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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.
My sons enjoyed the story a lot. The voicing could have had more emotion at several points. Voice characterizations other than the main characters we're pretty fair. I'm glad that the story seemed to be unedited from the original!
Just a mom
This was my first time and my sons listening to a audio book. It was a great story that had our attentions from beginning to end. The use of words used back then when the book was written is different from now. This was a good teaching lesson on how we have many words to describe things. My boys could envision themselves as the Hardy brothers. This gave them a special connection to the story
We love how the book talked about the Hardy family enjoying meals together and the community working together to help out the accused who they felt was innocent.
I don't feel Bill gave any particular character a "voice". Bill read in a natural voice in my opinion.
It was interesting to hear the word "spade" for shovel and "sleuthing" for detective work.
This was a great audio book and I'd recommend this for boys.
"Kept them all quiet"
Gripping tale for a car trip
Full of excitement, danger and determination to get to the heart of the truth, I love the Hardy Boys. They are great!
"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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