How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse by Cressida Cowell, Narrated by David Tennant


Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Series: #4 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 back of the paperback edition:

Hiccup’s best friend, Fishlegs has been stung by the deadly Venemous Vorpent! The only cure is the Vegetable-That-No-One-Dares-Name. In order to get his hands on this legendary prize and save his friend, Hiccup must travel tothe wintry island of Hysteria and battle the crazy Chief of the Hysterics, Norbert the Nutjob. Can he find a way to cheat the Vorpent’s curse or will he be too late?

My Thoughts:
This series has become our favorite for road trips. They are such fun they keep us entertained on even the most boring stretches of Interstate highway.

The scene where Hiccup, Camicazi and Toothless flee by riding a food tray down a snowy slope reminded me of my days in college in Texas when we stole trays from the cafeteria and used them as sleds when it snowed.

I may have started secretly nicknaming some of my co-workers with character names from this series. I’ll never admit who I think of as who but Norbert the Nutjob, Dogsbreath the Duhbrain, and The Doomfang are now my personal nicknames for a few of my co-workers.

David Tennant is simply fabulous as the narrator of this series. You can almost hear a slight smirk in his voice. The Hubster commented that he sounds like he had fun recording the series,

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