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  • How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 5
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 199

The hilarious series which inspired the Dream Works Film. The Fire-Stone has been stolen, the volcano is active and the Exterminator dragons have their CLAWS out! Can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? David Tennant reads this hilarious children's classic which can be enjoyed by everybody.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another Winner

  • By boosmummy on 12-12-13

Never enough!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-18

Terrified Lavalouts, nervous mine escapee windwalkers, and a deadly exterminator eating fire dragon? What else could you need in one book? Cressida Cowell thinks a runt son of a chief, a psychopathic teacher, a bogburgerler better then her parents, a berserker with asthma, a maniacal outcast riding an exterminator, and last, but most definitely not least, a barbarian hero with a terrible singing voice. Oh, and David Tennant is so good at the voices it's unbelievable. Of course, you'll know that if you've listened to the others.

  • Mythos

  • By: Stephen Fry
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,789
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,879
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,832

The Greek myths are amongst the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Stephen Fry does it again

  • By L. Turner on 14-11-17

HOW CAN THIS GET BETTER?

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-18

I love the Greek myths, and had already bought three other audiobooks of them, so naturally when this came out I bought it. Stephen Fry is one of my favourite authors anyway, and he does amazingly right sounding voices on audio. In this book, he adapts the Greek myths to fit his narrative. He focuses on less well known myths, such as many of Zeus's unions, instead of the Odyssey. My favourite story is almost definitely the love of Eros and Psyche.

  • Who Let The Gods Out?

  • By: Maz Evans
  • Narrated by: Maz Evans
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

Elliot's mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world - and solving Elliot's problems too?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • No ending - waiting for next book ARRRGGHHHH!!

  • By Lisa on 21-06-17

Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-03-18

Patricia Horse's Bum is so annoying! But funny! I love this story. I am a large fan of the Greek myths, and this adds them to stupid comedy. I love it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • The Finest Nonsense of Edward Lear

  • By: Edward Lear
  • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
  • Length: 1 hr and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 3

Nearly 150 years since his poetry was first published, Lear's nonsense rhymes are still popular today. In this lively and colorful audiobook recording, Derek Jacobi reads Lear's most famous poems and most fantastic creations, including "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat", "The Daddy Long-Legs and the Fly", "The Jumblies", "The Dong with the Luminous Nose", and a collection of assorted limericks.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good

  • By a wood on 01-01-18

Good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-18

I only put 1 star on the story because it's not really a story is it? The poems are amazing, even so. The performance is brilliant. I love it!

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  • How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 4
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 315
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 241
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 238

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was a Viking hero - dashing, brave, and ever so clever. But even Viking heroes have to begin somewhere.... Can Hiccup find the antidote to deadly Vorpentitis and fight the Doomfang? Can he brave the axe of Norbert the Nutjob and be the Hero yet again?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dragontastic!

  • By R B. on 12-12-14

Camicazi

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-17

Camicazi, Camicazi, Camicazi! BEST CHARACTER IN THE WORLD! Hiccup's good, Fishlegs is funny but Camicazi is definitely the best with her amazing Welsh accent.

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,803
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,785

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Norseome

  • By AnnG on 03-03-17

Amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-12-17

I love Greek myths, and I love Neil Gaiman, so when this came out we thought we should try Norse myths as well. I love this book and think he does the best best best best voices for the gods and Giants.

  • How to Be a Pirate

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 2
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 451
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 343
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 338

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic audio book

  • By Ramona on 22-04-10

Good, but not best

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-11-17

This is probably my least favourite of the How To Train Your Dragon series because it doesn't have Camicazi in. If none of them had Camicazi in it would my second or third favourite. My favourite being the next book.

  • The Unbelievable Truth, Series 1

  • By: Jon Naismith, Graeme Garden
  • Narrated by: David Mitchell
  • Length: 2 hrs and 47 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

David Mitchell hosts the panel game in which four comedians are encouraged to tell lies and compete against one another to see how many items of truth they're able to smuggle past their opponents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant from the start

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-16

BEST PANEL SHOW EVER

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-07-17

Because I can't find anywhere else to listen to it I got this. IT'S PERFECT!!! You don't have to change the episode! The funniness just keeps on coming.

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  • The Outsorcerer's Apprentice

  • By: Tom Holt
  • Narrated by: Ray Sawyer
  • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 164
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 151
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

A happy workforce is a productive workforce. At the moment, the Wizard's employees are neither. The goblins are upset with their working conditions, the dragonslayer has thrown a hissy fit over his medical insurance (or lack thereof) and everyone is upset about the terrible canteen coffee. Yet the Wizard hasn't got time to worry about revolution in the workplace - he's about to see his brilliant business plan (based on entrepreneurial flair and involving one or two parallel worlds) disrupted by a clueless young man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't listen at bedtime! It's too funny !

  • By Barbara Pritchard on 30-11-14

Best book ever

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-06-17

I love the idea of this book! Tom Holt is a brilliant author and Ray Sawyer is a fantastic narrater. I wish I had of his books. I especially like the Sphinx.

  • The Wind in the Willows

  • By: Kenneth Grahame
  • Narrated by: Michael Hordern
  • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 399
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 400

Here is a timeless tale of waterside Britain that has been loved by generations of children and acclaimed as a classic. The story of Mole, Ratty, Badger, and Toad, and their escapades, whether messing about on the river or poop-pooping in Toad's shiny new car, cannot fail to enchant.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great performance

  • By Annika on 02-01-14

I LOVE IT

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-17

Best book ever! I read it while I listen to it. I don't have a favourite character.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful