Wednesday, August 19, 2020

How to Train Your Dragon Book 5: How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale by Cressida Cowell

Title: How to Train Your Dragon Book 5:  How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale
Author: Cressida Cowell
Read by:  David Tennant
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Length: Approximately 3 hours and 49 minutes
Source: Downloaded through Overdrive from the Kewaunee Public Library

Does your family listen to audiobooks on road trips?  What audiobooks does your family enjoy? Our family’s love for the How to Train Your Dragon audiobook series continues.  We recently listened to How to Train Your Dragon Book 5:  How to Twist a Dragon’s Tail on a family camping trip in the Upper Peninsula.  David Tennant cannot be equaled as a great audiobook narrator with a unique voice for each character.  The sounds effects are also fantastic.  My son Daniel loved the song they played between chapters and David Tennant’s singing in this one.  Although depending on what character he was narrating, the singing was either great or ear splintering.

Plot Summary from Amazon:  The heat is on for Hiccup! Someone has stolen the Fires-Stone from Volcano Island, which means the Volcano has become active and the tremors are hatching the Eggs of Exterminator Dragons! Can Hiccup return the Fire-Stone to the Volcano, stop it from erupting, and save the Tribes from being wiped out by the terrible sword-claws of the Exterminators?

The villain from the previous books, Alvin the Treacherous makes a surprising return…. Again.  The plot was similar to the previous books, but really, it’s Tennant’s great audiobook narration that I am listening too.  Although my 12-year old son Daniel is starting to feel annoyed by Alvin never dying and returning for each book.  It is part of the humor, but he is not amused.  My 14-year old son was reminded of his love for this series and promptly read the rest of the series when we returned home.  How to Train Your Dragon is a good series for family road trips.

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