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©1987, 1959, 1955, 1927 Simon & Schuster, Inc.; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Imagination Studio, An Imprint Of The Random House Audio Publishing Group
"Irwin is earnest, honest, and anxious to please, yet never overplays the adventures. He engages listeners as the suspense unfolds and stays totally committed to the story. Listeners do, too. For adult listeners, here's a campy mystery to delight in. For youngsters, Irwin is likely to convert a new generation to the Hardy Boys." (AudioFile)
My kids loved this, of all the many books we;ve listend to-- Irwin has a real talent for knowing when to pause, when to sound scared, and not to overplay it for the kids-- just right. I wish Audible carried all the Hardy Boys title as we'd snap them up. For now, rest assured that the Tower Treasure won't disappoint!
Yes, 1927 was the original copyright date for this book. It really brings back an age of literature when heroes were without any nasty flaws. These boys obey their parents and don't grumble when Mom asks them to run an errand. I don't know if that hearkens to an earlier age of teenagers, or just an earlier age of literature.
It pulled in my 6-yo daughters attention immediately as she merely wandered through the room.
This Narrator is excellent, and I like the old style "radio drama" music they've added from the golden age of radio.
I wish audible had the whole series, I'd get them all.
It really is nice to think that books from our youth can be brought to life today through the technology of "audio/oral" presentations.
I remember reading this book about 40 years ago and today, to hear the story presented orally, was a real treat.
Exciting, interesting and funny.
When they found the treasure.
When they found the treasure.
I laughed loads - because it is an awesom book.
This book is good for everyone but I think boys will like it best.
I bought this for my son (6 going on 7) and he enjoyed it thoroughly. As an adult reader listening to the books after having read them for the first time a number of years ago, it was a trip down memory lane! The boys were older than I remembered and I seemed to remember more independence from them as well. We both enjoyed the story and thought Bill Irwin did a very good job. It was the first Hardy Boys we have listened to but it won't be the last.
Listened to this with my eight-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter. They both love the book. I thought the presentation was great. The narrator really knew how to change voices well and the added music here and there was enjoyable. Of course, the mystery of the Hardy boys is always a great story.
I really loved this book. I loved the old style writing of it. It was well done all around. There were many surprises in it especially at the end or climax of the mystery. I will definitely go on to more Hardy Boys books now. I really got hooked in the book quickly and had to stay til the end. This is definitely going to be a title that I will share with my kids. This novel is a great piece of Americana.
"Kept them all quiet"
Gripping tale for a car trip
Full of determination, engine-roaring sounds and a pursuit for justice, and for what's right; this Hardy Boys book, is a recommended listen.
"Kids liked it but very dated"
The story is very dated and had the adults during the long car trip on holiday desperate for the finish but the kids did seem to enjoy the story
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