How to Be Speak Dragonese by Cressida Cowell, Narrated by David Tennant


Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy
Series: #3 in the How to Train Your Dragon series
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: 2006 for the book, 2013 for this audio edition
Length: 3 hours, 12 minutes
Read by: David Tennant
Source: Library

The Book:

From the author’s website:

Climbing on to a Roman Dragon Rustling ship by mistake in your first ‘Boarding an Enemy Ship’ lesson is bad enough. But to then discover that Alvin the Treacherous is also on board proves to Hiccup he couldn’t have been more wrong, especially when he steals his copy of How to Speak Dragonese. Can Hiccup save the dragons and the day?

My Thoughts:
This series is making fabulous road trip listening for us. I’m often hesitant to start an audiobook on a shorter trip because we end up having to finish listening to it separately. These are shorter and just keep us giggling no matter how bad the traffic.

David Tennant does an amazing job with the narration. You can almost hear a slight smirk in his voice. The character voices are fun and fit the wacky names in the book.

This time the story involves Roman soldiers, kidnapped heirs, a blood feud between the Hairy Hooligans and the Bog-Burglars. Hiccup gets some help from fun new allies who I hope show up again in future books.

Let your inner 8 year old have fun and listen to this series.

3.5 stars Rating 3.5/5 for the book

4.5 stars Rating 4.5/5 for the narration