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©1990, 1962, 1955, 1928 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; (P)2002 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"A full repertoire of music and sound effects are used throughout the story to help push the action and set the atmosphere." (AudioFile)
Favorites are histories and mysteries. Once avid reader trying to pick up the pace again later in life.
Not the strongest entry in the "canon," but an enjoyable mystery set along the ocean around Bayport. Two of Frank and Joe's best buds go missing and the Hardy Boys try to locate them while finding linkages with a bank heist crime that their father is trying to solve. Entertaining sleuthing goes on and even if it's not the most exciting or exotic of the series, it is still very entertaining and relaxing to listen to, especially if you, like I, grew up reading every volume in the series. Bill Irwin does an excellent job reading and speaking as each of the characters, and there are just enough sound effects and a soundtrack to add some atmosphere.
Third Smartest Man In The World
Times may change but Frank and Joe remain the same. I listened with my son and he liked it too, but still went back to "wimpy kid" stories.
Okay - they're all pretty formulaic - but this one is a little less predictable than most. And the supporting cast gets to shine a little more than they usually do.
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