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The Missing Chums (1928)

by Franklin W. Dixon

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This was a blast from the past & well done with just a few sound effects to bring the story to life. Well read. I never read much of the Hardy Boys as a kid, but occasionally I'd get stuck some place with nothing else or better. Even as a kid, I quickly learned the formula. It was kind of fun revisiting them, though. I doubt I'll want to read another in the foreseeable future, but they are an important piece of Americana. They have a pretty interesting history of their own. Wikipedia has a pretty good write up here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hardy_Boys

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  jimmaclachlan | Aug 18, 2014 |
What a better way to celebrate the 4th of July weekend camping trip on the coast of Maine than with the next volume of the Hardy Boys!! This blue hardcover 2nd series book was just the ticket. Mysterious goings on in town, a bank robbery, a masquerade party, stolen boats, unusual goings on on a coastal island, and of course, the 2 missing chums!! Will the Hardy's prevail and save their friends?? Will the bank robbers be held accountable? Will they find their stolen boat, The Sleuth? Well now, what fun would it be if i ruined the story for you all! Loved it as i have always loved these. 4 down, many, many more to go! Yay! ( )
  jeffome | Jul 15, 2014 |
The implausibility of these books brings a smirk to my face every time. The police don't want to send their own detectives into Shantytown undercover, because they will be too easy to spot. So they call in the teenage amateur sleuth Hardy Boys to do it. Their Dad merely wishes them luck and their Mom says they'll be able to take care of themselves.

Still these are books for young boys so don't expect plausibility to get in the way of adventure. They are fun reads. ( )
  GBev2011 | Jul 7, 2011 |
In Bayport lots of things happen. And There is another case to solve for the two young sleuths, Frank and Joe. One night the Hardy boys get a message that their friends, Chet and Biff, are missing. If they do not hurry, they will loose their friends forever. ( )
  adamjohn | Sep 30, 2010 |
A bank robbery! Kidnapped pals! Stolen radios! A crazy shotgun-wielding hermit on an island! It's all go again for the Hardy Boys in this fourth adventure in the series. It appears things are never quiet in Bayport and no-one is in the least bit surprised when Chet Morton and Biff Hooper go missing. In their quest to find and rescue them, Frank and Joe investigate a shanty just outside of town, are threatened, shot at and finally captured themselves! Exciting stuff. ( )
1 vote PaulHassett | Apr 26, 2008 |
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"Joe, how soon will you be ready to roll?" Frank Hardy burst into the garage where his brother was working on a sleek, black-and-silver motorcycle.
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A series of bizarre events in their home town lead the Hardy Boys on a trail of robbers and kidnappers.

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