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Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the quiet and thoughtful son of the Chief of the Hairy Hooligans, tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan by catching and training a dragon. Can Hiccup do it without being torn limb from limb?
Join his adventures and misadventures as he finds a new way to train dragons--and becomes a hero. This action-packed, hilarious, and perfectly illustrated novel is a modern classic beloved by millions across the globe.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Whoever heard of a Viking named Hiccup? The first book in Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon fantasy series is a playfully funny underdog story. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is an awkward and introspective boy who couldn’t be more out of place among his clan of fierce, marauding Vikings. He and his peers are about to go through a series of initiation tasks, including capturing and training a young dragon, and Hiccup seems destined to fail. But Cowell’s hero eventually discovers that the qualities that make him a misfit just might give him a leg up. David Tennant, the incredible star of Doctor Who, narrates this audiobook with breathless energy and a fantastic collection of character voices. We were fully on board, rooting for Hiccup and his scaly new friend and enjoying every moment of their high-flying adventures. Set in a wacky world that’s as fully realized as Hogwarts, this is a great listen for the entire family.
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Films made based on books are always their own thing, their own story and world. This review is about the books, not the film, nor a comparison of the two.
I found these books created an amazing, intricate and often harsh, world. Complex characters, vivid descriptions, and expertly designed storytelling. These books are well written, expertly read, and ridiculously enjoyable to listen to over & over.
My family loves the book versions of all of the characters, and the kids love the movie versions as an extended world within the same universe.
As they once said, It’s All Good.
After I watched the movies I began to read the books (because I didn’t even know there were books when I started watching them) I’m on the seventh book and they are AWESOME!!!!!! I don’t even care that they are different from the movies. The plots in both are great!!
Amazing Book U Should Totally Read
Awesome book! I really enjoyed it and love the author. I really think u did a good job. Be proud of urself. I also like the movie hehe!