Great book

Yet again another great book I really are enjoying those books I would say great for anyone

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it as short but good

I loved it and a good book by them amazing and terrific but very short

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excellent

loved it as did the whole family from 6 - 56 years old

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amazing

amazing story even for adults and children now for the next book. what will happen

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Awesome!

This book was really good! I found myself missing out a bit on description but overall I thought it was excellent! I love Cressida cowell and it was really good to hear this book! I really enjoyed listening to David tenant aswell as I saw him on doctor who and I thought his reading was splendid 😊

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Fantastic

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my whole family loved all these Hiccup books. made long car journeys whizz by and the boys even wanted to continue listening when we got home. David Tennant is a fantastic narrator. We are eagerly awaiting the last two books.

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OMG!!!!!THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!!!

I loved this book.i was just putting it on and when i did i instantly passed out.

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