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- Listening Length: 2 hours and 54 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hachette Childrens Books
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 22 April 2010
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003IQHQ4G
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How to Be a Pirate: How to Train Your Dragon, Book 2 Audiobook – Unabridged
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When he started to read this book he found the font very small and asked if I could change it - unfortunately the only options were to "zoom" from 150% upwards and this took the font off of the page. We checked the other books I had pre loaded for him (A Terry Pratchett and an Artemis Fowl) and font sizes could be adjusted as usual.
After discussing this via webchat with Amazon this problem would appear to be because the book contains scanned pictures. My son will struggle on and read this small font but please be aware - should you be purchasing this for anyone with a visual impairment that they will be unlikely to be able to read it.
This is the forth audio book in the 'How to Train Your Dragon' series read by David Tennant that I have had the pleasure of listening to.
This installment is, in my opinion, the best yet.
How to be a Pirate is brilliantly read by David Tennant.
If you imagine how good he could be and multiply it by a factor of 5 you would still be selling him short.
He is superb.
I listen to a lot of audio books and Tennant is right up there in his reading with Tony Robinson's reading of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett and with Stephen Fry's reading of J K Rowling's Harry Potter series of books. Brilliance.
I kid you not.
True, Tennant does have a lot to go on.
Cresssida Cresswell's books are wonderfuland fabulously funny children's tales but in Tennant's capable voice he ratchets their brilliance to a whole new level.
His vocal characteristics are brilliant.
The pace is ideal and as the books are so funny and well written with a cracking story the action and enjoyment fairly canters along.
Think of a Noggin the Nog crossed with Harry Potter and a smidgeon of Spike Milligan and you have the idea of just how good an author Cresswell is.
I don't need to give you the plot others will do so in reviews of the book because I am reviewing the audio version.
If you have kids that are reluctant readers play them this on a car journey and I guarantee you three things will happen.
One you will seek out the rest in the fabulous series.
Two Your kids will pick up and read the books wanting to get more.
Three You too will, like me, become a fan.
And I really envy you discovering this fantastic audio series for yourselves.
We have the whole series and all of the stories have been played over and over again and -unlike the film based on the first adventure that Hiccup has - are entirely true to the books. The story itself ( and all in the series) is fantastic for both children and adults alike. However the fact that they are read by the talented David Tennant really does just clinch the deal. The story is read by him in such an engaging way that you will drive round the block to make sure you hear the end. His voices for all the characters are wonderful and seem to encapuslate each individual precisely.
All our family enjoy them from 5-45 male and female.