Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy
Series: #9 in the How to Train Your Dragon series
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Publication Date: 2011 for the book, 2014 for this audio edition
Length: 5 hours
Narrated by: David Tennant
From the publisher:
The How to Train Your Dragon series chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Viking underdog Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his dragon, Toothless. In Book 9, a dragon rebellion is coming–filled with the meanest, nastiest dragons in the Archipelago. Razor-wings, Tonguetwisters, and Vampire Ghouldeaths are attacking Vikings and seem to be seeking one soul in particular: Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third! Only a King can save them…and only a champion with all of the King’s Lost Things can be King. In his adventures, Hiccup has collected quite a few “things” himself. But can a scrawny Viking save the entire Archipelago from certain doom? To find out, Hiccup will have to outwit a witch, fight his arch-enemy, and beat back an army of bloodthirsty dragons with just one sword.
This series is just a hoot and a half. They have become a favorite for road trip audiobooks for us because they’re relatively short so we can finish a book on a short weekend getaway. David Tennant’s voice and the sheer enthusiasm of his narration keeps us entertained and engaged even on the long boring stretches of highway.
You can’t go wrong with this series. It’s got Vikings, Dragons, funny names, funnier names, action, adventure, evil villains, loyal friends and all kinds of other fun. David Tennant’s narration truly makes this even better than the print edition.
You might want to have the print editions on hand though, because the illustrations are wonderful and nice to be able to refer along with listening.
Having children is definitely not a requirement for enjoying listening to these books
3.5/5 for the book
4.5/5 for the narration